YOUNG bookworms were given a taste of life as an author during a special visit.
Kjartan Poskitt, author of the Murderous Maths series of books, dropped in to Wellfield Middle School, in Whitley Bay, to talk to the youngsters about his work and entertain them.
In the morning, Key Stage 2 pupils watched a show involving maths tricks and magic while in the afternoon, Key Stage 3 students were wowed by a method of making money using a chessboard.
A school spokesperson said: “The show provided lots of laughter and an equal amount of amazement. Over lunchtime a group of aspiring writers were lucky enough to interview Kjartan to find out more about how he became an author and the process he goes through when writing a book.”