Normally visit selected schools, bookshops, conferences, festivals and libraries, both in the UK and abroad, throughout the year, to talk to children about reading, writing and my books. However, during the current Corona Crisis, while schools are closed, these visits are obviously suspended.

I am offering online story readings and creative writing tips in the meantime.

Online school visits are also available

To find out more about my online visits or to arrange a visit for when the schools reopen and the lockdown is lifted, please contact Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.

Piers Torday School Events Guide 2019


All my upcoming public events have been postponed or cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please check back here for further details when such gatherings resume.



Can I read your books aloud online?


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!

During the school closure I am going to be reading out all of my books, chapter by chapter, every weekday on Instagram Live at 2.30pm GMT.  If you miss the live reading, you can always catch up later on Instagram TV or my YouTube channel.




Where can I find classroom resources for your books?


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

I will be putting up more here for all books very shortly, watch this space.

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



Do you visit schools?


School visits are currently suspended during the lockdown and schools closure. For more information on how to arrange a future visit (or rearrange an existing one) the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.