Patron of Reading

For the academic year 2017-2018, we are thrilled to be welcoming M.G. Leonard as our Patron of Reading.

Maya is well-known to many of the pupils, as her first novel was on the shortlist for the Awesome Book Awards last year.

Maya describes herself as an award winning, bestselling, super-dooper, beetle loving, children’s author. She was awarded the 2017 Branford Boase Prize for an outstanding first novel for children for Beetle Boy.

She has followed this with the excellent Beetle Queen and we are looking forward to the final book in the trilogy, Battle of the Beetles, which will be published early next year.

We are delighted that Maya will be visiting our school four times this academic year. We look forward to learning more about her books, about her writing and, of course, about her beetles.