Especially for Kids

Ann Visits Kids at Schools, Libraries and Clubs

  • Meet Ann Russell, author of the Little Truff series of children’s stories set in New Zealand.
  • Kids love Ann’s bright red costume with quirky characters from her stories all over it.
  • Her passion for animal rights and conservation makes her a very interesting speaker.


  • Ann writes animal adventure stories.
  • They are loaded with action, humour, suspense and delightfully quirky characters.
  • Ann’s stories are highly recommended for kids.

    “This is a great book for a teacher to read to the class.”

    – NZ Book Council.


  • Every book has a message — and a happy ending.


During a Storytime Presentation, Ann uses …

  • Suitable toys –
  • especially a walkie-talkie, woofing Little Truff, the cute Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


  • Large, interest-grabbing books and pictures are used.


  • Kids enjoy being interactive during a story telling.


  • Singing as a group is great fun — especially at Christmas time.


  • Question time is always popular when there are presents for the kids giving the right answers.


  • Story based activities are always popular with kids.
  • Click here for Fun and Games for all the Little Truff books.
  • This extended reading is suitable for home and school.
  • Fillable fields used for two kererū and the whales’ books.


  • Ann enjoys talking with parents, teachers and librarians, as well as kids.

Kids Love Ann’s Writers’ Forums

Learning New Writing Skills Increases Kids’ Confidence

Katikati Advertiser, July 14, 2016

For further details, contact Ann by clicking here.