Billy Bob Buttons – Author VisitStaniland Academy
The award-winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons, visited school on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss which last year sold over 100,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize. Every year, he meets with approximately 150,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops and on his visit to us, he worked with the Gold Award reading winners to read and deliver workshops with a focus on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters.
In addition to an assembly given by him at the start of the day, children also had the opportunity to meet Mr. Buttons and buy a signed and dedicated book. A fun day was had by all with the handy hints and tips provided to budding writers.