Stewart RossNon Fiction Author


About the Author

History is my big thing. I've written dozens of story books and information books based on real people, past and present.

Stewart Ross is a trained and qualified teacher with years of teaching experience at all levels, primary to university. He gave up teaching to become a full time writer 20 years ago, and is now one of Britain's most popular and versatile authors with over 230 published titles to his credit. As well as prize-winning books for children, both fiction and non-fiction, including graphic novels, he has written two novels, several plays, three librettos, a musical and widely acclaimed historical works for adults. Stewart currently gives talks and workshops in some 50 schools a year. He also offers lively INSET sessions.

The Workshops

  • Each exciting and interactive workshop is tailored to suit the school’s requirements.
  • Teachers are invited to arrange what they want and for which age group(s) at the time of booking: some schools opt for shorter sessions with several year groups, others more intensive work with 1 or 2 groups or classes. Many schools ask for an assembly.
  • Several schools have done a 'book in a day project' which leaves the school and the pupils with a permanent record of their achievement - details on application.
  • All ages catered for.
  • Whole country covered.
  • Subjects range from SATs-orientated fiction and nonfiction, to literary creativity, Shakespeare and history.
  • Most schools like Stewart to do a book sale/signing during the visit.

Responses to Stewart’s visits to schools from teachers:

“...thank you for giving us all a great day last week. The start of Book Week gave the children a real buzz...”

“I felt I had to write and say how much we enjoyed and appreciated your visit...”

Responses to Stewart’s visits to schools from children:

“I'm writing to say thank you for coming in, because it was my birthday, and I would rather do fun things on my birthday than R>E> So thank you. I enjoyed that.”

“ I'm glad to say I loved it when you came in on Tuesday...”




2009 : the Year of Lunacy!

Moon : Apollo 11 and Beyond ... (OUP 2009)

Space, science, culture and mystery in one memorable volume

commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing


  • Pirates, Plants & Plunder 12 tremendous tales! (2005)
  • Greed, Seeds and Slavery 12 more tremendous tales! (2007)


  • Flashbacks series:

‘The text is superb … I recommend it as it puts the story back into history.’

English 4-11.

  • Stories From History series:

‘I laughed a lot and I really like this book because it is funny and interesting.’

Molly Williams, aged 6.

  • At Home In World War Two series:

‘These are books we need more of.’

Scottish Association of Teaching History

  • Start Up History series

‘A delightful series … most attractive.’

NATE website.


Stewart Ross, Pirates, Plants & Plunder, Greed, Seeds and Slavery
Booking Information
Home: Kent
Travels to: Anywhere

Full day - £390 + expenses + VAT (no part days)

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Publications by the Author