I would love to come to your school!
Email responses from teachers I have received after my visits:
"The kids are talking about your storytelling and books! You made a wonderful impression on our students!" - Wait Elementary School, Streetsboro, Ohio (Preschool-1st Grade)
"Our class wanted to say thank you for coming in to visit! They really enjoyed you and your books. They were so excited to receive a class set of books from you!" - First Grade Class, Craddock Elementary, Aurora, Ohio
"Your presentation was amazing! Thanks for connecting writing and real life for the kids!" - Third Grade teacher, Leighton Elementary School, Aurora, Ohio (Photos from this visit)
"The class was captivated by his every word." - Solon City Schools (Photos from this visit)
I will present to up to three classes of students at a time in a school library or classroom setting. This smaller setting allows me to interact with the students as I read my books and discuss the process of writing and illustrating picture books. I am flexible with the number of presentations during the school day. The ideal amount of time for each group is 30-40 minutes.
Upon request, my presentations can be tailored to address specific Common Core Standands. Please inquire about this option.
Fees and Rate:
Schools within 25 mile radius of Aurora, Ohio (44202) - $75/day
Schools outside of 25 mile radius of Aurora, Ohio (44202) - $100/day + transportation cost (varies) + lodging (if necessary)
Note: To keep my fees low I would ask that an order form for my books is sent home to each family in the school. The order forms can be sent home before my visit, but I would prefer that they are sent home the day of my visit. A deadline will be set for orders and then I will come back to the school to fulfill each book purchase with an autograph and personalization.
A few things to think about:
1. My books have been enjoyed by children Pre-K through first grade. However, I have presented to second, third, and fourth grade classrooms about the writing process.
2. I have also presented at Family Literacy Nights. I love modeling my approach to reading a picture book and enjoy discussing my experiences reading to my four children. (This presentation would be an additional fee.) Check out my family literacy blog, Happy Birthday Author.
|Family Reading Night - Miller Elementary, Aurora City Schools|
|Family Literacy Night - Echo Hills Elementary, Stow Munroe Falls City Schools|
|Halloween Promotion - EarthFare Food Retail Store, Solon, Ohio|
|Halloween Promotion - Yogurt Plus, Rocky River, Ohio|
CONTACT ME to set up a visit:
happybirthdayblog (at) windstream (dot) net