What if the author reads a book directly to you? Perfect! Reading from one of my books: Once upon a Poodle (for PrekK-1), The Upside-Down Gardener, The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series (for grades 1-3), plus a visual tell-tale about where I got my ideas. Includes a dedicated book for your child!
How to tickle little kiddos? Funny, endearing dog tales. I share how authors get ideas (including pics of my pooches at home) author/illustrator roles and tell the story of Once upon a Poodle. The story is of special interest to growing families, as one mini-poo searches for a new brother. Discount book sales are part of the program.
Listen to author Alli Brydon read her picture book LOBSTAH GAHDEN, after which she will discuss the environmental themes of the book and share some ways young readers can become Ocean Activists. If there is time, Alli will guide the audience in a fun upcycling craft project and answer any questions about the book and being an author.
In this unbe-LEAF-able presentation by Author Stef Wade, you will learn about the life cycle of a leaf, enjoy a read aloud of THE VERY LAST LEAF, and learn how to face your fears, just like Lance Cottonwood. This is a great visit for the autumn season, for graduation time, or for any child who struggles with facing the unknown.
Has anyone ever told you that you're shy? The animals think that Bushbaby is shy too, but only wise Owl knows the truth! Discover what Owl knows about Bushbaby in their story safari adventure, and learn how to say "hello" in Zulu!
Hyena believes that none of the animals like her. She thinks that if she changes her identity she will be accepted and liked, but nothing seems to work. Join Hyena on her story safari adventure as she discovers how to be the best hyena she can be, and learn an action rhyme to go with the story.
**COMING SOON** What is a Character Arc? Why do we need one? J A Browne leads you through her flagship workshop where you'll learn how to plot, in detail, the "seasons" of the character. Each "season" is a phase of the character's journey. You'll learn how to handle minor characters, how your villain (antagonist) impacts the story and how the…
Want to create your own unique character? J A Browne teaches you how to pinch parts from all types of real, mythical and fantastical creatures, smash them all together and create something original - your very own story character to go on an adventure with! Smashing! But don't take my word for it...
“Loved the idea of merging two creatures into…
Great Gray and his friends are at it again, bringing hope and healing to their small Indian village.
This, the third and final addition to the Great Gray book series has our pachyderm and his friends on the road again.
In our first visits with Great Gray, we watched this little Indian elephant grow from a baby elephant born just a…
In this heartwarming sequel to the original Great Gray tale (a book about exceeding "NO expectations"), village heroes Great Gray and his keeper Santosh come together again to help others in need.
After returning to the village of Anupur, the Maharajah congratulated Great Gray and Santosh for their great achievement in saving many lives. The…
Does your child or classroom love wildlife, especially unique wildlife? Come on an adventure to the Galápagos Islands, where we'll discuss the amazing animals that live there, as well as explore the life of biologist Valentina Cruz, who was born and raised on one of the remote islands. We'll touch on the challenges facing the Galápagos animals,…
For the past 15 years, Kelly Milner Halls has been researching cryptozoology, the study of mysterious animal sightings that may or may not be real. This lively presentation will explore the wonders of cryptozoology and the importance of critical thinking when evaluating cryptid evidence.
The birthday pony is a dream come true for the girl but her dream shatters when he is taken from her. Making the best of his new life the pony never stops hoping to find his little girl. And she never stops looking for him. Read-Aloud with the author/illustrator and lesson on drawing your own dream pony.
The average person in the United States makes 1,642 pounds of garbage each year! But, did you know that much of that trash doesn't need to end up in the landfill? There are many things we can use again. Or we can use less. Or we can recycle... Let's talk about what we can all do to help our planet.
Did you know that some birds swim and dive instead of fly or that tailorbirds sew their nests together using spider webs? Enjoy some fowl fun as Sandra Horning reads and discusses her early readers BIZARRE BIRDS and CHICKS! Craft activity included.
Janet will share her Nat’l. Geographic books, OCEAN COUNTING (National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Trade Science Book) and RAIN FOREST COLORS in an entertaining session that provides an introduction to nonfiction to young audiences.
Bring an earthworm to your visit and learn all about your new friend! Together, we'll do some simple (and worm-safe) science experiments that will let us "dig in" to the science of earthworms. After the program, you can keep your worm overnight or return it to nature.
Q) True or False: The world's fastest flyer is NOT the peregrine falcon. A) Your animal-lovers will tell you once they sort of the clues to find out the answer to this...while connecting animal anatomy to their own. Extra fun in this an expanded 45-minute visit.
What happens if you put hawk wings on a cheetah? Your animal-lover will discover what types of wings lead to certain types of flight, what types of bones go with what types of behavior and use all this knowledge to invent their very own animal. A super silly time.
Who has wrinkly skin, stands while they sleep, and has the heaviest bone in the world? Animals lovers ages 4-8 will learn how much bones can tell you about an animal while showing off their guessing and drawing skills.
Q: True or False: The world's largest animal could fit three motorcycles on its jaw.
A: Your animal lover will tell you the answer once they participate in our highly engaging, super silly, and very factual 30-minute visit.
Let's get outside--and let's bring the outdoors indoors! In this program with author Doe Boyle, we’ll focus on natural science by applying focused attention to natural objects in our personal collections. We'll record our observations and share our discoveries in this group workshop for up to 10 attendees.
Let’s find out how animals see! Join author Doe Boyle for a poetic exploration of the remarkable ways that animal eyes help each species focus on what they need to ensure their survival. This workshop introduces elements of vision and eye structure to up to 10 attendees.
Let's find out how animals tick! Join author Doe Boyle for a poetic exploration of the rhythms of the heart—and the rhythms of lyrical language. This workshop introduces elements of the circulatory system to up to 10 attendees.
A grandmother and granddaughter share a special bond as they watch a Monarch butterfly form and take flight. Truly a "Monarch love story, "this precious tale reminds us that we can each do our part in keeping the Monarch population alive and well.
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…
While forms are precise in a geometry book,
In Nature, we must take a second good look.
So step outside and open your eyes -
The shapes you see could be quite a surprise.
So let’s look together, just you and me.
I wonder which shapes we’ll be able to see.
Come on a magical journey and discover the shapes and creatures of the ocean in rhymes and…
Willow wants to introduce you to her Arctic friends! Hear her story and explore the Arctic. Makes a great birthday celebration -- includes one signed copy of JUST SO WILLOW and goody bags for up to 10 children.
Former CIA senior executive Katy McQuaid has long been a highly sought-after leadership consultant and renowned inspirational speaker. Now, she is bringing her insight and heart to a new project that is capturing the hearts and minds of parents, kids, and organizations all over the world: the “Everybody Loves Grace” illustrated book series.
DINOSAURS! Who doesn't love dinosaurs?!? In this fun session, which has been a favorite in schools and library settings, we will read a few rhyming poems about dinosaurs and talk about dinosaurs, how we learn about them, what's interesting about them, etc. Customizable. Available in English or Spanish.
For pre-school and kindergarten students, I offer a presentation that shows Penny's unique differences as well as my own. The goal is to educate children on the importance of being true to oneself and that being different is beautiful. This presentation also includes an interactive game.
Participants should bring paper, a writing implement, and an interesting find from their own nature explorations.
Get to know nature while building curiosity, awe and wonder. You'll discover a whole new way of experiencing the natural world!
From Classroom Teacher to Author, & Illustrator, I come to embrace imagination through storytelling.
Embracing Imagination with Rocks
* Diann shows her rocks painted to represent characters and places
* Talks about each rock to stir the imagination
* With the fun of talking about rocks the kids do not even realize they are learning about the…
From Classroom Teacher to Author, & Illustrator, I come to embrace imagination through storytelling.
Diann talks about “Embracing Imagination” and the process of how she comes up with her stories and ecourages the young writers to develop their own story in the process.
An engaging conversation and questioning with the author and the young…
What we eat affects not only our bodies, but the whole world. "Diet for a Changing Climate: Food for Thought" explores how, by changing our diets, we can help our Earth. What's on the menu? How about a tasty weed, invasive species, or a well-prepared insect?
Wild horses still roam freely in some of the mountain and desert ranges of Wyoming. I'll share their stories with you. Together we'll write a mustang poem, and then you'll get to create your own leather bookmark or bracelet.
Is your child interested in the search for legendary animals that might be real like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster? Join Lija Fisher, children's book author and Bigfoot Conference speaker, as she shares tidbits about these mysterious creatures and how some animals of myth and legend have already been found! After, kids will create and draw…
If you love horses this session is for you! I'll share stories of real-life horse heroes, we'll work together on a horse themed writing activity, and at the end of our time together, you'll create your very own leather bookmark or bracelet.
Is your child interested in the search for legendary animals that might be real like Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster? Join Lija Fisher, children's book author and Bigfoot Conference speaker, as she shares tidbits about these mysterious creatures and how some animals of myth and legend have already been found!
National Parks are a great vacation destination. But what if while you are in a park you spot something happening that you know isn't right? You put on your super sleuth hat and become a hero. Join Ben and Bekka Cooper on a vacation/mystery trip of a lifetime and learn how you can experience those same places. Just don't forget your camera or…
Let's meet our feathered friends! Join science poet Leslie Bulion for a poetic introduction to bird-watching, with tips for how to find birds right outside your own windows. A birding workshop tailored to your area for up to 8 attendees.
Learn the true story of Coal, great-horned owl whose mother made in her nest in a most unusual place - a coal yard at a power plant! Using a realistic owl puppet (with blinking eyes!) and the book SILENT SWOOP, author Michelle Houts shares a most wonderful animal rescue tale that will inspire even the youngest readers and writers.
1, 2, 3, Who's Cleaning the Sea?
The sea creatures are working hard to clean their living environment of ocean pollution.
But why do they clean? What happened?
Would you like to know more about plastic pollution and how YOU can help the sea creatures?
We can find sustainable solutions together and protect our oceans!
***COMING SOON***Ever wondered how authors create their characters? Want to learn what they don't teach you in school?
Join British children's fantasy author and former teacher J. A Browne as she takes you on a journey of discover to create your own magical character using the power of nature and shares her own character creation secrets.
How many pets is too many? Interested in rescue dogs in general or pugs in particular? Want to hear about volunteer work at an animal shelter and the great characters I meet for my stories?
MUST LOVE DOGS to schedule an Author Visit with Jean!