Jenny McLachlan


"I'm thrilled to be participating in the Roadshow and meeting parents and carers to talk about the wonderful world of reading. When I was a teacher, I saw first hand the hugely positive impact reading has on the lives of children and young people. Reading is empowering, encourages empathy and provides a calm oasis in what can be a chaotic world. A love of reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child which is why I'm so excited to be taking part in the Bookchat Roadshow."


Jenny has written four funny books in the Ladybirds series ('Flirty Dancing', 'Love Bomb', 'Sun Kissed' and 'Starstruck') that are sold in countries all over the world and translated into many different languages. Jenny's latest book, 'Stargazing for Beginners', tells the story of a girl desperate to become an astronaut and she is currently working on another book for teenagers and a book for younger readers. Before she became a  writer, Jenny taught in a large secondary school where she was inspired by the teenagers she worked with. She now writes full time and enjoys visiting children in schools all over the country. Find out more at


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