James Steptowe – Children’s book author

Children's author James holding his debut book, Raid of the Ratskull Rodents

I am a children’s book author from Essex, now living in Italy. In May 2019 I published my debut book: “Raid of the Ratskull Rodents”, a book full of mystery and adventures – aimed at children aged between 7 and 11.
On July 7th 2020 I published “Chase for the Championship”, my second book which is a football story for girls and boys.

Chase for the Championship

My new book Chase for the Championshipa football story for girls and boys. Follow Sarah Saunders and Yonis Ganim as their two teams battle it out for their under-eleven league title. A thrilling chase for the championship sees these two footballing nuts reconsidering their idea that Football is the most important thing in the world.

Why buy it?

Fast-paced football action

Written and formatted to help reluctant and struggling readers

Raid of the Ratskull Rodents

My first book Raid of the Ratskull Rodentsa story of courageous cats, revolting rats, gullible guinea pigs and a missing sacred object – is now available to buy as a paperback and as an eBook.

Why buy it?

Book illustration with Gus and Ember

An Intriguing story

A story full of adventure and mystery; accompanied by fun illustrations.

Book illustration of a chest containing the Kara

Helpful footnotes

Footnotes explain challenging words and phrases to help young readers expand their vocabulary.

James explaining what Raid of the Ratskull Rodents is about

About me

I’m a children’s book author and also a primary school teacher. I’ve been teaching in primary schools for over 5 years in Essex, London, Yorkshire and am currently working at an English school in Italy.

School Author Visits, Events and Skype Sessions

I do frequently return to the UK and may be available for school author visits, events organised by bookshops, libraries and literature festivals, so don’t hesitate to ask when I’m next back.
I am however readily available for Skype sessions and am happy to talk to schools or classes about my top tips for writing and publishing a book.

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