In her 45-minute presentation, author Alli Brydon will read two related myths from her book MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, guide viewers in a comparative art lesson, then answer any questions about the book and being an author. Both book and event are best suited for readers aged 7 – 12, and link academically to a mythology and comparative…
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…
Marsha’s Smithsonian Notable book THE PUMPKIN RUNNER is still “running” strong after 22 years in print. Come explore how ultra-marathoner Cliff Young inspired a nation with his good heart, sharing spirit, and perseverance. We'll also explore writing fiction stories inspired by real people, places, and events.
Great Ideas, Brave Entrepreneurs, & their Companies! supports curriculums in STEM, Invention, Economics, Career Day, & Entrepreneurship. Educators have called Lowey’s author visits “inspiring,” “incredible,” and “the best author visit we’ve ever had.”
There was much excitement in the village of Anapur. Elephants, Saguna and Prabir were expecting a little one--a perfect elephant calf. But when the baby was born...he was a little less than perfect. Follow young Gray on his journey from "not quite right" to becoming Great Gray, a village hero.
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.
Ahoy mateys! Join award-winning author Katie L. Carroll on her pirate ship to discover the Captain Kidd legends and history that inspired the novel PIRATE ISLAND. Then get a lesson on how to talk like a real pirate. Pefect for pirates of all ages. Arrrr!
Reveal every side of your characters by showing not telling-the good, the bad and the very good. Bring a short list of your favorite book/movie/tv characters and why you like them as well as paper and a writing tool.
Have you ever heard that there are two sides to every story? Well, that's not true. There are, in fact, THREE sides to every story! Learn about the three sides of history, and how to use this triangle of facts and fancy to write stellar historical fiction and fantasy!
Everybody loves heroes, and we need them now more than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of heroes in SUPER JAKE & THE KING OF CHAOS - if you know how to find them. And after we talk about what makes a hero, you might even find one in your own mirror.
With the author, students will write a poem using a familiar rhythmic poem as a model. We'll explore rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition, and more; after hearing a brief lively reading of an early jazz poem. The students will go away with a fun assignment to listen to their favorite music, absorb the rhythm, and write along those lines.
Patricia will do a lively reading of a syncopated rhythmic poem, describe how she wrote it--with Power Point visuals--then with the group write an original rhythmic poem (with an anapest or triple rhythm)--using rhythm, rhyme, repetition, alliteration. She'll encourage the students to (later) listen to their favorite music and write a poem in the…
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…
Author Michelle Houts remembers making a beeline to B section in her elementary and middle school libraries. B for Biographies. For the reader who loves to devour stories of real people and/or the young writer whose favorite assignments are reports about world-changers and the fascinatingly famous, this visit will be a fun look into what it's like…
How do you go to the bathroom in a suit of armor? Were there dogs on the Mayflower? What's a fast-acting poison that can't be traced? What insect has caused the most misery in human history? When was underwear invented?
A lively, interactive discussion about the history that kids really want to know about.