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 and as old as 8th grade.
During a typical school visit with Book of Bones and Book of Flight, students and I discuss animal features, decision making in writing, and create a skeleton or diagram 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 down to kindergarten and up to 8th grade.
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!
How to Host An Author, From an Author - The Outreach Librarian + 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.
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via your local local bookstore! Some stores 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 Scholastic Book Clubs. Book of Bones is sometimes available for a $9 paperback.
SAT, OCT 5, 2019
Glen Rock Children's Book Festival, Glen Rock, NJ
SAT, OCT 26, 2019
Easton Book Festival, Easton, PA
WED, NOV 13, 2019
An Open Book Foundation, Washington, D.C.
LISTEN ANYTIME! RECORDED INTERVIEWS
Vanessa Denha-Garmo on "It's Your Community" with News/Talk AM760 WJR, 96.3 FM WDVD and 93.1 NASH-FM
Kathy Dalton with Go Adventure Mom
An Open Book Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN
Books are Magic, Brooklyn, NY
Books of Wonder, NYC, NY
Brooklyn Book Bodega, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY
The Brain Lair, South Bend, IN
Greenlight, Brooklyn, NY
ISTA, Indianapolis, IN
MAPSO: Maplewood South Orange Book Fair, Maplewood, NJ
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.