Visiting Author for Schools: Greg James and Chris Smith

Greg James and Chris Smith

Friday, September 13th. Greg and Chris will be doing both a morning and afternoon visit. 

(Please indicate your date and time preferences.).

Greg James and Chris Smith


Greg James is a familiar voice and face on UK radio and TV. He's the host of UK BBC Radio 1's award-winning Drivetime show and Official Chart music broadcast. On screen, Greg has hosted a variety of shows, including the recent special BBC Children in Need, and in 2016 he raised over a million dollars for the charity Sport Relief by completing five triathlons in five cities in five days. He has no superpowers. In his spare time he enjoys the idea of having hobbies, but always tends to turn those hobbies into work.

Chris Smith is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who delivers the news to millions of people every day as the presenter of Newsbeat on the UK's BBC Radio 1. Chris enjoyed a previous, glittering, literary career as the winner of the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition 1981 (under-ten category). Chris has no superpowers either, although he enjoys pretending his cat Mabel can fly by picking her up and running around


ABOUT THE BOOK: Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes Since becoming Kid Normal, Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes – fellow students with arguably less-than-useful talents like the ability to conjure tiny horses from thin air – have been catching bad guys all over the place. But being a hero isn't easy, especially when you can't tell anyone about your epic adventures and your classmates still don't believe you've got what it takes.

And then, far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain breaks his thirty-year silence. His first words? “Bring Kid Normal to me!” This supervillain was responsible for stealing the powers from some of the greatest Heroes Alliance members of all time. Does Murph have what it takes to bring him down?

With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

Book trailer: 

45 minutes-1 hour

Topic of Presentation: Highly interactive presentation based around creating a super hero story with the audience. They have some props that they will bring with them.

Upper Elementary school, Grades 3-6.

Groups as large as possible, including full grades and multiple grades at a time.

Projector, projector screen, two microphones (clip-on, if possible; if not, cordless).

#TatteredCover #KidNormal

Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Chris and Greg's book: Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes Cover Image
By Erica Salcedo (Illustrator), Greg James, Chris Smith
ISBN: 9781547600984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 10th, 2019

Kid Normal Cover Image
By Erica Salcedo (Illustrator), Greg James, Chris Smith
ISBN: 9781547602674
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 10th, 2019