I headed north to Lancaster and beyond to visit two schools in a day.

First stop was St Luke’s Primary. It was my third visit to the school and it seemed an age since I first shared Impossible Tales there. The children were excited when they entered the hall, which is always a good start! They listened attentively as I shared the story behind the new book. The pupils saw the text and illustrations come together in front of their very eyes. I don’t particularly like reading aloud from the books, much preferring to perform the stories. For that reason, I put on the storytelling waistcoat and shared a version of one of the new Tales. The children reacted perfectly and I felt a few tingles of excitement at their reactions. It really is the best thing in the world to see all those children enjoying something that started as a tiny idea many months ago. Magic!

After signing lots of books, I grabbed some lunch and made my way to Archbishop Hutton’s Primary in Warton. It’s always a lovely place to visit and I thoroughly enjoyed introducing the pupils to ‘More Impossible Tales’. I even got to shake hands with some of the award winners in the school assembly afterwards. The day ended with a book signing after school and another opportunity for lots of questions and chat.

I had an amazing day visiting the fantastic pupils and staff at St Luke’s and Archbishop Hutton’s. Big thanks to Mrs Mead and Mr Bowden for organising the day.