Michaela Morgan

Children's author, Poet

Available for:
After dinner speaking

Website: http://www.michaelamorgan.com


Wonderland: Alicein Poetry shortlisted for CLiPPA Award for poetry 2017. Reaching for The Stars: Poems about extraordinary women and girls also shortlisted for awards. Both poetry collections published by Macmillan.
Respect!(published by Barrington Stoke) winner of 2015 Quick Read Award.Walter Tull's Scrapbook chosen for the Guardian Cultural Diversity Award 2015 also Shortlisted for the BBC TV Blue Peter Book Award 2013. Collection of poems shortlisted for BBC Blue Peter Award 2003,other titles chosen for the Children's Book Award(now the Red House Children's Book Award), Birmingham Libraries' and Surrey Libraries' Award.
Chosen as International Children's Choice (twice) and as a World Book Recommended Read. UKRA (United Kingdom Reading Association) Award (now known as UKLA)

Adults, 5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3), 6th Form and college


Visit www.michaelamorgan.com to see all the latest news about children's author and poet Michaela Morgan - now twice shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award! There are performance videos of poetry, details of her latest school visits, trade books, education books, books for teachers, reviews - everything you might need. See the web site for a full range of the latest books, reviews  and testimonials.

Michaela says:

I like visiting schools! I am particularly keen to work in Midlands, Manchester, London , Brighton and Edinburgh areas but will consider travel anywhere.

I work with the whole age range from nursery to Y6, and am happy to share my stories, give hints for writing, perform poetry and run writing workshops.
I have worked in hundreds and hundreds of schools all over the country and abroad. I also  talk to teachers and parents. I have spoken at many teacher's conferences and run Inset days.

Here are  some testimonials:

"Thank you for bringing reading magic to our school. Your wonderful workshops have inspired children and staff, and in each class room I can see children excited to continue the work you have begun. The children and the staff are buzzing!" Shireen Babul, School Librarian, Chalkhill Primary, Brent.

“I just wanted to thank you again for today. Everyone agreed that it all went really well, the staff and children are buzzing and all are further inspired to read and write. For myself, I will be carrying a little notepad around and trying desperately to jot ideas down for writing!” Jan Tate, Glapthorn CE Lower School
Michaela visited our school last July and worked with Nursery up to Year 5.  The children loved listening to her stories and learning all about the ‘writing process’.  When it came to their own writing, they were highly motivated and enthusiastic and couldn’t wait to get their ideas down on paper.The teachers were full of praise about the visit and felt that Michaela’s approach to books and writing was very inspiring! Jane Dearlove KS2 English and Drama Co-ordinator, Kent College Prep.

The children absolutely loved the work you did with them and are still talking about it now. You were able to accommodate a wide age range and motivate the children to produce some excellent work. The parents were also thrilled and I will be recommending you to other schools. Thanks again, Emma Lynch, Ealdham Primary School, Eltham, London


I have written over 140 books including poetry, picture books, fiction, non-fiction, early readers and junior novels.
Wonderland:Alice in Poetry (isbn:9-781509818846)
Lewis Carroll's verse and contemporary poets' response.
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Walter Tull's Scrapbook (isbn:978 1 84780 4914)
The story of a star footballer and World War I hero. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award
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Reaching The Stars (isbn:9781509814282)
Poems about extraordinary women and girls
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Knock Knock, Open The Door (isbn:978-1-4472-1134-1)
Which special person is arriving? A lift-the-flap picture book.
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Happy Birthday, Sausage! (isbn:978-1-4081-2397-3)
a NEW story in the popular Sausage series!
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Kitty Kool's Beauty School (isbn:978-0-340-98993-7)
Can Kitty Kool's magic help a ragged rabbit, a silly spider and a cranky croc?
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Night Flight (isbn:978-1-84507-640-0)
short listed for Surrey Libraries Award
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Never Shake A Rattlesnake (isbn:9780230740501)
picture book
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The Society of Authors

Other search criteria:

Humour, Novelty Books, Poetry

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

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