AUTHOR EVENTS
I would love to visit your school, teacher's conference, panel, bookstore, kitchen table, and etc! During a typical school visit around The 50 States and 50 Cities, students and I enjoy lively conversations about the different types of maps, how to make editorial choices about what to include in a map, and create a map of an invented state, complete with state foods, animals, and mottos.
During a typical school visit with Book of Bones, students and I discuss animal features, decision making in writing, and create a skeleton of an invented animal, complete with labels describing the animals habitat, diet, and special abilities.

Please contact me to come up with a plan! See tips for hosting an author below.

NOVEMBER 2017
FRI 4 NOV                   Book of Bones  
                                     Far Hills Country Day School
                                     Far Hills, NJ

SAT 11 NOV                 Book of Bones + 50 Cities
                                     Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair,
                                     Brooklyn, NY

OCTOBER 2017
SAT 7 OCT, 11:30 am Book of Bones @ Greenlight, Fort Green
                     1:30 pm Book of Bones @ Greenlight, Prospect Lefferts                                        Gardens
                                   Brooklyn, NY
SEPTEMBER 2017
SAT 9 SEPT, 11am        50 Cities @ Books are Magic
                                     Brooklyn, NY

SAT 30 SEPT, 10am    Book of Bones @ McNally Jackson
                                     New York, NY   
         
JUNE 2017
FRI 2 JUN                     Book Expo America, New York, NY
                                     #1: 50 Cities Book Preview
                                     (and 50 States Fun Facts Give-Away) at
                                     Book Sellers Speed Dating Lunch
                                     > Fri 06/02/17 12:30-1:45 pm
                                     > Room: 1E07/1E08
                                     > tickets + pre-registration required:          
                                    http://bit.ly/50Cities_BEA

                                    #2: 50 States Activity Book Give-Away
                                    > Fri 06/02/17 3-4 pm
                                    > Quarto Booth #2207


MAY 2017
THR 25 MAY                Ocher Map Library, Portland, ME

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education's Map Making Contest Award's Ceremony
>> learn more about the contest here



FEBRUARY 2017
TUE 21 FEB                   Elm Road Elementary, Mishawaka, IN

DECEMBER 2016
FRI 9 DEC                      The Co-op School, Brooklyn, NY
WED 7 DEC                   PS 118 Maurice Sendak School, Brooklyn, NY

NOVEMBER 2016
THUR 4 NOV                The School at Columbia, New York, NY
 
SEPTEMBER 2016
SAT 17 SEPT, 1-2 PM  Brooklyn Book Festival: Children's Day
                                      NYC is the Place To Be!
                                      Do you think New York City has more subway                                         tracks or subway rats? Find out with Gabrielle                                           Balkan, author of the 50 States series, as she                                           hosts NYC-themed games while giving kids                                             inside info about the food, geography, history,                                         and secrets of the city they love.    
                                       >> find workshop details here 

JUNE 2016                    
MON 20 JUN                 P.S. 107, Brooklyn, NY

APRIL 2016
FRI 1 APRIL                     Community Roots Charter School,
                                        Brooklyn, NY
WED 20 APRIL              TxLA, Houston, TX
                                       12 - 1 p.m Signing in booth #1940
                                       3 - 4 p.m. Signing in author area, aisle 7

MARCH 2016
FRI 4 MAR, 2 p.m.          P.S.84 Center For Inquiry, Indianapolis, IN
SAT 5 MAR, 10 a.m.       ISTA Good Teaching Conference, Indpls, IN
SUN 6 MAR, 12-ish        Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 25 FEB                Girls' Prep Lower East Side, New York, NY
                                        In honor or World Read Aloud Day

JANUARY 2016
SAT 30 JAN, 11 A.M.      Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

DECEMBER 2015
                                        VIDEO LAUNCH, World. :)    
WED  16 DEC                  CBC Adopt-a-School, Queens, NY  

OCTOBER 2015
THUR 22 OCT               Open Book Foundation School Visit, Washington, D.C. 
THUR 22 OCT               Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
WED 21 OCT                 Takoma Park Maryland Library, Takoma Park, MD
SAT 3 OCT                    McNally Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY

MAY 2015
FRI 29 MAY                   BEA: Telling the Truth for Every Age, New York, NY

HOW TO HOST AN AUTHOR VISIT

ORDERING BOOKS FOR AN AUTHOR VISIT

  • Start the process about six weeks before your event.
  • Download and personalize this order form.
  • via your local bookseller. Indiebound can help! Some stores, like Barnes and Noble, offer bulk discounts (when 50 copies of the same title are ordered) and/or educator discounts.
    Your local bookstore will need the following:
        Event Date
        Delivery & Location Address
        ISBN(s) for the book(s)
        Quantity you need per ISBN
  • via Quarto (1 800 458 0454): sometimes the publisher has deals on their website. Check for discount codes, which may give you 25% off.