Bringing children's books and authors

into East London communities

Words for Life


This is a great books and reading resource from The National Literacy Trust - packed full of information, free resources and help for baby, toddler, pre-school and primary school children.

A City Stories Project

from SmithMartin LLP

This website designed and hosted by Thirdsectorweb - the community web arm of SmithMartin LLP


Leyton Stories logo and graphic design by Radha Clelland

Leyton languages

Leyton Stories - bringing children's books alive

Introducing children to authors, illustrators and storytellers

Providing help to create children's book groups in communities

Keeping literacy at the top of the children's agenda

Sharing the joy of reading

Previous visiting authors

to Leyton Stories (see more here)

Ifeoma Onyefulu

An award winning children's author, journalist and photograher.



Bernard Ashley

A children's novelist, with over twenty books published.


Exciting, realistic stories for young people.

Ifeoma Onyefulu, a London author, talks to schoolchildren in Australia

about her work and inspiration...

Interview with Sue Martin of City Stories


Books Go Walkabout  is another project by the Leyton Stories team - linking schools and children in England with schools and young people in Australia.


To find out more - contact Sue Martin here.

Starting a book group go here

Project Images

You can see pictures of past Leyton Stories events here.

Frances Lincoln Publishers have

generously supported our project.

We are happy to help you start a children's book group in your community too.

Pauline Stewart

A poet, writer and children's novelist.

Pauline is currently working on writing plays and work for the theatre.

See Ifeoma

on the web


See Bernard

on the web


See Pauline

on the web