Taking Time, with Jo Loring-Fisher


Tuesday 12th January, 11am


Streamed live on  Kirklees Libraries’ YouTube channel, Facebook and Twitter

Meet author/illustrator Jo Loring-Fisher and find out more about her books, the characters she creates and how she brings them to life. 


This session is ideal for KS1, but by weaving in themes such as appreciation of nature, mindfulness and poetry, it easily crosses over into KS2. If you’re a teacher who’d like to get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can give you a shout out! (lal@kirklees.gov.uk).

Colouring sheet resource

Jo’s Blog Post

Jo reading Taking Time on YouTube 

Jo doing another draw along

Front Cover of Maisie's Scrapbook
Front cover of Taking Time


Meet Jo

Hello! I am an artist, author/illustrator & graduate of Cambridge School of Art’s MA in Children’s Book Illustration. I live with my husband and youngest daughter, in the beautiful city of Bath, England.

 I love both the city and the countryside and enjoy creating images using a range of materials including collage, ink, paint and printmaking. Much of my inspiration comes from observing the natural world and everyday life. 

 I’m excited by the scope of subjects that children’s books cover, from light-hearted, to tackling the challenges we all face. I sometimes favour difficult subject matter softened by the use of my chosen materials.  

 Join me on January 12 when I will read from Taking Time and Maisie’s Scrapbook, show you how I make my characters (you can join in if you’d like to) and answer any questions you may have.

Jo with her book, "Taking Time"

Watch Jo’s introduction here:


Watch Jo’s session here: