Kids Reading Ambassadors
Every month we will be inviting you to pitch your reading stars to us and one child each month will get the opportunity to read and review a brand new book and speak to the author about it. We know, right…how cool is that!? Here are some of our ongoing reading ambassadors who have thus far appeared at the LoveReading LitFest interviewing some of our favourite children's authors.
Get in touch if you have a budding kids presenter in your midst - we'd love to hear from them. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
At 9 years old, Charlotte Crafts is a consummate and committed reader who knows a good story when she reads one and won’t put it down until she’s finished every word of it. When not immersed in a good book, she likes running around, swinging on ropes over rivers and bossing her older brother around. (She quite likes him really but isn’t yet willing to make this knowledge public). She bizarrely was born on exactly the same day as her LoveReading LitFest colleague Frankie (spooky eh!) and loves being paid in chocolate.
Jack Dumville is 13 years old and lives in London. When he’s not got his nose stuck in a book, he likes playing football and cricket and building in Minecraft. When he’s older he wants to do something in IT and uses this as his excuse to spend hours on his PC. Jack recently interviewed Rashmi Sirdeshpande about her latest book Good News and is still living off the credits.
Frankie Dumville is 9 years old and wants to be an author when she grows up. She eats books for breakfast but loves crafting, gymnastics, being a cub and playing tennis with her big brother Jack. She recently interviewed Stephanie Burgis about her latest book The Raven Heir and can’t wait for the sequel.
Amahra is ten years old and lives in London. She loves music and is learning the piano and clarinet. She is passionate about theatre and books. For her birthday a few years ago, Amahra directed and wrote a play which her entire class performed. She sings in the LSO youth choir and enjoys ballet, tap, kung fu and swimming. But she is happiest when lost in a good book. Her happy place is the British Library. Her favourite books include: La Belle Savauge (from His Dark Materials), Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. She dreams of being a children’s doctor and published author when she grows up.
Jai Borooah is 10 years old and is a sport billy! Recently crowned his tennis club U11 champ, he plays football for Greenwich district schools U11 team and also plays a mean game of cricket for his district. When he’s not running around a court, pitch or cricket ground, he’s a reading ambassador and a guest presenter for the LoveReading LitFest. Jai recently interviewed Alastair Chisholm about his new book Adam-2.
Charlie & Finn Stiff
Charlie and Finn Stiff are brothers from Liverpool. They are 9 and 7 years old and love cricket, football and anything sport related. They’re blues in case you were wondering! They love reading and animals which is why it was so perfect that the cheeky pair recently interviewed Dr Nick Crumpton about his latest book Why Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong - and they can’t stop telling every adult they meet! You will be able to watch this event very soon, when the book is out.
Frankie is 11 years old and lives in Bexhill on Sea.
When she's not climbing all over the house, Frankie loves reading,
writing playscripts, baking tasty treats from Kim-Joy's cookbook, going
to her local running club and swimming in the sea. Frankie also loves
animals and all things cute, and wants to work for the RSPCA when she's
older, as well as being an author. Some of her favourite books are
Little Women, Harry Potter, Nevermoor and Fireborn which she recently read and reviewed for the LoveReading LitFest.
At 9 years old (but wiser than her age suggests), Lorelai will read anything and everything from comics to challenging chapter books. She even reads the texts and information as she goes around museums. London loving Lorelai doesn’t just want to be an author – she wants to be an author/illustrator and loves nothing more than designing her own front covers for the stories she has written. Her latest book is called The Accidental Time Machine. Lorelai recently interviewed author Jack Meggitt-Phillips, which is how she’s on this bio page!
Joey is 8 years old and enjoys swimming, cycling, cricket, football and gaming. He also loves to read. He enjoys playing the guitar and recorder too which he does at school. He also attends his school’s cookery club and has made some delicious food which he tries not to fully eat before his mum collects him! He has a good sense of humour and loves spending time with his friends and playing pranks on them! Joey wants to be an author or scientist when he’s older and loved recently interviewing Jack Meggitt-Phillips about his new book The Beast and the Bethany Revenge of the Beast, which he was selected by his teacher for, to reward great engagement with reading!
Rosa is an avid YA reader, a writer, and a fan of the Iliad. She is 14 years old, enjoys the Greek myths, books by Philip Pullman and all things philosophy.
Xavier Carus Huby
Xavier is 11 and in his first year of high school. He lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Xavi enjoys archery, cycling, kayaking, gaming, reading, and Lego. He has a world-beating Lego collection. He has an older brother who is very annoying and an older sister who is generally quite nice to him.
Alexander, 12, lives in North Yorkshire and enjoys table tennis, lego and playing football and basketball with his friends.
He absolutely loves reading and can very quickly finish a book. The Skulduggery Pleasant series was his escape during the 2020 lockdown.