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Maxine Schur

Maxine Rose Schur is the author of award-winning children’s books and teaches the craft of children’s book writing at conferences and colleges nationwide. As a former professional actress, Maxine provides, dramatic engaging storytelling and fun, interactive activities for children from preschool to young adult. Maxine is also an award-winning travel essayist. Maxine holds a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Stanford.


Is There a Babirusa in your Bathtub?

Have your kids ever bathed with a babirusa, tangled with a tangalung or met a matamata? No? Then they’re going to love this program! Every year, scientists discover new animals and together, we’ll discover them too. We’ll learn about animals that most people have never ever heard of―animals that not only look really strange, but have really strange…

Maxine Schur

45 Minute Program

Tall Tales to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Gullible Gus is a book of fiction with no truth in it at all! A Junior Library Guild selection, it's the story of a gullible cowboy who believes every darn thing. The only way poor Gus can be cured of gullibility is to travel to Fibrock, a town full of liars and find the biggest liar of all to tell him some whoppers. If Gus can doubt even one of…

Maxine Schur

45 Minute Program

Let's Have Fun in Paris!

Marielle is a mouse with moxie! She may be small but her ideas are big. Marielle is a fashion designer in Paris and when she is given a commission to create nine fancy dresses, she travels around the city for inspiration. But later, when, a big wind scatters her unique creations, Marielle must overcome her fear of heights to fly high above Paris on…

Maxine Schur

45 Minute Program

Succeed With Your Children's Book Idea!

Creating a strong, believable character that readers care about is the number one determinant of a good story. As a former professional actress, writing instructor and author of award-winning juvenile novels, I’ll share simple acting techniques to create stronger nad more interesting and believable characters. These techniques will guide you in…

Maxine Schur

45 Minute Program

Maxine Rose Schur is the author of award-winning children’s books and teaches children’s book writing at conferences and colleges nationwide. Maxine began her career working as a full-time children’s educational writer for Addison-Wesley Publishing and numerous other publishing companies as well as for Radio New Zealand the BBC.

Maxine has written books for preschoolers to young adults and as a former actress, enjoys entertaining and engaging her young readers in lively discussions and activities.

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Gullible Gus

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Brave with Beauty

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There's a Babirusa in my Bathtub!

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Marielle in Paris

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The Story of Ruth

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