Children's Book Author
For Parents & Teachers
Author School Visits
The following information is for both authors and illustrators preparing for school visits as well as for teachers and other school personnel interested in coordinating author visits to their schools.
In S. M. Ford’s article, “Going
Back to School: Domestic School Visits,”
(found at the Society of Children’s
Book Writers & Illustrators website--www.scbwi.org),
Ms. Ford explains various ways for authors
to contact schools and initiate a visit.
She also offers pointers on preparation
and presentations. Finally, she provides
speakers with tips on analyzing their
presentations and lists standard fees
for school visits.
The Institute of Children’s Literature offers great suggestions for school visits in this chat with Lisa Mullarkey, “Super Successful School Visits.”
Other web sources highlighting school visits include the following:
The ultimate resource on school visits is Toni Buzzeo and Jane Kurtz’s book, Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers. This book is valuable for both authors preparing for school visits and especially for parents, teachers, and librarians who may be planning for an author visit. Terrific Connections explains the entire process from envisioning a school visit, selecting an author, working the presentation into the curriculum, and even alternative connections with authors and illustrators.
Kids love connecting with authors. It sparks their creativity and encourages them to expand their worlds. Author presentations bring reading and writing to life.
Cynthia Reeg’s author presentations
include such topics as
If you would like your students to be
this excited about reading and writing,
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