Children’s author Steven Butler helps relaunch library at Manor Primary School

Children’s author Steven Butler came to Manor Primary School in Uckfield on Friday to relaunch the library there.

Pupils were invited from each year group to help him snip a ribbon to declare it open.

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Getting ready to cut a ribbon to relaunch the library at Manor Primary School is children’s author Steven Butler. Looking on are Beccie Rawlins and Sophie Whensley and children representing each year at the school.

Steven also gave a talk about his latest book The Nothing to See Here Hotel and told how he was a slow learner when it came to reading.

He told Uckfield News: “I was practically illiterate until I was ten and it’s good for children to know that, especially as I am now making a living as a writer. It just takes longer for some children to learn.”


Excitement builds as children’s author Steven Butler slowly cuts the ribbon to relaunch the library at Manor Primary School.

Stephen’s first book The Wrong Pong, was published in 2011 and the latest book is his 21st.

The Nothing to See Here Hotel is the second in a series and he will soon be starting the third. It is about a magical hotel for magical creatures where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.

Stephen is also an actor and enjoys performing. He also loves to cook.

The Manor library has been stocked for relaunch by Sophie Whensley and Beccie Rawlins.

The library is keeping its old name, The Lighthouse Keepers Library, because when it was originally opened illustrator David Armitage, who created the images for The Lighthouse Keepers series of books, painted a scene for one of the walls.


A painting on the wall of Manor Primary School library by David Armitage illustrator of The Lighthouse Keeper series of books.

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