Polly Faber is the author of the Mango and Bambang series of books about the adventures of a girl and her tapir best friend. Suitable for 5-8 year olds they're beautifully illustrated by Clara Vulliamy and published by Walker Books. She also has two new picture books and pony book for older readers coming out this year.

Polly also looks after her two children, her two cats and a tiny book-swap "library" box outside her house. The whole family fights over who gets to stamp the books.

Polly has been a Beanstalk volunteer in North London for the last six years and gave a fascinating workshop as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2016. Polly and her illustrator, Clara Vulliamy are appearing as part of Beanstalk BookFest 2018, exclusively for Beanstalk partner schools.

Read more about Polly's books here

Every session is different but laughter is always guaranteed. Plus it's a wonderful way to discover what children really love to read.