Shoo Rayner

Children's author, Author/Illustrator

Available for:



Feel free to phone me on 01594 837386

5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2)


Shoo Rayner - Award-winning children's author and illustrator

"… it was a brilliant day which the children and adults loved!”

I've written over 200 books that span the ability and interest of primary school age range, including many fun and exciting series for newly confident readers.

I've visited hundreds of schools and libraries at home and abroad, building a wealth of experience which I love to share.

I love telling stories and drawing pictures too, inspiring children to learn to love reading books for pleasure.

Click the image below for a downloadable PDF sheet that describes what I do in schools and how to get the best out of a visit.


Why invite me?

* You know my books and enjoy them.
* You want inspiration to read, write and draw more.
* You want your pupils to be really excited after my visit and for your library borrowings to go up.
* You want to give pupils a enjoyable, mind-broadening experience.

I’ve a huge amount of experience with many different types of audience.
You’ll find me fun, confident, adaptable, enthusiastic and very hard-working.


I have written well over 100 books and illustrated over 70 for other authors including:
Ricky Rocket - Up and Away (isbn:1846163935)
Ricky's Family are the only Humans on the Planet of Hammerhead. Ricky Learns to fly without stabilisers!
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Everyone Can Draw (isbn:978-1908944191)
Everyone really can draw - especially with this book!
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The Ginger Ninja (isbn:1849140820)
There's a new Kitten at school and he doesn't look very nice!
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Dragon Gold (isbn:978-1910080047)
What would you do if there was a school competition to make a dragon that can fly?
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Viking Vik - The Big Fight (isbn:184616723X)
Gritty Viking adventure to make the stomach churn!
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Art, Craft and Design, Geography and Travel, History and Biography, Horror, Humour

Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Picture books, Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13, Educational books

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