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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


Charlotte Crafts

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

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

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 Gill-McQuinn

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

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 11 and 8 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 Prime

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.

Lorelai Edge-Kanat

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 Uvieghara

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 Lynas

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 Dewar

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.


Emily Berry

Emily is 12 years old, her love for reading and English has really blossomed since starting secondary school. Much of her time is devoted to her favourite sport - fencing, in which she is in England top 10, plus she also does swimming and gymnastics. She loves to curl up with a good book so she can ignore her 2 sisters! 

Eve and Annie Rutherford

Eve is 9 years old and is a total bookworm. Her favourite type of books are fantasy novels but she also loves trying out new topics.  When she's not reading, Eve loves drawing and is often inspired to write her own stories.  Annie is Eve's younger sister and is 7 years old.  Annie loves funny books and interesting non-fiction books too.  Annie enjoys visiting her school library and her favourite author is Michael Rosen.  Annie loves gymnastics and football.


Bertie Coupe

Bertie is 7.5 years old and is a keen reader as well as baker and cook.  When he's not reading he enjoys playing his cello, attending science club, camping and rocking out at festivals. He enjoys creating inventions out of his extensive Lego collection and is a budding magician.

Jasmine Moore

Jasmine is 12 years old and lives in Liverpool. Her love of reading began as a toddler and her passion has only grown since. She equally loves reading adventure stories as well as girly teen novels! As well as reading, Jasmine spends her time playing netball and is currently learning Spanish. 

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Isla Mellish

Isla Mellish is 8 years old and lives in London.  She enjoys reading poetry and listening to audiobooks and she has recently fallen in love with the magical world of Harry Potter. Isla is learning to play the guitar and mini saxophone. In her spare time she enjoys gymnastics,  swimming, drawing, cooking and going on adventures with the Cub Scouts. Isla recently interviewed author Daniel Thompson about his new poetry book Being You: Poems of Positivity.

Dominic Westwood

Dominic is 7 years old and lives in London. When he’s not playing football with his friends, he’s diving into a Harry Potter book with his family. Dominic recently had the opportunity to interview Daniel Thompson about his new book Being you: Poems of Positivity and his favourite poem is Be Weird.​ Dominic also cannot wait to read more books by Daniel Thompson!'

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