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Telling Tales/Grades 1-3 School Program

How do you get to the root of what moves each of us? I have kiddos tune into what interests and excites them, then talk about how my life , experiences and interests are all rolled into my stories. They find it very cool, while thinking about how this applies to them---while learning about how to improve their 'authoring' skills in school and beyond. Discounted books are available for purchase.

Chrysa Smith

45 Minute Program

 

$150


I always use PowerPoints. They enable me to provide some interesting graphics, including my book on a full screen. I ask children where their imaginations take them to get them thinking about what they love. Then I move into what I do, why, how I got my ideas, asking 'what if' as a fiction writer, the book production process and then do a reading from one of my books--from The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series, or the magical gardening story: The Upside-Down Gardener. It's all very interactive and fun! As most of my books revolve around dogs and kids, we're always on a topic we all can relate to. Discounted books are available for purchase.

About the Author

I'm a mom, magazine contributor and full-time children's author for kids from 6-9. With almost eight books in my portfolio, I have lots of fun with four-legged friends in The Adventures of the Poodle Posse and Once upon a Poodle, and with a stubborn city girl in The Upside-Down Gardener. With a few Mom’s Choice Awards for excellence in Juvenile Fiction, a top pick on Amazon Children’s Bookshelf, great reviews from The Children’s Book Review and Midwest Book Review, and an endorsement from The Dove Foundation, I’m pretty immersed in children’s literature. And as much as I love writing kids tales, I love spending time in classrooms talking to them about the entire process.

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