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.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most prolific writers of all time and possibly the...

Charlotte Brontë, 1816 to 1855, was the eldest of the three famous Brontë sisters and the author...

Learn a little about Emily Brontë here, and then enjoy our fun colouring pages and printables...

Enid Blyton (1897 to 1968) wrote well over 500 children's books in her long writing career,...

George Eliot (1819–1880) was a famous English novelist living in Victorian times. Her real...

Find out a little about the author of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, and use our printable activity...

Jane Austen (1775 to 1818) is one of the most widely read and loved authors of all time. Her...

Julia Donaldson (1948–) is an English writer, playwright and performer most famous for her...

Learn a little about Victorian author Lewis Carroll, most famous for the Alice in Wonderland...

Mark Twain (1835–1910) was an American writer most famous for his children’s books...

Roald Dahl was born in Wales on 13th September 1916 to Norwegian parents. His father died when...

Robert Burns (1759–1796) is remembered as one of Scotland’s greatest poets. His most...

Samuel Pepys (1633–1703) is most famous for the diary he kept for almost a decade while...

Learn about William Shakespeare, the world's most famous playwright, and enjoy our colouring...

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