Welcome


Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children: novels, short stories and plays.

Find out my latest news,  pick up some writing tips or book me for a  school visit.

Inside you’ll also find plenty of trailers and more info on my books for school projects. Feel free to drop me a line with any questions, or sign up to my mailing list below for updates and giveaways…

 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

The Wild Before


 

“A stunning mix of folklore, adventure and environmental awareness.”
WATERSTONES

“One of my most anticipated books”
THE BOOKSELLER

A GUARDIAN BOOK TO LOOK FORWARD TO 2021


Delighted to announce that, eight years later, there will be a prequel to THE LAST WILD.

THE WILD BEFORE will be publishing on August 19th 2021 with Hachette Children’s.

Drawing on themes of climate change, hope and friendship, The Wild Before returns the reader to the world of the beloved The Last Wild series, before the redeye virus has taken hold of every animal in the land, years before the events of The Last Wild have unfolded. The Wild Before tells the story of a young hare who is the world’s only hope of saving the legendary Mooncalf and avoiding certain disaster.

 

NEWS

British Book Awards 2021 judges announced


February 1, 2021

Very proud and excited to be announced today as one of the judges of this year’s #Nibbies, or British Book Awards, run by The Bookseller magazine. I will be judging the Best Book, Children’s Fiction,…

Q&A


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Can I read your books aloud online?

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If you are a teacher, you may read aloud individual chapters at a time, that are not recorded, via a closed virtual learning environment for pupils only. Please don’t read whole books aloud in one session or record any of your readings. Thank you!

 

 

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Where can I find classroom resources for your books?

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You can watch my Last Wild video masterclasses and sign up for classroom resources at Authorfy

There are also some excellent free classroom resources for “The Last Wild” provided by Sustainable Learning

Teachers could sign up to CLPE’s excellent Power of Reading scheme and get a whole teaching sequence based on “The Last Wild”.

 

 

Q

How much do you charge for a school visit?

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Please read the following document for more info:

Piers Torday School Events Guide 2021

 

 

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Do you visit schools?

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I offer both in person and online visits, depending on your requirements. For more information on how to arrange a visit, the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.