Famous Writers

We are building up a collection of famous writers here at Activity Village, and plan to have ancient and modern and everything in between before too long! For these playwrights, poets and authors you will find a short biography (written with children in mind) and a collection of our usual printables - that is, colouring page, poster, notebooking pages, worksheet and writing page. Here and there you will find a broader collection of activities to extend your exploration of the men and women covered: for William Shakespeare, for example, we have a really comprehensive collection of worksheets covering a range of ages.

Enid Blyton
Since the early 20th Century, children all over the world have been enjoying the stories of Enid...
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most prolific writers of all time and possibly the most...
Jane Austen
Jane Austen (1775 to 1818) is one of the most widely read and loved authors of all time. Her...
Robert Burns
Robert Burns (1759 to 1796) wrote poetry and lyrics in the Scots language as well as in Scots...
Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Brontë, 1816 to 1855, was the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters and the author of...
Emily Bronte
Learn a little about Emily Brontë here, and then enjoy our fun colouring pages and printables with...
J K Rowling
Find out a little about the author of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, and use our printable activity with...
Lewis Carroll
Learn a little about Victorian author Lewis Carroll, most famous for the Alice in Wonderland...
William Shakespeare
Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring...
Roald Dahl Theme for Kids
Like many people around the world, we have enjoyed Roald Dahl's wonderful books (and their spin...

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