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!

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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 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:
    Event Date
    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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

SAT, NOV 23, 2019
Brooklyn Museum Children’s Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY

TBD, Fall 2019
Brooklyn Book Bodega, Brooklyn, NY

DEC TBD, 2019
The Co-op School Winter Fair, Brooklyn NY

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