This program is best for pre-K - 5th Grade.
After sharing my book, "W World Kids, What in the World is the Coronavirus?", I invite my listeners to explore the different ways we can protect ourselves from the coronavirus. Students will see and discuss face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventative measures to take to protect themselves during this pandemic.
For a school visit:
If I can drive to your school in 60 minutes or less from my home in Baton Rouge, LA - my fee is:
$300 for a one-day visit. (This includes East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish.
In a one-day visit, I’ll do 4 programs, each 30 minutes each in length. If you’d like me to add an additional program, the fee $50 for each additional program.
(Please Note: If heavy morning traffic will make it difficult for me to reach your school, I will need either a late starting time or lodging close to your school. It’s the school’s responsibility to provide nearby lodging.)
Yes, I am willing to travel. For an-out-of-state visit, I charge $600 for a one-day visit, plus lodging & transportation.
(Please Note: It’s the school’s responsibility to provide nearby lodging and transportation.)
Yes, I will be glad to have lunch with selected students while I’m on campus. I’ll also be glad to autograph books.
Please Email me with questions.
An author visit will be more meaningful if students are excited and prepared. How can you stir up some excitement?
- Get several copies of the author’s books and book-talk them during class visits to the media center in the weeks before the visit.
- Read excerpts from the author’s books during morning announcements.
- Show a book trailer (if available) on the morning announcements or when classes come to the library.
- Download a biography of the author and copy/distribute it to teachers at a faculty meeting..
- Put up a bulletin board displaying the author’s book covers in a busy hallway.
- Offer a prize for the best essay, “Why do you want to eat lunch with this author?” Choose the best entries from each grade and arrange a lunch with the author in a designated location.
- Have a “quiz-bowl” drawing: During morning announcements, ask a question about one of the author’s books. Tell students to write their full name, homeroom, and the answer on a slip of paper, then drop it in a bowl in the media center. At the end of the day, draw one slip; if it contains a correct answer, that student wins a paperback copy of one of the author’s book, a place at the author luncheon, etc.