SCHOOL EVENTS + CLASSROOM AUTHOR VISIT
I would love to visit your school, teacher's conference, panel, bookstore, kitchen table, and etc! Please contact me to come up with a plan.
WHAT A VISIT MIGHT LOOK LIKE
- 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, the social responsibilities of a map, and create a map of an invented state, complete with state foods, animals, and mottos.
>> Students love to critique early drafts of my own book and offer suggestions for how to improve other maps we find in newspapers and books.
>> This presentation is PERFECT for students in grades 4-5, and I have enjoyed tweaking the presentation for students as young as 2nd grade.
- 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.
>> Students love to give their best effort while drawing and numbering the neck vertebrae in a human VS giraffe. They also enjoy voting on the best size comparisons for the length of a whale mandible (motorcycles VS mailboxes VS walrus).
>>This presentation is PERFECT for students in grades 2-3, and I have enjoyed tweaking it up to 4th grade and down to kindergarten.
- While it is easiest for me to visit classrooms near Brooklyn, NY and Germantown, NY, I can easily work in a school trip while visiting family in Tucson, AZ and South Bend, IN. And I love to have an excuse to visit friends in D.C., Boston, and all over the place!
- Skype visits are grand, too!
HOW TO HOST AN AUTHOR VISIT
- Personalize this poster - coming soon!
- Get Started: Planning, Fundraising, and Tips for Success - Scholastic
- How to Host An Author, From an Author - The Outreach Librarian and Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Authors Share Their Best School Visits - Publisher's Weekly
- How to Make an Author Visit Affordable - Kristin Tubb
- How to Make an Author Visit Effective - Kristin Tubb
- 25 Tips for Hosting an Awesome Author Visit! - Sarah McIntyre
- How to Fund an Author Visit - Steve Layne
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:
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.
FRI, MAY 3, 2018
- Osher Map Library, Portland, ME
Map Making Contest for Maine 5th graders
TBD, July 2018
- Barnes and Noble, Mishawaka, IN
LISTEN ANYTIME! RECORDED INTERVIEWS
- Robert Lovell and Aimee Cobabe on Morning Talk with KSV
- Vanessa Denha-Garmo on "It's Your Community" with News/Talk AM760 WJR, 96.3 FM WDVD and 93.1 NASH-FM
- An Open Book Foundation, Washington, D.C.
- Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN
- Books are Magic, Brooklyn, NY
- Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY
- Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY
- Greenlight, Fort Green, Brooklyn, NY
- Greenlight, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
- ISTA, Indianapolis, IN
- McNally Jackson, New York, NY
- Osher Map Library, Portland, ME
- Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C.
- Takoma Park Maryland Library, Takoma, MD
- Bank Street, New York, NY
- Bittersweet Elementary, Mishawaka, IN
- Center for Inquiry, Indianapolis, IN
- Community Roots Charter School, Brooklyn, NY
- Girls Prep, New York, NY
- Grace Church, Brooklyn, NY
- Greenwich County Day School, Greenwich, CT
- Far Hills Country Day School, Far Hills, NJ
- John Burroughs Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
- Horizon Elementary, Granger, IN
- Leckie Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
- Mason Crest Elementary, Fairfax, VA
- Meadow's Edge Elementary, Mishawaka, IN
- PS62, Queens, NY
- PS107, Brooklyn, NY
- PS118, Brooklyn, NY
- PS32 State Street School, Flushing, NY
- Radburn Elementary, Fairlawn, NJ
- The Co-op School, Brooklyn, NY
- The School at Columbia, New York, NY
- West EC, Washington, D.C.