Andy Seed

Andy Seed author photo

Facing classrooms full of enthusiastic and inquisitive children is familiar territory for children’s author and poet, Andy Seed. Having worked as a primary school teacher for many years, he is now a full-time writer, visiting more than fifty schools a year. You may have been lucky enough to see Andy’s recent sell-out Tour de Schools, which brought the excitement of the Tour de France into dozens of Yorkshire schools.

Andy’s first children’s book, How To Spot A Hadrosaur in a Bus Queue, was published in 2004 and he has since written non-fiction books and poetry collections. His latest book, The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff  is a collection of funny facts about all manner of things.

Andy also visits schools with fellow children’s author Alan Gibbons; together they present ‘The Reading Show’, a theatrical presentation to get children reading.

You may already be familiar with Andy as the author of the series of memoirs for adults about his experiences working as a teacher in the Yorkshire Dales: All Teachers Great and Small, All Teachers Wise and Wonderful and All Teachers Bright and Beautiful. Andy’s first book All Teachers Great and Small was featured on The Alan Titchmarsh Show and led to a book deal with a major publisher.

Click on the link to read more about Andy’s school visits.

Books for Children
The Anti-Boredom Christmas Book. 

The Silly Book of  Weird and Wacky Words  Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award (Best Book with Facts) 2016.
The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Things to Do

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff A new collection of funny facts about all sorts of silly things. Bloomsbury.Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award (Best Book with Facts) 2015.
Andy’s first novel, for ages 8-11: an exciting funny story about the search for a prank-playing monster . Fat Fox
Prankenstein vs Yankenstein.
How to Spot a Hadrosaur in a Bus Queue A humorous miscellany of fun information and lists. Hodder Children’s books £4.99
Razzle Dazzle Andy’s poetry book for children: wacky wordplay at its best.  Hands Up Books £4.99
Animation A cool & colourful info book aimed at reluctant readers of 9-14. Rising Stars £6.00
Graphic Novels Another of the Snapshots series of high interest/low reading age titles. Rising Stars £6.00
The Real Me (by Amy Simon)A fantastic place to record all your loves, hates, faves, dreams, daft ideas and more. Piccadilly Press
Chocolate Wars An easy-reading novel for ages 10-14. Chocolate is running out – what will choc-mad Chaz do? Badger
The Winter Olympics A colourful information book for ages 7-11. Part of the Collins Big Cat reading scheme. Collins

Books for Adults:
Poems for Pensioners
Three  volumes of best-selling humorous memoirs about Andy’s days as a village school teacher in the Yorkshire Dales of the 1980s:
All Teachers Great and Small, All Teachers Wise and Wonderful and All Teachers Bright and Beautiful (published by Headline).