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!

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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...

  • 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FRI, JULY 20, 2018
50 Cities @ The Brain Lair Pop-up, South Bend, IN

SAT, JULY 21, 2018
Book of Bones @ The Brain Lair Pop-up, South Bend, IN

SUN, JULY 22
Book of Bones @ Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend, IN

SUN, AUG 19
Book of Bones @ Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend, IN

TBD, July 2018
Barnes and Noble, Mishawaka, IN

SAT, NOV 17, 2018 (11am - 4pm)
12th Annual Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair

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