Project Description

Elle McNicoll – Like A Charm

Live event – Secondary Schools – Suitable for S1 and S2

  • 21st February PM
    • Secondary School
  • 22nd February PM
    • Secondary School

Elle McNicoll is a bestselling and award-winning novelist. Her debut, A Kind of Spark, won the Blue Peter Book Award and the Overall Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, as well as Blackwell’s Book of 2020, and is being made into a TV series. She is Carnegie nominated, and was shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Awards 2020, the Branford Boase Award and The Little Rebels Award. Her second novel, Show Us Who You Are, was Blackwell’s Book of the Month and one of The Bookseller’s Best Books of 2021. She is an advocate for better representation of neurodiversity in publishing.

Elle will introduce her new book Like A Charm,  the story of Ramya, dyspraxic and recently moved to Edinburgh.  There she finds moving statues and the Hidden Folk who are  seeking her help from an old evil! There will be an opportunity to ask Elle questions about her books, and the neurodiverse characters within them.

Book an Event – Secondary Schools

Please select your choices for your Paisley Book Festival school session, and email to your school librarian by 5pm on Monday January 24th  2022 using the subject heading – Paisley Book Festival Schools Programme Bookings.

Closing date – Monday 24th Jan at 5pm

Please specify:

  1. Date and time of session  (please ensure this corresponds with days school librarian is in school)
  2. Which class or classes will be taking part and how many pupils (please check guidance on numbers)
  3. Provide a 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference

Each school will be provided with at least one session based on their preferences as far as possible.  Sessions should take place in the school library where possible.

We will select a school at random and inform you week beginning 24th January if you have been successful.  The library will provide copies on loan of the author’s books for the teacher to use in advance,  and can recommend classroom resources if available.

Elle McNicoll