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					HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                                
FIRST NAME LAST NAME CITY                      PRICE       AUDIENCE        TITLES                                             DESCRIPTION/ NOTES
                                                                                                                              Writing Life - what it's like to be a writer & how to get
Elain Marie   Alphin        Madison, IN        $          K-12,teachers       A Bear for Miguel; Dinosaur Hunter              ideas & turn them into books, with techniques the
                                                                                                                              students can use in their own writing. Podium w/ mike.
                                                                                                                              Does readings and discusses the writing process.
Bethanne      Andersen      Boise, ID          travel     all ages            A Pocket of Seeds; Bluebird Summer
                                                          children, adults,                                                   The World of the Trapp Family, Laura Ingalls Wilder
                                                                              Pioneer Girl; The Little House Guidebook;
                                                          educators (no                                                       and the Little House Books, How an Author Works, or
William       Anderson      Lapeer, MI         Flexible                       Laura's Album; A Little House Reader; River
                                                          pre K, or early                                                     What it is like to Write a Book?, Growing up in Other
                                                                              Boy; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Prairie Girl
                                                          elem.                                                               Times, Other Places
                                                                              Bat Jamboree; Bats Around the Clock;
Kathi         Appelt        College Station, TX $$        3rd and up          Incredible Me!; Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers;   Uses an overhead projector for a presentation.
                                                                              Down Cut Shin Creek
                                                                                                                              Interactive kid friendly workshop using a computer
Katherine     Applegate     Chapel Hill, NC    $          K-6                 Roscoe Riley Rules #1-3                         and projector: "what does a children's writer do… and
                                                                                                                              could you really be one too?"
                                                                                                                              Jennifer will tailor her presentation to suit your needs.
                                                                                                                              Her visits include hands-on creativity workshops.
                                                                                                                              (Jennifer taught college continuing education creative
                                                                                                                              writing classes.) Presentations on: (1) “Secret steps”
Jennifer      Archer        Amarillo, TX       $          Grade 6 and up      Through Her Eyes                                to becoming a writer. (2) Story ideas – how & where
                                                                                                                              to find them. (3) Jennifer’s journey to becoming a
                                                                                                                              writer. (4) Jennifer’s novel – inspiration for, research,
                                                                                                                              writing/publication process. (5) Following your
                                                                                                                              Gives an interactive presentation using a digital
                                                                                                                              projector and computer.
Caroline      Arnold        Los Angeles,CA     $          K-8                 Phantom Stallion; Australian Animals
                                                                                                                              For more information, contact: 10353 Rossbury
                                                                                                                              Place, Los Angeles, CA 90064
                                                                              Field Trips; Following the Coast; Raccoons      Flexible! Workshops, Q&As, etc.
Jim           Arnosky       Ryegate,VT         $$         K-8
                                                                              and Ripe Corn; Parrotfish and Sunken Ships
                                                                                                                              For K-2: Story hour with buttermaking and drawing.
                                                                                                                              For 3-6: Making an idea into a book using original
                                                          K-12, Teachers,
                                                                                                                              material from Manny's Cows. For 7-12: Do what you
Suzy          Becker        Bolton, MA         $$$        Librarians,         Manny's Cows
                                                                                                                              love discussion. AV Requirements: K-2: easel, pad,
                                                                                                                              markers. 3-6: projector and screen for audiences of
                                                                                                                              more than 24 people. 7-12: projector and screen.
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                                                                                                                          Prefers small groups in a library or classroom setting.
                                                                                                                          Author shows artwork from childhood, talks about her
                                                                                                                          books, discusses story telling [both visual and written]
Carin          Berger       New York, NY       Flexible   K-5              The Little Yellow Leaf, OK Go!                 and reads from her recent books, describes and
                                                                                                                          shows working process, including showing dummy
                                                                                                                          books and early drafts. Also available to do art
                                                                                                                          projects with the children.
                                                                                                                          Author talks about writing in general and her own
Penny          Blubaugh     Chicago, IL        $          YA-Adult         Serendipity Market
                                                                                                                          experiences. Q&A and reading.
                                                                                                                          Author can do presentations in English, Spanish, or
Monica         Brown        Flagstaff, AZ      $$         K-6              Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol
Eve            Bunting      Pasadena, CA                  Conf. Only                                                      Author only available for conferences
                                                                                                                          Jillian discusses the life of an author, the writing
                                                                                                                          process, revision, and stories behind her books. She
                                                          6th Grade to
Jillian        Cantor       Tucson, AZ         $                           The Life of Glass, The September Sisters       will also conduct writing workshops. She can tailor her
                                                                                                                          program to specific needs on a school by school
                                                                                                                          Explores the creation of a book using puppets and
                            Hastings on
Alyssa Satin   Capucilli                       $$         K-3              Biscuit Series                                 storytelling. She provides her own AV equipment.
                            Hudson, NY
                                                                                                                          Discusses the creation of children's books using a
                                                                           Dear Annie; Harry and Willy and Carrothead;
Judith         Caseley      Glen Head,NY       $$         K-College                                                       slide projector, easel, and paper.
                                                                           On the Town; Bully; Sisters
                                                                                                                          Bryan provides an entertaining PowerPoint
                                                                                                                          presentation that explains how he came up with his
Bryan          Chick        Clarkston, MI      $          Grades 2-7       The Secret Zoo                                 idea for The Secret Zoo (at age 9), what he was like
                                                                                                                          as a kid and the power of imagination.

                                                                                                                       Traces world adaptions of children's topics and
                                                                           Cobweb Christmas; The Egyptian Cinderella;
                                                                                                                       themes, for example Cinderella.
Shirley        Climo        Los Altos Hills, CA $         K-7              The Korean Cinderella; The Irish Cinderlad;
                                                                                                                       For more information, contact: 24821 Prospect Ave.,
                                                                           The Persian Cinderella
                                                                                                                       Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
                                                                                                                       Provides an interactive program using science,
                                                                           Science Experiments You Can Eat; I Face the illusion, and poetry.
Vicki          Cobb         White Plains, NY   $$         K-8
                                                                           Wind; I See Myself; I Get Wet               For more information, contact: 303 Pondside Dr.,
                                                                                                                       White Plains, NY 10607
                                                                                                                       "How Real Life Becomes Fiction," creates and revises
                                                                           Crazy Lady; Rasco and the Rats of NIMH; R-
Jane Leslie    Conly        Baltimore, MD      $          3rd-8th                                                      a story with the kids.
                                                                           T, Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH
Leslie         Connor       Madison, CT        $          4-5th grade      Waiting for Normal                             Author visits, residencies, writer’s workshops.
                                                                                                                          A slide show called "The Making of a Picture Book."
Sally          Cook         New York,NY        $          families         Good Night Pillow Fight                        She requires PowerPoint.
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                                                                                                                              Reads, sketches, and discusses how a book is made.
                                                                            Magic Thinks Big; Dance!; Ice Cream; Bear
Elisha        Cooper        Chicago, IL         $          all ages                                                           For more information, contact: 2034 N. Mohawk,
                                                                                                                              Chicago, IL 60614
                                                                                                                       Art demonstration, slideshow, and games using
                                                                            The Blacker the Berry; Brown Honey in
                                                                                                                       PowerPoint, paper, an easel, markers and a
Floyd         Cooper        Gillette, NJ        $$         Pre K-HS         Broomwheat Tea; Meet Danitra Brown; I Have
                                                                            Heard of a Land; African Beginnings

                                                                                                                              Author talks about who he is, his process and work
                                                                                                                              history. Shows PowerPoint of workspace (cabin in the
Richard       Cowdry        Gambier, OH         $-$$       All ages         Bad Dog, Marley!; The Tarantula in My Purse       woods), paints, brushes, palate and progress of
                                                                                                                              illustration from start to finish. Concludes with current
                                                                                                                              work- specifically illustrations of Bad Dog, Marley!
                                                                            Each Orange Had 8 Slices; Rain; Truck;
                                                                            Harbor; Parade; Blue Sea; Night at the Fair;
                                                                            Sail Away; Bicycle Race; More Than One;
                                                                                                                           Gives an overview of his personal journey in art, using
                                                                            This Is the Sunflower; School Bus; Flying; Ten
Donald        Crews         Germantown, NY      $$         all ages                                                        a kodak projector and microphone
                                                                            Black Dots; How Many Snails?; Shortcut;
                                                                            Bigmama's; Inside Freight Train; Tomorrow's

                                                                            One Hot Summer Day; The Neighborhood
Nina          Crews         Brooklyn, NY        $-$$       all ages
                                                                            Mother Goose; Snowball; We the People
                                                                            The Crazy Horse Electric Game; Deadline;
                                                                                                                              Turning real life into fiction. How CC's work as a
                                                                            Whale Talk; Chinese Handcuffs; The Sledding
                                                           adults, hs,                                                        therapist helps keep his fiction true. When real life
Chris         Crutcher      Spokane, WA         $$$                         Hill; King of the Mild Frontier; Running Loose;
                                                           mid.schl.                                                          meets the censor - CC's take on censorship. Contact
                                                                            Stotan!; Athletic Shorts; Staying Fat for Sarah
                                                                                                                              Josette Kurey.
                                                                            Byrnes; Ironman
                                                                                                                              Pat Cumbie will do sessions/workshops on the
                                                                                                                              following topics: Basic writing workshop with
                                                                                                                              participatory exercises (can be tailored); Journey from
Patricia      Cumbie        Minneapolis, MN     $          MS, HS, Adults   Where People Like Us Live
                                                                                                                              writing to publishing; Becoming a writer or artist;
                                                                                                                              Writing about difficult or emotional topics/finding your

                                                           Jr. High-High    A Voice of Her Own: Becoming Emily                Being an author, playwright and actor, Ms. Dana can
Barbara       Dana          South Salem, NY     Flexible
                                                           School           Dickinson                                         enthusiastically offer several programs for schools,
                                                                                                                              libraries and women's groups.
Katie         Davis         Bedford Hills, NY   Flexible   K-6              The Curse of Addy McMahon               
                                                                                                                              The evolution of children's books from manuscript to
Catherine     Deeter        Templeton, CA       flexible   Any              Langston Hughes                                   conceptual development, design, and creation of
                                                                                                                              sketches and original paintings.
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                                                                                                                             Presentation varies with audience, but is basically
                                                                                                                             about her books, writing process, and love of reading
                                                                            Weasel; Devil's Bridge; The Ghost and Mrs.
Cynthia       DeFelice      Geneva, NY         $$         K-6                                                                and writing
                                                                                                                             For more information, contact: 5283 North Kashong
                                                                                                                             Point, Geneva, NY 14456
                                                                            Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let the
                                                                            Bedbugs Bite!; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet;
                                                                            Jingle Bells, Homework Smells; Pots and
                                                                            Pans; One Small Dog; Last One in Is a Rotten     Shows a slide show, using a projector, screen, remote
                                                          2nd-6th and       Egg!; No More Pencils, No More Books, No         and microphone
Diane         deGroat       Amherst, MA        $
                                                          adult             More Teacher's Dirty Looks!; Happy Birthday      For more information, contact: 134 Flat Hills Rd.,
                                                                            to You, You Belong in a Zoo; Mother, You're      Amherst, MA 01002
                                                                            the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!); Lola's
                                                                            Trick or Treat; Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new
                                                          Junior high and                                                    Kimberly discusses what the publication process was
Kimberly      Derting       Bonney Lake, WA    $          high school       The Body Finder                                  like, how things are decided in publishing (like covers
                                                          students                                                           and titles), and then specifics about The Body Finder.

                                                                                                                             Randall will read one or two books and discuss her
                                                                                                                             creative process, inspirations and the publishing
Randall       de Seve       Brooklyn, NY       $          K-3               Mathilda and the Orange Balloon                  process. Throughout, children will be encouraged to
                                                                                                                             share their own experiences as story-tellers; and, time
                                                                                                                             permitting, a writing or art activity may follow.
                                                                            Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Two
Leo and                                                                                                                      Make rare library visits.
              Dillon        Brooklyn, NY       $          all ages          Little Trains; Where Have You Been?; 20,000
                                                                            Leagues Under the Sea; Sabriel
Michael       Dooling       Audubon, NJ        $$         all ages          The Gift of the Magi                             History Through Picture Books
                                                                            Jack and Jill's Treehouse; Barefoot; Four
                                                                            Famished Foxes and Fosdyke; Clara
                                                                            Caterpillar; Roar!; The Worrywarts; Dear         Details the relationship between author and illustrator
Pamela                                                                      Tooth Fairy; Rosie's Roses; The Mixed-Up         using easel and paper. Will make appearances with
              Edwards       Vienna, VA         $$         1st-6th
Duncan                                                                      Rooster; Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight; The     illustrator, Henry Cole.
                                                                            Neat Line; McGillycuddy Could!; Some Smug
                                                                            Slug; The Leprechaun's Gold; Livingstone
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                                                                                                                          Dan talks about how he began writing and shows
                                                                                                                          horribly marked up first and second drafts from his
                                                                                                                          first book, The Worldwide Dessert Contest. If the
                                                                                                                          school has an overhead projector, he can use slides.
                                                                                                                          Then he generally reads a bit from his most recent
Dan           Elish         New York, NY       $          Grades 2-5       The Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks            book and answers questions. Depending on the
                                                                                                                          crowd, he talks about his role as a writer for
                                                                                                                          Cyberchase or other TV shows, or as the book writer
                                                                                                                          for the Broadway musical “13” and he plays the
                                                                                                                          opening number from the cast album and talks about
                                                                                                                          how the show evolved.
                                                                           Annie Between the States; Give Me Liberty;
                                                                           Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown,
Laura Malone Elliott        Great Falls,VA     $          all ages
                                                                           Hunter's Big Sister; Hunter's Best Friend at
                                                                           When Harriet Met Sojourner; Hold the Flag
Shane         Evans         Kansas City, MO    $$                                                                         Book through Yukie D. Heard at 816-298-6371
                                                                                                                          Tells stories, shows films, and gives creative writing
                                                          3rd-12th,                                                       workshops. Please contact author through her
Terri         Farley        Verdi, NV          $                           Phantom Stallion series
                                                          teachers                                                        website:

                                                                                                                       K-3 create a book, 4-9 she does a reading with a
                                                                           A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears; Bark,
                                                                                                                       discussion and drawing.
Jules         Feiffer       New York, NY       $$$        K-9              George; The Man in the Ceiling; Meanwhile…;
                                                                                                                       For more information, contact: 325 West End Avenue
                                                                           I Lost My Bear
                                                                                                                       #12A, New York, NY 10023
                                                                                                                          Interactive; flexible, including writing process, author’s
Jody          Feldman       St. Louis, MO      $          K-8              The Gollywhopper Games
                                                                                                                          life, how to turn work into a game or puzzle, more.
                                                                                                                          The author is a past elementary school teacher; she
                                                                                                                          has 3 main different presentations depending on the
                                                                                                                          age level of the audience, but can tailor presentations
                                                                                                                          according to the needs of the group. Author likes to
                            Monarch Beach,
Kathryn       Fitzmaurice                      Flexible   all ages         The Year the Swallows Came Early               do a reader’s theater with groups of students so they
                                                                                                                          are as engaged as possible in the presentation.
                                                                                                                          Most presentations start with a brief background and
                                                                                                                          the writing process, a reader’s theater, and end with a
                                                                                                                          writing activity.
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                                                                                                                          Presentations range from readings, to teaching
                                                                                                                          several types of art and photography classes.
                                                                                                                          Author's favorite is teaching children to create, write,
                                                          all ages -
                                                                                                                          and illustrate their own books! This requires nothing
Vivienne      Flesher       San Francisco, CA Flexible    elementary       Alfred's Nose
                                                                                                                          more than a pencil and sheet of paper for each child.
                                                          school preferred
                                                                                                                          If the school/library has other art making supplies
                                                                                                                          author is comfortable using all mediums. Online
                                                                                                                          portfolio available at
                                                                                                                          Talk about writing about current topics & how
                                                                                                                          experiences in law have helped in writing bks. Q&A.
                                                                           Breaking Point; Beastly; Diva; Breathing
Alex          Flinn         Miami, FL          Flexible   7-12, adults                                                    Writing wrkshop w/ several excersises or book
                                                                           Underwater; Nothing to Lose; Fade to Black
                                                                                                                          discussion. 3 presentations per day. Can be mixed
                                                                                                                          and matched w/above.
                                                                                                                          Discusses process of creating a book, and gives a
                                                                           A Pig Is Big; Autumnblings; Winter Eyes;
Douglas       Florian       Jamaica, NY        $$         K-6                                                             drawing demonstration on the elements of poetry.
                                                                           Summersaults; Handsprings
Greg          Foley         New York, NY       Flexible   K-6              Willoughby & the Lion
                                                                           Box Turtle at Long Pond; In the Woods: Who's
                                                                           Been Here?; In the Snow: Who's Been Here?;
                                                                                                                         Gives a visual presentation about childhood through a
Lindsay                                                                    Around the Pond; Around the World: Who's
              George        White Mills, PA    $$         K-6                                                            drawing workshop or using a slide show.
Barrett                                                                    Been Here?; Pick, Pull, Snap!; The Secret; In
                                                                           the Garden: Who's Been Here?; Alfred Digs;
                                                                           Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse
                                                                                                                          David Macinnis Gill can do a variety of small and
                                                                                                                          large group programs. He specializes in a writing
                                                                                                                          workshop called “Novel in a Box.” He is also a former
              Gill          Wilmington, NC     $          Grades 6-12      Soul Enchilada, Black Hole Sun                 middle and high school teacher. For more details on
                                                                                                                          his school and library visits, go to:
                                                                                                                          Using examples from her own books, Lisa Graff
                                                                           The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower,    focuses on how authors get ideas, and how important
Lisa          Graff         Brooklyn, NY       $          3rd-7th grade
                                                                           The Thing About Georgie                        it is to rethink and revise until you get it just right.
                                                                                                                          Presentations will be tailored to audience/age group.

                                                                                                                        3 presentations in a day. How & why a book is written.
                                                                           T. Rex Trick-or-Treats; Daddy Will Be There; From initial idea to processof writing to acceptance by
Lois          Grambling     Binghamton, NY     $          K-12             Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail; T. Rex and the publisher; working w/ editor on revisions; showing
                                                                           Mother's Day Hug; My Mom Is a Firefighter;   proofs & reading bks. How to sell a manuscript. Class
                                                                                                                        participation & story writing.
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                                                                           Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Talk
                                                                           About a Family; Sister; She Come Bringing
                                                                           Me That Little Baby Girl; Africa Dream; Mary
                                                                           McLeod Bethune; Rosa Parks; Childtimes;         ALL booked through Catherine Balkin at
Eloise        Greenfield   Washington, DC
                                                                           Under the Sunday Tree; For the Love of the
                                                                           Game; Honey, I Love; Water, Water; In the
                                                                           Land of Words; The Friendly Four; How They
                                                                           Got Over
                                                                                                                      "Junkyard Wars" discusses what a TV show can
                                                                            Sugaring; Runaway Radish; Unbroken;
                                                                                                                      teach about writing or poetry. Also speaks about
                                                          K-8, 3rd-6th      Appaloosa Zebra; Jigsaw Pony; Scamper and
Jessie        Haas          Putney, VT         $$                                                                     horses and world history.
                                                          preferred         the Horse Show; Shaper; Birthday Pony;
                                                                                                                      For more information, contact: 367 Lettier Rd.,
                                                                                                                      Putney, VT 05346
                                                                            Wait Till Helen Comes; The Doll in the    Discusses how she became a writer.
Mary Downing Hahn           Columbia, MD       $$         4th-6th           Garden; Time for Andrew; The Dead Man in  For more information, contact: 6525 Smokehouse
                                                                            Indian Creek; December Stillness          Court, Columbia, MD 21045
                                                                                                                      Reading from books, using projected art from books
                                                                                                                      and other projects to talk about living the creative life,
                                                                                                                      honoring your ideas and making them manifest.
Peter         Hannan        Glendale, CA       flexible   adults OK, but    Super Goofballs, Books 1-5
                                                                                                                      Audience participation in reading, art, and music.
                                                          please, mostly
                                                                                                                      Drawing/writing/reading/singing to create group
                                                                                                                      project in workshop.
                                                                                                                      Contact agent Ann Paulson: 4004 Old Field Trail,
                                                          ages 9 - 12,
Katherine     Hannigan      Fayette, Iowa                                   Ida B.                                    Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - 3339. 269.375.8877.
                                                                                                                           Discussions and workshops on the writing process.
                            West Columbia,
Joyce         Hansen                           $$         MS, HS, Adults    Which Way Freedom?                             For more information, contact: P.O. Box 3462, West
                                                                                                                           Columbia, SC 29171
                                                          Ages 10-14,
                                                                                                                           Janice Hardy discusses her book, The Shifter, plus
                                                          readers of MG or
Janice        Hardy         Cumming, GA                                    The Shifter                                     the writing and publishing process. Encourages
                                                          YA, writers of
                                                                                                                           questions. Also open to conducting writing workshops.
                                                                                                                           Presentation of how she makes historical picture
                                                                                                                           books. Optional slide projector.
Cheryl        Harness       Independence, MO $$           K-6               Remember the Ladies; Just for You to Know
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact: 2000 N. Fairview Dr.,
                                                                                                                           Independence, MO 64058
                                                                                                                           All of Lee's presentations include an introduction,
                                                                                                                           PowerPoint, interactive drawing demonstration, and
Lee           Harper        Doylestown, PA     $          K-6               Woolbur                                        question and answer time. More info can be found on
                                                                                                                           his website: Lee can adapt
                                                                                                                           his presentations to the needs of the school.
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                                                                             Far North; Ghost Canoe; The Maze; Jason's
                                                                             Gold; Wild Man Island; Jackie's Wild Seattle; Contact Jean Hobbs at or
Will          Hobbs         Durango, CO        $$
                                                                             Down the Yukon; Leaving Protection; Howling visit website
                                                                             Hill; Go Big or Go Home; Crossing the Wire
                                                                                                                              Author available for school visits, library visits,
Fran          Hodgkins      Rockport, ME       Flexible                      How People Learned to Fly
                                                                                                                              Discusses the writing process and how she became
                                                                             Boston Jane: An Adventure; The Creek; Our
Jennifer L.   Holm          Hunt Valley, MD    $$         3rd-9th                                                             an author.
                                                                             Only May Amelia

                                                                                                                              For K-3 gives an engaging, humorous presentation
                                                                             Michelle, First Family (2010), Saving            called "What Makes a Writer?" For 3-6, the program
Deborah       Hopkinson     West Linn, OR      $$         K-6
                                                                             Strawberry Farm                                  focuses on "History Must Be Seen." Also does writing
                                                                                                                              workshops on "Writing to People of the Past."

                                                                             The Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein; Anne
                                                                             Frank; Baseball Fever; Class Clown;
                                                          K-6, public        Busybody Nora; Birthday Surprises; Class         Discusses where ideas come from and how an author
                                                          libraries,         President; Russell Sprouts; Rip-Roaring          works. Needs a microphone.
Johanna       Hurwitz       Great Neck, NY     $$
                                                          professional       Russell; New Shoes for Silvia; Russell and       For more information, contact: 10 Spruce Place,
                                                          groups             Elisa; Spring Break; One Small Dog; Summer       Great Neck, NY 11021
                                                                             with Elisa; Fourth-Grade Fuss; Elisa Michaels,
                                                                             Bigger & Better; The Unsigned Valentine

                                                                             Don't Forget the Bacon!; You'll Soon Grow
                                                                             into Them, Titch; Tidy Titch; 1 Hunter; Happy
                                                                             Birthday, Sam; The Very Worst Monster; What
                                                          Librarians,                                                      For adults, shows a slide presentation. For children,
                                                                             Game Shall We Play?; My Best Friend; Ten
Pat           Hutchins      London, UK         $          teachers,                                                        does a reading and drawings.
                                                                             Red Apples; Which Witch Is Which?; We're
                                                          children age 5-8
                                                                             Going on a Picnic!; Bumpety Bump!; There's
                                                                             Only One of Me!; Don't Get Lost!; Barn
                                                                             Dance!; The Doorbell Rang
                                                                                                                              Please see Emily Jenkin's school visit page for
Emily         Jenkins       New York, NY       $$         Pre K-5th          Invisible Inkling                                information on her various presentations:
HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                             
                                                          Middle School to
                                                          High School, as                                                  James has a dynamic presentation on Viking culture
                                                          well as parents,                                                 and Norse mythology in the form of a true/false quiz
                                                          teachers,                                                        with lots of pictures and audience involvement. It is
James         Jennewein     Los Angeles, CA    Flexible                    RuneWarriors series
                                                          librarians, and                                                  as entertaining as it is educational, and good for all
                                                          readers of                                                       ages. James presents with his co-author Tom S.
                                                          fantasy or                                                       Parker.

                                                                                                                           Presents "Red Scarf" for middle/high school students.
                                                          Elementary to                                                    Presents "Magical" for elementary school students.
Ji Li         Jiang         Emeryville, CA     $                           Red Scarf Girl
                                                          High School                                                      For more information, contact: 4 Commodore Dr.
                                                                                                                           #442, Emeryville, CA 94068

                                                                                                                           Melissa can do a reading and then a Q and A. She is
                                                          Middle school                                                    an English teacher, so she would also be comfortable
Melissa       Kantor        Brooklyn, NY       $                           The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible I
                                                          students                                                         working with teachers to develop curriculum around
                                                                                                                           the book and then coming in as they see fit.
                                                                                                                           Presents an interactive program about poetry and
Bobbi         Katz          Port Ewen, NY      $$         Teachers,        We The People; Trailblazers
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact: 82 Riverview, Port
                                                                                                                           Ewen, NY 12466
                                                                                                                           Gives a 1-hour funny presentation on writing and
                                                                                                                           illustrating the Joe Sherlock books. Includes a
                                                                                                                           reading, discussion on rewriting and a 20-minute
Dave          Keane         Gilroy, CA         $$         K-8              Joe Sherlock Kid Detective series               drawing session. For middle schoolers the
                                                                                                                           presentation includes discussion on the business and
                                                                                                                           process of being a writer. Needs a big white board or
                                                                                                                           big pad of paper and pens. Possibly a mic.
                                                                           Snakes Are Hunters; Let's Go Rock
                                                                           Collecting; Who Eats What?; What's It Like to
                                                                           Be a Fish?; The Best Bug Parade; Sounds All
                                                                           Around; Geraldine's Blanket; An Octopus Is      Speaks about the writing process using a slide
Holly         Keller        New Haven, CT      $$         K-2              Amazing; Snow Is Falling; You're Aboard         projector.
                                                                           Spaceship Earth; Hear Your Heart; Farfallina
                                                                           & Marcel; Grandfather's Dream; Horace;
                                                                           Pearl's New Skates; Help!; Nosy Rosie;
                                                                           Sophie's Window; What a Hat!;
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                                                                             Chicken Little; Johnny Appleseed; Mike Fink;
                                                                             Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett;
                                                                             The Three Little Pigs; The Baby Beebee Bird;
                                                                                                                             Discusses work and does 60 drawings during a
                                                                             Millions to Measure; Santa Claus Is Comin' to
Steven        Kellogg       Essex, NY          $$$        K-6                                                                storytelling segment. Needs a wireless microphone.
                                                                             Town; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn;
                                                                             The Three Little Pigs; If You Made a Million;
                                                                             Paul Bunyan; Pecos Bill; How Much Is a
                                                                             Million?; Jack and the Beanstalk;
                                                                                                                             Challenges students to decide what messge they
                                                                                                                             want to send the world and how. Shares how reading
Rose          Kent          Niskayuna, NY      $          Gr.3-8             Kimchi & Calamari                               and writing help develop that message. Requires a
                                                                                                                             slide projector and microphone. For more information,
                                                                             Gentlehands; Night Kites; Deliver Us from       a discussion of writing and using books as examples
                                                                             Evie; Slap Your Sides; Someone Like             of how to get a plot, a character andhow to start a
M. E.         Kerr          East Hampton, NY $$           any                Summer; Your Eyes in Stars; Snakes Don't        story. Sometimes gives small workshop for creative
                                                                             Miss Their Mothers; Dinky Hocker Shoots         kids. No more than 2 assemblies or 3 small classes.
                                                                             Smack!; What Became of Her (e-book)             Contact ME Kerr:

                                                                                                                             Connects farm childhood with her stories using a slide
              Kinsey-                                                        A Doctor Like Papa; Lumber Camp Library;        show. Needs an easel with paper and markers.
Natalie                     West Glover, VT    $$         K-6
              Warnock                                                        Nora's Ark                                      For more information, contact: 3950 County Road,
                                                                                                                             West Glvoer, VT 05875
                                                                                                                             Gives multi-day writing and illustrating projects as well
                                                                             Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain;      as discussions on the writing process using a slide
Sarah         Klise         Berkeley, CA       $          Grades 1-8
                                                                             Trial by Journal                                projector.

                                                                                                                             Gives writing workshops and shares writing tips using
                                                          Elementary and     Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain;
Kate          Klise         Norwood, MO        $                                                                             a slide projector and microphone
                                                          Middle School      Trial by Journal
                                                                                                                             Describes the process of creating a book using
                                                                             Changs Paper Pony; I Have a Sister -- My
Deborah       Kogan Ray     Wyndmoor, PA       $$         1-6 and teachers                                                   original materials and a slide show.
                                                                             Sister Is Deaf; Through Grandpa's Eyes
                                                                                                                             Author gives a humorous talk on writing and her
                                                                                                                             background. She discusses tips on writing and then
                                                          5th grade &
Jennifer      Kogler        Tustin, CA         flexible                      The Otherworldlies, The Siren's Cry             has an extended Q&A session. In the past, she's also
                                                          Middle School
                                                                                                                             done workshops on editing, as well as the art of
                                                                                                                             writing dialogue.
                                                                                                                             Gives an interactive presentation on rhyme, rhythms,
Leah          Komaiko       Sherman Oaks, CA $            all ages           Annie Bananie; Just My Dad & Me                 and words.
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                                                                           A Man for All Seasons; A Christmas Carol;         Age appropriate discussion of his experiences with
Stephen       Krensky      Lexington, Ma       $$          K-5
                                                                           The Crimson Comet                                 the writing process.
                                                                                                                             Alice discusses her two novels and does a short
                                                           Ages 11-18,                                                       reading. She also chats about life as a writer with tips
Alice         Kuipers       Saskatoon, SK       Flexible                    Lost for Words
                                                           adults                                                            about writing or runs a creative writing class. Alice
                                                                                                                             will also do Skype visits.
                                                                            Christmas Around the World; Hopscotch            Shares tips on writing, reading,and research using an
Mary D.       Lankford      Austin, TX          $          3rd-6th          Around the World; Christmas USA; Mazes           LCD projector and screen.
                                                                            Around the World
                                                                                                                             Describes childhood in Nazi concentration camps,
                                                                                                                             liberation, and starting a new life. A story like Anne
Marion                                                                                                                       Frank would have told had she survived. Stresses the
              Lazan         Hewlett, NY         $          5-12, adult      Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story
Blumenthal                                                                                                                   importance of tolerance and respect, and the need for
                                                                                                                             positive thinking to overcome adversity. Q&A and bk.
                                                                                                                             Reads and talks about how she became a writer and
Marie G.      Lee           Providence, RI      $$         Mid. And HS.     Necessary Roughness
                                                                                                                             growing up as an Asian American in an all white town.

                                                                            The Wish; Dave at Night; Fairest; The
                                                                            Princess Tales, Volume I & 2; The Princess
                                                                            Test; The Fairy's Mistake; Princess Sonora       Discusses her books, fairy tales, and the writing
                                                                            and the Long Sleep; Cinderellis and the Glass    process (especially revision), getting published. She
Gail Carson   Levine        Brewster, NY        $$         any
                                                                            Hill; The Fairy's Return and Other Princess      can critique sample of student writing and suggest fun
                                                                            Tales; Writing Magic; For Biddle's Sake; Betsy   writing excercises.
                                                                            Who Cried Wolf; Ever; The Two Princesses of
                                                                            Bamarre; Ella Enchanted
                                                                                                                             Presents the process of making a book with visuals
                                                                            Clara and the Bookwagon; Snowshoe
Nancy Smiler Levinson       Beverly Hills, CA   $          2nd-6th                                                           and class participation.
                                                                                                                             Uses audience participation to connect writing to
                                                           Librarians and   My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian; Tackling
Elizabeth     Levy          New York, NY        $$                                                                           everyday lives in fiction and nonfiction.
                                                           teachers         Dad
                                                                                                                             Gives approaches to writing and illustrating for
                                                           3rd and up,      Gorilla Walk; Top to Bottom Down Under;          children using Betsy. Talks about how books result
Ted and Betsy Lewin         Brooklyn, NY        $$-$$$
                                                           Adults           Tooth and Claw; How Much?                        from travels.

                                                                                                                             Discusses finding excitement in writing and the arts
                                                                            Danitra Brown, Class Clown; Pitching in for
E.B.          Lewis         Folsom, NJ          $$         K-12                                                              using a slide projector and screen.
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                                                                                                                             Wendy uses both fiction and math in her
                                                                                                                             presentations. She shows how a good story can help
                                                          Middle School
Wendy          Lichtman     Berkeley, CA       $                           Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra            teach and deepen the understanding of math
                                                          and Teachers
                                                                                                                             concepts, and also the reverse: how mathematical
                                                                                                                             metaphors can help us understand life.
                                                                           One Fat Summer; The Brave; The Chief; The
                                                          7th-10th, groups                                                   Talks about his career.
Robert         Lipsyte      New York, NY       $$                          Contender; Raiders Night; Yellow Flag;
                                                          under 100
                                                                           Warrior Angel
                                                                           No Pretty Pictures; Princess Furball; Alison's
                                                                           Zinnia; The Rose in My Garden; One
                                                                           Lighthouse, One Moon; This Quiet Lady; A       Shows a slideshow that demonstrates how to
Anita          Lobel        New York, NY       $$         all ages         Treeful of Pigs; So Happy!; My Day in the      approach different manuscripts.
                                                                           Garden; Nini Here and There; Hello, Day!;
                                                                           Potatoes, Potatoes; Animal Antics; The Stable
                                                                           Rat and Other Christmas Poems
Dean           Lorey        Calabasas, CA      $          4ht-9th          Nightmare Academy                                 Reading, followed by Q&A and book signing.
                                                                           The Story of the Statue of Liberty; The
                                                                           Discovery of the Americas; How Do Apples          Gives a presentation on creating illustrated nonfiction
Betsy and                                                                  Grow?; A More Perfect Union; The Story of         using a microphone.
               Maestro      Old Lyme, CT       $$         K-8
Guilio                                                                     Money; Exploration and Conquest; Struggle         For more information, contact: 74 Mile Creek Rd.,
                                                                           for a Continent; The New Americans; Liberty       Old Lyme, CT 06371
                                                                           or Death; The Story of Clocks and Calendars;
                                                                                                                             "Guess who lives in the Great Green Room?" A slide
                                                                                                                             talk and conversation partly in guessing game format,
Leonard        Marcus       Brooklyn, NY       $          PreSchool -6     Oscar; Dear Genius
                                                                                                                             about the life and picture books of GOODNIGHT
                                                                                                                             MOON by Margaret Wise Brown.
                                                                                                                             Informal, interactive slide show that covers how books
                                                                           Do You Know New?; Mama Mama; Ten Little
Jean           Marzollo     Cold Spring, NY    $          K-3                                                                are made and how to express oneself in fiction & non -
                                                                           Eggs; Papa Papa
                                                                           The Grandma Mix-Up; Lulu Goes to Witch
                                                                                                                             Gives an interactive demonstration of the writing
                                                                           School; The Boston Coffee Party; Grandmas
Emily Arnold   McCully      New York, NY       $$$        2nd-6th                                                            process using a slide projector, easel and pad.
                                                                           at Bat; black is brown is tan; The Field of the
                                                                           Dogs; First Snow; Picnic; School; Nora's Ark

                                                                           I Stink!; I'm Mighty!; I'm Dirty!; I'm Bad!; My   Does readings for smaller groups, and a slide shows
Kate           McMullan     Sag Harbor, NY     $$         K-6              Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark, by           with larger groups. Needs a projector and remote.
                                                                           George Shannon
                                                                           This First Thanksgiving Day; Little Oh; New       Interactive presentation w/groups of up to 60 kids
                                               Talk with
Laura Krauss Melmed         Washington, DC               K-3               York, New York!; Capital!; Jumbo's Lullaby; I     grades K-3. Using props and visuals to discuss her
                                                                           Love You As Much... ; The Rainbabies              writing process andhow a pic. Book is made
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                                                                                                                             Discusses how to use your own life to inspire
                                                          4th-8th and         Ghost of Spirit Bear; Red Midnight; Touching   successful stories using a slide projector and screen.
Ben           Mikaelsen     Bozeman, MT        $$
                                                          Educators           Spirit Bear; Tree Girl                         For more information, contact: 105 W. Main St., Suite
                                                                                                                             6E, Bozeman, MT 59715
                                                          No classrms.
Nicholasa     Mohr          New York, Ny       $          Larger grps.        El Bronx Remembered
                                                                                                                          Author welcomes the opportunity to speak at your
                                                                              Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos; Let's Eat!/A    conference, in-service, campus, school and library
Pat           Mora          Santa Fe, NM       $$-$$$     all ages
                                                                              Comer!                                      events. You can also schedule her to offer a writing
                                                                                                                          workshop or retreat.
                                                                                                                          Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc.
Donna Jo      Napoli        Swarthmore, PA     $$$        all ages            North                                       For more information, contact: 226 Park Ave.,
                                                                                                                          Swarthmore, PA 19081
                                                                                                                          Discusses the writing process using audience
                                                                              The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The Bag I'm  participation in acting out stories. Uses a slide
Shirley       Neitzel       Grand Rapids, MI   $                              Taking to Grandma's; We're Making Breakfast projector and overhead projector.
                                                          teachers, library
                                                                              for Mother; Who Will I Be?                  For more information, contact: 5060 Sequoia SE,
                                                                                                                          Grand Rapids, MI 49512
                                                                                                                             45 minute presentation: intro, set up of story, 8-minute
                                                                                                                             short film about how he and Rohitash Rao made a
Peter         Nelson        Los Angeles, CA    $          Grades 3-6          Herbert's Wormhole
                                                                                                                             book, chapter reading with “live” illustration, Q&A,
                                                                                                                             signings. Presents alongside illustrator Rohitash Rao.

                                                                              If You Give a Moose a Muffin; If You Give a
                                                                              Pig a Pancake; Time for School, Mouse!; If
                                                                              You Take a Mouse to School; If You Take a
                                                          Librarians and                                                    Talks about her life as an author and the publishing
                                                                              Mouse to the Movies; The Best Mouse Cookie
Laura         Numeroff      Los Angeles, CA    $$$        teachers,                                                         process. Uses transparency projector and screen.
                                                                              Board Book; If You Give a Pig a Party; Mouse
                                                                              Cookies & More; Merry Christmas, Mouse!;
                                                                              Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with
                                                                              Your Monster; The Chicken Sisters
                                                                              Salting the Ocean; 19 Varieties of Gazelle;
                                                                              What Have You Lost?; A Maze Me; Come           Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc.
Naomi Shihab Nye            San Antonio, TX               all ages            with Me; Is This Forever, or What?; Going      For more information, contact: 888-965-7323,
                                                                              Going; I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You
                                                                              OK?; Honeybee
                                                                              Big Mouth & Ugly Girl; Freaky Green Eyes;
                                                                              Sexy; After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up,     Contact: Micahel McKenzie and Speakers Worldwide
Joyce Carol   Oates         Princeton, NJ
                                                                              Spread My Wings, and Flew Away; Naughty        800.408.7757
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                                                                                                                         Talks about the writing process and issues with
Denise                                                                                                                   Alaska and native culture.
              Orenstein     Washington, DC     $$         High School      Unseen Companion; The Secret Twin
Gosliner                                                                                                                 For more information, contact: 5330 Belt Road NW,
                                                                                                                         Washington, DC 20015
                                                                                                                         Three 40-45 minute fun and interactive presentations
                                                                                                                         on the stories behind the stories that is inspiring for
                                                                           Gorgonzola; Bad Boys; Moo Who?; The           young readers and writers. All presentations are in the
Margie        Palatini      Plainfield, NJ     $$         K-5              Perfect Pet; The Cheese; Bad Boys Get         morning with a book signing in the afternoon. Small
                                                                           Cookie!; No Biting, Louise                    groups only. Author needs a mic and two tables. For
                                                                                                                         more information, contact:
                                                                           Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Be My Valentine,
                                                                           Amelia Bedelia; Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!;
                                                                           Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School; Amelia
                                                                           Bedelia's Masterpiece; Amelia Bedelia and
                                                                                                                        He brings Amelia Bedelia to life with wacky wordplay,
                                                                           the Cat; Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia;
Herman        Parish        Princeton, NJ      $$         K-6                                                           anecdotes about his Aunt Peggy Parish (who created
                                                                           Amelia Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?; Amelia
                                                                                                                        the character) and insights into his own writing.
                                                                           Bedelia, Bookworm; Happy Haunting, Amelia
                                                                           Bedelia; Amelia Bedelia Under Construction;
                                                                           Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor; Good Driving, Amelia

                                                                           Bugs; The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The      Talk & Slides about non-fiction books including
              Parker        New York, NY       $          K-4              Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's; We're Making     entomology, history, US Explorers. Slide projector &
                                                                           Breakfast for Mother; Who Will I Be?          large sketch pad needed.

                                                          Middle School to
                                                          High School, as                                                Tom has a dynamic presentation on Viking culture
                                                          well as parents,                                               and Norse mythology in the form of a true/false quiz
                                                          teachers,                                                      with lots of pictures and audience involvement. It is
Tom           Parker        Los Angeles, CA    Flexible                    RuneWarriors series
                                                          librarians, and                                                as entertaining as it is educational, and good for all
                                                          readers of                                                     ages. Tom presents with his co-author Jim
                                                          fantasy or                                                     Jennewein.
                                                                                                                         Gives informal readings and discussions.
Katherine                                                                  Angels and Other Strangers; Blueberries for
              Paterson      Barre, VT          $$$        4th-7th                                                        For more information, contact: 32 W. Cobble Hill Rd.,
and John                                                                   the Queen; Bridge to Terabithia
                                                                                                                         Barre, VT 05641
                                                                                                                         Gives a musical performance. Needs a microphone
Robert                                                                                                                   and piano.
              Peck          Longwood, FL       $          adults           Horse Thief
Newton                                                                                                                   For more information, contact: 500 Sweetwater Club
                                                                                                                         circle, Longwood, FL 32779 407-788-3456
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                                                                                                                            Her fun, interactive presentation involves a power
                                                                                                                            point, singing, audience participation, show-and-tell,
                                                                                                                            and lots of feedback from participants. She also read
Andrea Davis Pinkney        Brooklyn, NY       $$-$$$     K-6, teachers       Let It Shine, Boycott Blues, Duke Ellington
                                                                                                                            from sections of certain books, depending on the age
                                                                                                                            of participants. She will do 2 presentations in a day,
                                                                                                                            grouped by age/grade.
                                                                                                                          Does puppet shows, discusses the writing process,
                                                                              What's It Like to Be a Fish?; Sounds All
                                                                                                                          and presents non-ficition narrative workshops.
Wendy         Pfeffer       Pennington, NJ     $$         K-5                 Around; Dolphin Talk; From Seed to Pumpkin;
                                                                                                                          For more information, contact: 3 Timberlane Dr.,
                                                                              Wiggling Worms at Work
                                                                                                                          Pennington, NJ 08534
                                                                                                                            Talks about the writing process and the joys of
Barbara Ann   Porte         Arlington, VA      $          all ages            Harry's Pony                                  language and writing. Needs a microphone.

                                                                                                                            Reads her books, shows her sketchbooks and talks
                                                                                                                            about the book-making process. For A Penguin Story,
                                                                                                                            she has a slideshow of Antarctica, penguins Antarctic
Antoinette    Portis        Studio City, CA    $-$$$      Pre-K-1st           Not A Box, Not A Stick, A Penguin Story
                                                                                                                            explorers for background information before reading
                                                                                                                            the story. She teaches kids to draw the characters
                                                                                                                            and play imagination games.
                                                                                                                         Describes the writing process, discusses nonfiction lit
                                                                              Snakes!; Come to the Ocean's Edge;Whales!; and gives workshops. Uses a slide projector for large
                                                          K-5, Middle
Larry         Pringle       West Nyack, NY     $$                             Dog of Discovery - A Newfoundland's        audiences.
                                                                              Adventures with Lewis and Clark            For more information, write: P.O. Box 252, West
                                                                                                                         Nyack, NY 10994, or call 845-623-7273
                                                                                                                         Tells humorous stories that teach about writing.
                                                                                                                         Teaches character development by using your own
Bonnie        Pryor         Gambier, OH        $          K-6                 The House on Maple Street                  life.
                                                                                                                         For more information, contact: 19600 Baker Rd.,
                                                                                                                         Gambier, OH 43022
                                                                                                                            45 minute presentation: intro, set up of story, 8-minute
                                                                                                                            short film about how he and Peter Nelson made a
Rohitash      Rao           New York, NY       $          Any                 Herbert's Wormhole
                                                                                                                            book, chapter reading with “live” illustration, Q&A,
                                                                                                                            signings. Presents alongside writer Peter Nelson.
                                                                                                                            Varies w/ situation. "The Research is the Best Part",
                                                                                                                            "The Writing Process", "Shades of Gray: From Idea to
                                                                                                                            Published Book", "Before the Creeks Ran Red in
Carolyn       Reeder        Glen Echo, MD      $                        8-Apr Across the Lines                              pictures", "The Story of Grandpa's Mountain", "The
                                                                                                                            Picture Behind the Words", "Down with C&O with
                                                                                                                            Kate and Seth", "Self Editing". Visit
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                                                           Middle School                                                 A.M. Robinson answers questions about the writing
A.M.          Robinson     New York, NY        Flexible                    Vampire Crush
                                                           and High School                                               and publishing process.
                                                                          My Brother Louis Measures Worms; The Best
                                                                                                                         Book to Play to Movie or Book Idea: taking you
Barbara       Robinson     Berwyn, PA         $         K-4, Elem.        School Year Ever; The Best Christmas
                                                                                                                         through the process.
                                                                          Pageant Ever; The Best Halloween Ever

                                                                                                                        Presents to small audiences (20-30) without a
                                                                          A Nest Full of Eggs; Thanksgiving Day; Good
                                                                                                                        microphone or slide projector. Reads one of her
                                                                          Enough to Eat; Career Day; 100 School Days;
Lizzy         Rockwell     Nowarlk, CT        $         Elementary                                                      books then discusses the writing process using many
                                                                          Who Lives in an Alligator Hole; Father's Day;
                                                                                                                        props followed by a q&a. Presentation length is 45
                                                                          Mother's Day; Presidents' Day
                                                                                                                        minutes. Currently doing local visits only, CT and NY.
                                                                                                                         Author reads from books, discusses "Cookies" and as
                                                                                                                         a group makes up new "definitions" that students can
Amy Krouse    Rosenthal    Chicago, IL        $         K-4, Elem.        Cookies; It's Not Fair!; The OK Book
                                                                                                                         use as a special keepsake to tuck in copies of book,
                                                                                                                         discuss "making books."
                                                                                                                         AV: none for school visits, needs slide projector for
Nicole        Rubel        Aurora, OR         $         K-5               Back to School for Rotten Ralph
                                                                                                                         teachers and high school students in large group

                                                                                                                         How a Pic. Bk. Is made - from idea thru mummy thru
                           Yorktown Heights,                              The Line Up Book; Good-bye, Curtis; The Big    finished art & printing. Stories from her childhood,
Marisabina    Russo                          $          K-3
                           NY                                             Brown Box                                      reading of a book and large sketch with marker based
                                                                                                                         on audience suggestions. (left as a "story starter")
                                                                                                                       A talk/reading or Power Point presentation, (if
                                                                                                                       facilities allow), from her book: EVIDENCE OF
                                                                          Evidence of Angels, The Fairies, The Witches
Suza          Scalora      New York, NY                 Age 5 and up                                                   ANGELS. It is a picture book, and the images are
                                                                          and Wizards of Oberin
                                                                                                                       very colorful and intriguing so the reading/talk centers
                                                                                                                       on the images.
                                                                                                                       Does small group sessions talking about historical
                                                                                                                       storytelling using a slide show.
Rosalyn       Schanzer     Fairfax Station, VA $        K-adult           How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning
                                                                                                                       For more information, contact: 11630 Havenner Rd.,
                                                                                                                       Fairfax Station, VA 22039, 703-425-5280
                                                                                                                         Puts emphasis on poetry and how to be expressive
                                                        Grades L-6,
Alice         Schertle     New Salem, MA      $$                          Pio Peep!                                      with words. Also describes the writing process.

                                                                                                                         Discusses the creative process using a slide projector
                                                        K-3, adults,
                                                                                                                         and microphone.
Karen Lee     Schmidt      New York, NY       $         teachers,         Going to the Zoo
                                                                                                                         For more information, contact: 361 W. 22nd St.,
                                                                                                                         Apt.2, New York, NY 10011, 212-675-3086
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                                                                                                                          Author talks about how an illustrator works, shows
                            Hastings on
Pat           Schories                           $          K-2, adults    Biscuit Series                                 sketches, finished art, and slides of Biscuit and other
                            Hudson, NY
                                                                                                                          books. Sketching and Q&A
                                                                                                                          Roni Schotter speaks to children as fellow writers,
                            Hastings-on-                                                                                  emphasizing the power and pleasure of writing. She
Roni          Schotter                           $$         all ages       Doo-Wop Pop
                            Hudson, NY                                                                                    encourages them to do their own writing. Her
                                                                                                                          presentations are based in her own books.
                                                                                                                           Math + Literature = Learning + Fun (with props,
                                                                           Millions to Measure; How Much Is a Million?; If photos, and other visuals…) Grades K-6 (does this
David         Schwartz      Oakland, CA          $$         K-8
                                                                           You Made a Million                              90% of the time)
                                                                                                                           Math, Science and a Love of Books (for grades 6-12)
                                                                           Stories to Solve; Dance Away; True Lies;
                            Bainbridge Island,                             More Stories to Solve; Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!;   Discusses the writing process.
George        Shannon                            $          K-6
                            WA                                             White Is for Blueberry; Busy in the Garden;
                                                                           Tomorrow's Alphabet
                                                                                                                          Every book paints a picture! Paint... draw... sketch
                                                                                                                          and write! The wild, imaginative, creative process of
Amanda        Shepherd      Phoenix, Arizona     $          Pre K-4th      Who Loves Me?; Fiona Loves the Night
                                                                                                                          illustrating and making a book. Participate and draw
                                                                                                                          with an illustrator Amanda Shepherd.

                                                                           Storms; The Sun; Wolves; Comets, Meteors,
                                                                           and Asteroids; Big Cats; Saturn; Galaxies;
                                                                           Wild Babies; Uranus; Mountains; Bones;
                                                                           Tornadoes; Weather; Muscles; Icebergs and
                                                                           Glaciers; Crocodiles & Alligators; Gorillas;
                                                                           Wildfires; Lightning; Seymour Simon's Book of
                                                                           Trucks; Destination: Jupiter; Venus; Now You
                                                                                                                         Program: the World of Science Books and Seymour
Seymour       Simon         Great Neck, NY       $$$        K-8, adults    See It, Now You Don't; Destination: Mars;
                                                                                                                         Simon up to 3 presentations in one day
                                                                           Dogs; Horses; Guts; Cats; Snakes;
                                                                           Hurricanes; Spiders; Penguins; Our Solar
                                                                           System; Spiders; Hurricanes; Eyes and Ears;
                                                                           Lungs; Seymour Simon's Book of Trains;
                                                                           Whales; Sharks; Earthquakes; Volcanoes;
                                                                           The Brain; The Heart; Destination: Space; The
                                                                           Universe; Oceans; Stars

Cynthia                                                     teachers,      Jingle Dancer; Rain Is Not My Indian Name;     Speak on Native American children's literature and/or
              Smith         Austin, TX           $$
Leitich                                                     librarians     Indian Shoes                                   fiction with Author Greg Leitich Smith
                                                                                                                          Storytelling, discuss an author's life, the writing
Janet         Squires       Saugus, CA           flexible   K-adult        The Gingerbread Cowboy                         process, and the nurturing of reading. Will also
                                                                                                                          conduct writing workshops.
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                                                                            Bard of Avon; Cleopatra; Leonardo da Vinci;
                                                                            Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter; The Mysterious
                                                                            Matter of I. M. Fine; Michelangelo; Bella at
                                                                            Midnight; Good Queen Bess; Joan of Arc;          Gives a PowerPoint presentation about her life, book,
                                                          any except Pre-   Roughing It on the Oregon Trail; Goldie and      research, and art. Needs a screen, AV cart, and
Diane         Stanley       Santa Fe, NM       $$
                                                          K and K           the Three Bears; Saladin; Peter the Great;       microphone.
                                                                            The Giant and the Beanstalk; The Last
                                                                            Princess; Thanksgiving on Plymouth
                                                                            Plantation; The Mysterious Case of the
                                                                            Allbright Academy; The Trouble with Wishes

                                                                                                                             Shows a slide show on Islamic nomads in Pakistan.
              Staples       Dalton, PA         $$         Any               The Green Dog; Shiva's Fire                      Discusses issues of Muslim life and women.

                                                                            The Nightmare Room series; Rotten School
                                                                                                                             Talk with participation and Q&A. Contact: Parachute
RL            Stine                                                         series; Dangerous Girls series; Nightmare
                                                                                                                             Press 212.691.1421 and
                                                                            Hour; The Haunting Hour; Beware!
                                                          Adults and
Allan         Stratton      Toronto, ON        Flexible                     Chanda's Wars                          
                                                          young people
                                                                            The Blacker the Berry; A Gathering of
                                                                            Flowers; I Have Heard of a Land; The Gospel
                                                          K-12, College                                                      Gives writing workshops and speaks for school
                                                                            Cinderella; Lies and Other Tall Tales; The Six
Joyce Carol   Thomas        Berkeley, CA       $$         Students and                                                       assemblies, Mother's Day, Af-Amer History month, etc.
                                                                            Fools; The Skull Talks Back; The Three
                                                                            Witches; What's the Hurry, Fox?; Brown
                                                                            Honey in Broomwheat Tea;

                                                                            American Flag Q&A; Amazing Tigers!; Stars
                                                                            and Stripes; Extreme Stars! Q&A; Extreme
                                                                            Aircraft! Q&A; Dragon's Egg; Astronauts and      Reads from her books, discusses the writing process,
                                                                            Other Space Heroes FYI; The Secret of the        and shows samples of stages from manuscript -
Sarah         Thomson       Portland, ME       $
                                                                            Rose; My Flag Book; Amazing Dolphins!;           proofs. Older children try some writing excercises. For
                                                                            Amazing Sharks!; Amazing Gorillas!; Amazing      more information visit
                                                                            Snakes!; Amazing Whales!; Extreme
                                                                            Dinosaurs! Q&A
                                                                                                                             Speaks to 1 large grp. And up to 3 smaller grps.
                                                                            Surviving the Applewhites; Welcome to the
Stephanie     Tolan         Charlotte, NC      $$         Gr.4-12                                                            Specifics are arranged according to interest of host.
                                                                            Ark; Listen!; The Face in the Mirror;
                                                                                                                             Call ST or email for details.
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                                                                                                                           Richard discusses the process of writing and drawing
                                                                                                                           children's books, from generating ideas to finished
                                                                                                                           product. He also draws for the children and with them
                                                                                                                           (depending on group size). Includes colorful
Richard       Torrey        Shoreham, NY        $          K-6              Almost                                         PowerPoint presentation and brief discussion of
                                                                                                                           author's other work as internationally syndicated
                                                                                                                           cartoonist, editorial cartoonist, creator of greeting card
                                                                                                                           line, Q&A. Can be followed by writing/illustrating
                                                                                                                       Talks about historical writing using personal history
                                                                              Abe Lincoln Remembers; Drummer Boy; Dust and dealing with edgy subjects in kids' books.
Ann           Turner        Williamsburg, MA    $$         librarians,
                                                                              for Dinner; Sitting Bull Remembers       For more information, contact: 60 Briar Hill Rd.,
                                                           colleges, children
                                                                                                                       Williamsburg, MA 01096, 413-268-7639
                                                                                                                           45 min. session for school. Up to 3 a day. Talks about
                                                                                                                           the creative process and drafts on large paper. Make
Tricia        Tusa          Galisteo, NM        $          all, except K    Lemonade for Sale; Treasure Map                up a story from the drawing. With adults price may
                                                                                                                           vary depending on venue. 1hour presentation. Will
                                                                                                                           speak about anything.
                                                                                                                           In her current program, Jackie has a slide show,
                                                                                                                           reads the story and talks about the real life stories
                                                                                                                           behind her characters and ideas. She also shows her
Jackie        Urbanovic     Silver Spring, MD   $$         K-3              Duck at the Door, Duck Soup
                                                                                                                           childhood drawings and talks about her process. She
                                                                                                                           begins and ends the presentation with doing a sketch
                                                                                                                           of one of her characters.
                                                                                                                           Discusses her books, her writing (and re-writing)
                                                                                                                           process, her journey as a writer, and her audience's
                                                                            Gorgeous, Do-Over, If We Kiss, Lucky, You,
Rachel        Vail          New York, NY        $$         All Ages                                                        journeys as writers. She loves speaking to large
                                                                                                                           groups of all ages. She can also do writing seminars
                                                                                                                           or reading parties.
Katie         Van Camp      Montreal, Quebec    Flexible   All Ages         Harry and Horsie
                                                                                                                           Audrey offers everything from small classroom writing
                                                           Pre-K through 6, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?, She   workshops to large group presentations on writing
Audrey        Vernick       Ocean, NJ           $
                                                           educators        Loved Baseball                                 and publishing. More info available at
                                                                                                                           Mr. Warburton will read from his book (with audience
                                                                                                                           participation) as well as other books he’s working on
                                                                                                                           as well as teach kids how to draw his characters. And
Tom           Warburton     Los Angeles, CA     Flexible   K-6              1000 Times No
                                                                                                                           with time permitting, he’ll also teach kids about
                                                                                                                           animation using his experience as creator of cartoon
                                                                                                                           network’s codename: kids next door!
HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits                             
                                                                                                                           Donna is an animated storyteller who uses her
                                                                           A Pride of African Tales; The Story of
Donna         Washington    Durham, NC         $          all ages                                                         dynamic physicality & vocal pyrotechnics to present
                                                                                                                           stories for from all over the world.
                                                                                                                           Different programs available for diff. books and photo -
Jane          Wattenberg    San Francisco, CA flexible -$ K-5              This Is the Rain                                 illustrations on the computer. And This is the Rain
                                                                                                                           program. Creating Bookjackets for YA lit.
                                                                           So B. It.; Drip, Drop; Splish, Splash!; Regular
                                                                           Guy; Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash; Baa-
                                                                                                                           Shows a slide presentation with singing, readings,
                                                                           Choo!; Guy Time; Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh;
Sarah         Weeks         New York, NY       $$         K-7                                                              and a discussion on the writing process.
                                                                           Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine; Jumping
                                                                           the Scratch; My Guy; Guy Wire; Up All Night;
                                                                           I'm a Pig; Pip Squeak; Crocodile Smile
                                                                                                                           Gives a description of his career, with a drawing
                                                                                                                           demonstartion. Needs a slide projector, easl/table,
                                                                           A Taste of Blackberries; All the Places to
Mike          Wimmer        Norman, OK         $          K-college                                                        and microphone.
                                                                           Love; Staying Nine; Train Song
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact: 3905 Nicole Circle,
                                                                                                                           Norman, OK 73032, 405-329-0478
                                                                                                                           Ben does an hour-long writing workshop, about (very
Ben           Winters       Cambridge, MA      Flexible   Any Ages         The Secret Life of Ms. Finkleman                broadly) character, motivation and comedy, that can
                                                                                                                           be adjusted for kids of various age and grade levels.

                                                                                                                           My basic program is an interactive assembly. Children
                                                                                                                           form a poetry troupe on the spot and perform poems.
                                                                                                                           Faculty, staff members, and the entire audience also
                                                                                                                           join in with chorale speaking. Then I show a slide
                                                                                                                           program which emphasizes the importance of
                                                                           The Teeny Tiny Ghost; Whooos Haunting the
Kay           Winters       Quakertown, PA     $$         K-8                                                              reading, where ideas come from, the making of
                                                                           Teeny Tiny Ghost;
                                                                                                                           multiple rough drafts, the patience and persistence
                                                                                                                           involved in being an author. Research strategies,
                                                                                                                           involvement with illustrators, use of pertinent details,
                                                                                                                           the importance of setting, development of character,
                                                                                                                           point of view, and problems with plot are included.
                                                                                                                           Discusses the writing process and tells personal
Elizabeth     Winthrop      New York, NY       $$         teachers,        Shoes
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact: 250 W. 90th St., 6A,
                                                                                                                           New York, NY 10024, 212-721-5977
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                                                                                                                        Maryrose is happy to customize programs for specific
                                                          Grades 4-6 for
                                                                                                                        needs upon request. Some ideas for children
                                                                                                                        include: “The Incorrigible Author: Maryrose Wood
                                                          Author visit.
                                                                                                                        and ‘The Mysterious Howling’”, “Learning to Say Yes”,
                                                          Other programs
                                                                                                                        “Writing with All Five Senses”, and “Revision,
Maryrose      Wood          New York, NY       $$         can be tailored   The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
                                                                                                                        Revision, Revision.” Some ideas for older kids and
                                                          for grades 4
                                                                                                                        adults include: “The Night of the Sombrero: My Road
                                                          through 12 (but
                                                                                                                        to Getting Published”, and “I Should Never Have
                                                          not at the same
                                                                                                                        Used the S Word: An Author’s Wacky Adventure with
                                                                                                                        the Book Banners.”
                                                                                                                        Discusses how mistakes and failures can be stepping
                                                          Kids 3 and up,
Steve         Young         Chatsworth, CA     $                            15 Minutes                                  stones to success.
                                                                                                                        Discusses the revising and rewriting process.
Linda         Zinnen        Grand Rapids, MI   $          Middle School     The Dragons of Spratt, Ohio                 For more information, contact: 3545 Price St. SE,
                                                                                                                        Grand Rapids, MI 49507-3457, 616-245-8570
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