Children’s illustrator visits North Yorkshire schools

//Children’s illustrator visits North Yorkshire schools

Hello, I’m Annabel Hall, a Service Pupils’ Champion in North Yorkshire. 

The autumn term got off to a great start with the visit of award winning illustrator, Lynne Chapman, and Reading Force staff to two of our schools in North Yorkshire, Alanbrooke Community Primary School and Dishforth Airfield Primary School.

Lynne kept the children riveted by her energetic and entertaining book readings and conducted drawing workshops to teach the children (and staff!) some basic skills in illustrating emotions – who would have thought that a few carefully positioned lines have such an impact in conveying the feeling of the characters!

Lynne’s forte is colourful illustrations of animals doing silly things and the children were enthralled and entertained by the stories and pictures.  Lynne also gave a workshop to an older age group and explained how she came to be an illustrator, what her typical day is like and the process of writing, illustrating and getting a book published. Children and adults all learnt something new during this creative and interesting day.


The majority of children in both schools are from Service families and there were lots of happy faces when all present took a new book and a scrapbook home with them.  Lynne stayed on after school to do a book signing and meet some of the mums and dads and answer questions. Thank you to Reading Force for coming to North Yorkshire- we had a great day!

Annabel Hall

Photo: Julie Lyon, Headteacher at Dishforth Airfield Primary School with Children’s Illustrator, Lynne Chapman.

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The Royal British Legion has awarded a grant to Reading Force so it can reach many more Service families and offer them Reading Force. The North Yorkshire schools events with Lynne Chapman was made possible from this grant. Read more about the Legion’s support to Reading Force.



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