At Taller Books, we love working with schools and educators to encourage teenagers to read! We offer author visits, Zoom workshops, writing workshops, and special rates on books for school libraries.
The Battle Ground series is aimed at readers aged 13+, but we have fans as young as 11. If your students have read and enjoyed The Hunger Games series, they will be ready to read the Battle Ground books.
Rachel Churcher, author of the Battle Ground series, provides school visits to secondary schools, including writing workshops, YA book recommendations, writer Q&A sessions, and book club discussions. She has experience of running workshops focusing on Point of View and Tense, Q&A sessions on writing and publishing (in person and via Zoom), and book club conversations based on her novels and dystopian fiction in general. She has a Masters Degree in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and can easily expand her visit to include conversations about the history and contemporary relevance of science fiction and dystopia.
If you have a budget for school visits, contact us to discuss travel expenses and fees. If you don’t have a budget, drop us an email anyway and we’ll see what we can arrange. We’d like to visit everyone who invites us, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
Distant and international visits can be arranged via Zoom – please let us know if you are interested in arranging a Zoom visit.
We would love to see the Battle Ground series in every school library! We can provide a full signed set of books 1-5 in the series, or a book club or class set of book 1 (or books 1 and 2, which tell the same story from two very different points of view, leading to interesting discussions!).
Our standard price for the books 1-5 library set is £35 plus postage, but please get in contact if your library budget won’t cover the cost, and we’ll see what we can do.
The price for a book club or class set depends on the number of copies you require. Please let us know what you need, and we’ll get back to you with a price.
Please note that the core story is told in books 1-5 of the Battle Ground series. Books 6 and 7 are optional tie-in books, and not included in our library set. Book 6 in particular is aimed at the older teen age group. The core story ends completely in book 5, so your students will not be missing out or complaining about a cliff-hanger ending – we promise!
We would love to work with you to bring our books and workshops to your school. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!