James Carter is OFFICIALLY the liveliest poet and guitarist in any town anywhere. An award-winning children’s poet, non-fiction and educational writer, he is the author of over 18 popular and best-selling poetry titles. James travels all over the UK and abroad with his guitar (that’s Keith) and melodica (that’s Steve) to give very action-packed poetry/music performances and workshops, and is a  former lecturer in Creative Writing/Children’s Literature at Reading University. In the last 16 years he has visited over 1000 Primary/Prep schools and performed at various prestigious festivals including Cheltenham, Hay and Edinburgh.

Once Upon A StarOnce upon a star there were no stars to shine no Sun to rise no Sun to set no day no night nor any time Discover the origins of the universe and how our solar system was formed. The narrative verse takes the reader on an immersive journey through space and time, illuminated by striking, dynamic illustrations. The worlds of poetry and non-fiction collide to create a beautiful, unique picture book about our Sun.



Once upon a Star! With James Carter


Event Time Age Range Event (Click Link to see further information)
Sunday 21 Oct 10am 5 to 12 Once upon a Star! With James Carter