Experience the power of expertly curated live author events in your classroom

Founded by an experienced teacher and Top 10 Influential Educator (TES 2018), Reading Rocks virtual author experiences bring the joy of books into classrooms in a convenient, engaging way. Sign up, book your event and start inspiring reading magic!

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How it works

Engaging, easy, enriching

Our live, virtual author events bridge the gap between authors and pupils, cultivating a reading culture that is entertaining and educational. By signing up for a Reading Rocks virtual author events subscription, you can look forward to mesmerising, interactive experiences hosted by authors and designed to bring out every child’s love of books.

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Choose your subscription

Pick the plan based on your school or early education centre size. Receive credits for six events throughout the school year.

Discover diverse events

Explore author events tailored to all primary and early years age groups. Every single event comes with tips and hints to help you get the most out of it. 

Secure your spot

Reserve your event tickets using your credits. Your subscription covers one event per half term, but you can use the credits whenever you like. 

Immerse and inspire

Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive your ticket and a video link for the event. When it’s time, get your class together and get ready to be inspired!

What to expect

Our convenient author event platform gives you access to incredible live events at great value. Simply choose your subscription, book your tickets and wait for the fun to begin! 

Always live

Reading Rocks virtual author events are always live and never prerecorded. This allows children to ask questions and help them understand that a real human is behind every book.


The best part about virtual author events? Every single author and illustrator has a different style, so you can be sure things won’t get boring!

Tips & resources

Before the event, we’ll equip you with hints, tips, resources, and even an event poster to promote it. If there are any special requirements, you’ll be informed well in advance.

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Unlock a world of words

Open your virtual doors to acclaimed authors and illustrators shaping imaginative tales for young readers through the latest high-quality children’s books. 

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Get the credits

Every subscription includes 6 annual credits to spend on events. Each event requires one credit, and an unlimited number of classes from your school can access the event.

Get one extra credit if you subscribe before 29th September!*

*Extra credit automatically applied until 29th Sept.

Purchase the books

Schools can purchase every book from our website at a discounted rate, up to 7 days before the event. Families can also buy the books from our website after the event, which are then sent to your school to be distributed. For every book purchased by a parent or guardian, your school receives a credit to spend on books for future events.

Reduce your admin

We have great events suitable for EYFS, KS1, LKS2 and UKS2, designed to inspire your pupils – without all the stress and admin of booking separate events throughout the year.

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The benefits

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As authors weave their stories through interactive sessions – bringing plots and characters to life, pupils benefit from a deeper connection to literature and learning.

  • Spark a love for reading and exploration.
    Encourage innovative thinking by cultivating a culture of creativity.
  • Connect with authors and illustrators to gain insights into the craft of writing.
  • Provoke inspiration as children ask their own questions to learn more.

Schools can ignite excitement in their learning environments and witness pupils’ enthusiasm – all arranged through a simple, great-value subscription system.

  • Access six events for the price of one (based on the average price of virtual events)!
  • A streamlined payment process for school business managers, with minimal admin.
  • Make reading events a regular, cherished aspect of learning for pupils in your school.
  • Access to a diverse range of authors and illustrators will showcase a great range of children’s literature, from fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Authors and illustrators can amplify their exposure, spark excitement for their work, and witness young minds light up through interactive engagement with the books they have created.

  • Fair compensation is provided to authors and illustrators.
  • Guests have the opportunity to connect with young readers.
  • An excellent chance for creators to tap into their target market.
  • Authors can create a buzz and elevate new releases through social media exposure.
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The cost

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How much do virtual author events cost?

To ensure events are accessible to all, the cost of your virtual author events subscription depends on the size of your school or early years setting. VAT is added at checkout and presented separately on your order confirmation. Sign up before 29th September 2023 to enjoy an extra credit on us. 

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Subscribe by 29th September for 1 extra credit!*


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*Extra credit added ar checkout.
*Cost exclusive of VAT, which will be added at checkout.

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Hear all about it

Why our users
love our service

Thank you from Rowan Class – lots of us want to go and write our own stories!

Duke Street Primary School

Getting authors into classrooms is a real priority for me – this was an easy and affordable way to do this.

A great choice of authors, wonderful interactive sessions and easy to sign up.

Jane Atkins

West Hill Primary, Wandsworth

Absolutely loved our virtual author with Justyn Edwards. He was engaging and the children were captivated throughout.

Booking was really easy to go and there was regular communication about how to promote the event in school to the children and their families. Would definitely recommend.

Tom Griffiths

Tidbury Green School

Meet our curator

Hi, I’m Heather!

“Hello, I’m Heather. I founded Reading Rocks in 2016 with a desire to bring together educators who themselves have a passion for reading. The community began across social media and grew into amazing Saturday CPD events across England. Since then, I have launched a primary book subscription for schools as well as exciting events aimed at sparking a love of books in all children.”

Frequently asked questions

We've tried to answer all your questions here, but if you don't see an answer to your questions then please fill out an enquiry below.

Who is this service for?
This event subscription service is suitable for early years foundation stage and primary education settings.
I’m not an education providing organisation, can I still subscribe?

We'd recommend signing up on our website to give you full control over your subscription. We offer this service to schools as they often require a different process for their accounts department.

Subscribe now!

What are the benefits of a virtual author events subscription?

Your subscription is a brilliant way to ensure your pupils are exposed to up-to-date and diverse children’s literature through an engaging shared experience. You will also save time and money compared to arranging your own events, so it’s a win-win!

Can I cancel my subscription?

Of course! You can cancel at any time within your ‘My Account’ dashboard.

This is an annual subscription, so we wouldn’t take the next payment 12 months from your signup date, but you’ll still be able to use your remaining credits until then.

How do I book an event?
To book an event, you must first purchase a subscription. The subscription gives you credits to spend on events (one credit per event). Once you have a subscription, head over to the event calendar, choose an event and book your ticket.
Can I cancel a ticket?
We limit the number of tickets we sell for each event, and ticket sales finish 1 week before the event. If you need to cancel your ticket, you can do so up to 7 days before the event by emailing [email protected]. This enables us to open up the spot to another school before sales close.
When will my subscription renew?
Your subscription will renew 12 months after your payment date at the annual rate.
Can I roll over my credits?

For the introductory cohort, you will be able to roll over one credit into the 2023/4 academic year.

I have another question

We have developed a support centre for the Virtual Author Events subscription - you can look there for more details on how to book and for lots of helpful hints and tips.

Still can't find what you're looking for? You can use the contact form below for any other enquiries, or email [email protected]

Still got a question?

Not seen the answer to your question - feel free to contact our support:

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