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HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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, The World of the Trapp Family, Laura Ingalls Wilder adults, Pioneer Girl; The Little House Guidebook; and the Little House Books, How an Author Works, or William Anderson Lapeer, MI Flexible educators (no Laura's Album; A Little House Reader; River What it is like to Write a Book?, Growing up in Other pre K, or early Boy; Laura Ingalls Wilder; Prairie Girl Times, Other Places elem. Bat Jamboree; Bats Around the Clock; Uses an overhead projector for a presentation. Kathi Appelt College Station, TX $$ 3rd and up Incredible Me!; Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers; Down Cut Shin Creek Interactive kid friendly workshop using a computer and Katherine Applegate Chapel Hill, NC $ K-6 Roscoe Riley Rules #1-3 projector: "what does a children's writer do… and could you really be one too?" Gives an interactive presentation using a digital projector and computer. Caroline Arnold Los Angeles,CA $ K-8 Phantom Stallion; Australian Animals For more information, contact: 10353 Rossbury Place, Los Angeles, CA 90064 Field Trips; Following the Coast; Raccoons Flexible! Workshops, Q&As, etc. Jim Arnosky Ryegate,VT $$ K-8 and Ripe Corn; Parrotfish and Sunken Ships For K-2: Story hour with buttermaking and drawing. K-12, For 3-6: Making an idea into a book using original Teachers, material from Manny's Cows. For 7-12: Do what you Suzy Becker Bolton, MA $$$ Manny's Cows Librarians, love discussion. AV Requirements: K-2: easel, pad, Parents markers. 3-6: projector and screen for audiences of more than 24 people. 7-12: projector and screen. Prefers small groups in a library or classroom setting. Author shows artwork from childhood, talks about her books, discusses story telling [both visual and written] Carin Berger New York, NY Flexible K-5 The Little Yellow Leaf, OK Go! and reads from her recent books, describes and shows working process, including showing dummy books and early drafts. Also available to do art projects with the children. Author talks about writing in general and her own Penny Blubaugh Chicago, IL $ YA-Adult Serendipity Market experiences. Q&A and reading. Author can do presentations in English, Spanish, or Monica Brown Flagstaff, AZ $$ K-6 Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol bilingually. Eve Bunting Pasadena, CA Conf. Only Author only available for conferences HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 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 $$ K-8 Wind; I See Myself; I Get Wet For more information, contact: 303 Pondside Dr., White Plains, NY 10607 "How Real Life Becomes Fiction," creates and revises Crazy Lady; Rasco and the Rats of NIMH; R-T, Jane Leslie Conly Baltimore, MD $ 3rd-8th a story with the kids. Margaret, and the Rats of NIMH Leslie Connor Madison, CT $ 4-5th grade Waiting for Normal Author visits, residencies, writer’s workshops. A slide show called "The Making of a Picture Book." Sally Cook New York,NY $ families Good Night Pillow Fight She requires PowerPoint. Reads, sketches, and discusses how a book is made. Magic Thinks Big; Dance!; Ice Cream; Bear Elisha Cooper Chicago, IL $ all ages For more information, contact: 2034 N. Mohawk, Dreams Chicago, IL 60614 Art demonstration, slideshow, and games using The Blacker the Berry; Brown Honey in PowerPoint, paper, an easel, markers and a Floyd Cooper Gillette, NJ $$ Pre K-HS Broomwheat Tea; Meet Danitra Brown; I Have microphone 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 $-$$ All ages Bad Dog, Marley!; The Tarantula in My Purse woods), paints, brushes, palate and progress of illustration from start to finish. Concludes with current work- specifically illustrations of Bad Dog, Marley! Each Orange Had 8 Slices; Rain; Truck; Harbor; Parade; Blue Sea; Night at the Fair; Sail Away; Bicycle Race; More Than One; This Gives an overview of his personal journey in art, using Is the Sunflower; School Bus; Flying; Ten Donald Crews Germantown, NY $$ all ages a kodak projector and microphone Black Dots; How Many Snails?; Shortcut; Bigmama's; Inside Freight Train; Tomorrow's Alphabet HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 voice 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. www.barbaradana.com Katie Davis Bedford Hills, NY Flexible K-6 The Curse of Addy McMahon www.katiedavis.com/pdf/SchoolPacketBest.pdf 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. 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 $$ K-6 and writing Hobbs For more information, contact: 5283 North Kashong Point, Geneva, NY 14456 Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite!; Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet; Jingle Bells, Homework Smells; Pots and Pans; One Small Dog; Last One in Is a Rotten Shows a slide show, using a projector, screen, remote 2nd-6th and Egg!; No More Pencils, No More Books, No and microphone Diane deGroat Amherst, MA $ adult More Teacher's Dirty Looks!; Happy Birthday For more information, contact: 134 Flat Hills Rd., to You, You Belong in a Zoo; Mother, You're Amherst, MA 01002 the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!); Lola's Trick or Treat; Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Two Leo and Make rare library visits. Dillon Brooklyn, NY $ all ages Little Trains; Where Have You Been?; 20,000 Diane Leagues Under the Sea; Sabriel Michael Dooling Audubon, NJ $$ all ages The Gift of the Magi History Through Picture Books HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Jack and Jill's Treehouse; Barefoot; Four Famished Foxes and Fosdyke; Clara Details the relationship between author and illustrator Caterpillar; Roar!; The Worrywarts; Dear Tooth Pamela using easel and paper. Will make appearances with Edwards Vienna, VA $$ 1st-6th Fairy; Rosie's Roses; The Mixed-Up Rooster; Duncan illustrator, Henry Cole. Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight; The Neat Line; McGillycuddy Could!; Some Smug Slug; The Leprechaun's Gold; Livingstone Mouse Annie Between the States; Give Me Liberty; Hunter and Stripe and the Soccer Showdown, Laura Malone Elliott Great Falls,VA $ all ages Hunter's Big Sister; Hunter's Best Friend at School When Harriet Met Sojourner; Hold the Flag Shane Evans Kansas City, MO $$ Book through Yukie D. Heard at 816-298-6371 High Tells stories, shows films, and gives creative writing workshops. Please contact author through her 3rd-12th, Terri Farley Verdi, NV $ Phantom Stallion series website: teachers http://phantomstallion.com/author_visits.shtml 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 $$$ K-9 George; The Man in the Ceiling; Meanwhile…; For more information, contact: 325 West End Avenue I Lost My Bear #12A, New York, NY 10023 Interactive; flexible, including writing process, author’s Jody Feldman St. Louis, MO $ K-8 The Gollywhopper Games life, how to turn work into a game or puzzle, more. The author is a past elementary school teacher; she has 3 main different presentations depending on the age level of the audience, but can tailor presentations according to the needs of the group. Author likes to do Monarch Beach, Kathryn Fitzmaurice Flexible all ages The Year the Swallows Came Early a reader’s theater with groups of students so they are CA as engaged as possible in the presentation. Most presentations start with a brief background and the writing process, a reader’s theater, and end with a writing activity. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Presentations range from readings, to teaching several types of art and photography classes. Author's all ages - favorite is teaching children to create, write, and elementary illustrate their own books! This requires nothing more Vivienne Flesher San Francisco, CA Flexible Alfred's Nose school than a pencil and sheet of paper for each child. If the preferred school/library has other art making supplies author is comfortable using all mediums. Online portfolio available at http://www.warddraw.com Talk about writing about current topics & how experiences in law have helped in writing bks. Q&A. Breaking Point; Beastly; Diva; Breathing Alex Flinn Miami, FL Flexible 7-12, adults Writing wrkshop w/ several excersises or book Underwater; Nothing to Lose; Fade to Black discussion. 3 presentations per day. Can be mixed and matched w/above. Discusses process of creating a book, and gives a A Pig Is Big; Autumnblings; Winter Eyes; Douglas Florian Jamaica, NY $$ 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 $$ K-6 drawing workshop or using a slide show. Barrett Been Here?; Pick, Pull, Snap!; The Secret; In the Garden: Who's Been Here?; Alfred Digs; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse Using examples from her own books, Lisa Graff The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower, focuses on how authors get ideas, and how important Lisa Graff Brooklyn, NY $ 3rd-7th grade The Thing About Georgie it is to rethink and revise until you get it just right. Presentations will be tailored to audience/age group. 3 presentations in a day. How & why a book is written. T. Rex Trick-or-Treats; Daddy Will Be There; From initial idea to processof writing to acceptance by Lois Grambling Binghamton, NY $ K-12 Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail; T. Rex and the publisher; working w/ editor on revisions; showing Mother's Day Hug; My Mom Is a Firefighter; proofs & reading bks. How to sell a manuscript. Class participation & story writing. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems; Talk About a Family; Sister; She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl; Africa Dream; Mary McLeod Bethune; Rosa Parks; Childtimes; ALL booked through Catherine Balkin at Eloise Greenfield Washington, DC Under the Sunday Tree; For the Love of the www.balkinbuddies.com Game; Honey, I Love; Water, Water; In the Land of Words; The Friendly Four; How They Got Over "Junkyard Wars" discusses what a TV show can teach Sugaring; Runaway Radish; Unbroken; about writing or poetry. Also speaks about horses and K-8, 3rd-6th Appaloosa Zebra; Jigsaw Pony; Scamper and Jessie Haas Putney, VT $$ world history. preferred the Horse Show; Shaper; Birthday Pony; For more information, contact: 367 Lettier Rd., Putney, Chase VT 05346 Wait Till Helen Comes; The Doll in the Garden; Discusses how she became a writer. Mary Downing Hahn Columbia, MD $$ 4th-6th Time for Andrew; The Dead Man in Indian For more information, contact: 6525 Smokehouse Creek; December Stillness Court, Columbia, MD 21045 Reading from books, using projected art from books 6-11, and other projects to talk about living the creative life, accompanying honoring your ideas and making them manifest. Peter Hannan Glendale, CA flexible adults OK, but Super Goofballs, Books 1-5 Audience participation in reading, art, and music. please, mostly Drawing/writing/reading/singing to create group project kids. in workshop. Contact agent Ann Paulson: 4004 Old Field Trail, ages 9 - 12, Katherine Hannigan Fayette, Iowa Ida B. Kalamazoo, MI 49008 - 3339. 269.375.8877. adults firstname.lastname@example.org Discussions and workshops on the writing process. West Columbia, Joyce Hansen $$ MS, HS, Adults Which Way Freedom? For more information, contact: P.O. Box 3462, West SC Columbia, SC 29171 Ages 10-14, Janice Hardy discusses her book, The Shifter, plus readers of MG Janice Hardy Cumming, GA The Shifter the writing and publishing process. Encourages or YA, writers questions. Also open to conducting writing workshops. of MG/YA. Presentation of how she makes historical picture books. Optional slide projector. Cheryl Harness Independence, MO $$ K-6 Remember the Ladies; Just for You to Know For more information, contact: 2000 N. Fairview Dr., Independence, MO 64058 Discussion of Woolbur including Powerpoint slide Lee Harper Doylestown, PA $ K-6 Woolbur presentation documenting the illustrations. Q&A HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Far North; Ghost Canoe; The Maze; Jason's Gold; Wild Man Island; Jackie's Wild Seattle; Contact Jean Hobbs at email@example.com or visit Will Hobbs Durango, CO $$ Down the Yukon; Leaving Protection; Howling website www.willhobbsauthor.com/teachers.html 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 conferences. 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; Busybody K-6, public Nora; Birthday Surprises; Class President; Discusses where ideas come from and how an author libraries, Russell Sprouts; Rip-Roaring Russell; New works. Needs a microphone. Johanna Hurwitz Great Neck, NY $$ professional Shoes for Silvia; Russell and Elisa; Spring For more information, contact: 10 Spruce Place, Great groups Break; One Small Dog; Summer with Elisa; Neck, NY 11021 Fourth-Grade Fuss; Elisa Michaels, Bigger & Better; The Unsigned Valentine Don't Forget the Bacon!; You'll Soon Grow into Them, Titch; Tidy Titch; 1 Hunter; Happy Librarians, Birthday, Sam; The Very Worst Monster; What For adults, shows a slide presentation. For children, teachers, Game Shall We Play?; My Best Friend; Ten Pat Hutchins London, UK $ does a reading and drawings. children age 5- Red Apples; Which Witch Is Which?; We're 8 Going on a Picnic!; Bumpety Bump!; There's Only One of Me!; Don't Get Lost!; Barn Dance!; The Doorbell Rang Presents "Red Scarf" for middle/high school students. Elementary to Presents "Magical" for elementary school students. Ji Li Jiang Emeryville, CA $ Red Scarf Girl High School For more information, contact: 4 Commodore Dr. #442, Emeryville, CA 94068 Presents an interactive program about poetry and Children, language. Bobbi Katz Port Ewen, NY $$ Teachers, We The People; Trailblazers For more information, contact: 82 Riverview, Port Librarians Ewen, NY 12466 HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 $$ K-8 Joe Sherlock Kid Detective series drawing session. For middle schoolers the presentation includes discussion on the business and process of being a writer. Needs a big white board or big pad of paper and pens. Possibly a mic. Snakes Are Hunters; Let's Go Rock Collecting; Who Eats What?; What's It Like to Be a Fish?; The Best Bug Parade; Sounds All Around; Geraldine's Blanket; An Octopus Is Amazing; Speaks about the writing process using a slide Holly Keller New Haven, CT $$ K-2 Snow Is Falling; You're Aboard Spaceship projector. Earth; Hear Your Heart; Farfallina & Marcel; Grandfather's Dream; Horace; Pearl's New Skates; Help!; Nosy Rosie; Sophie's Window; What a Hat!; 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 $$$ K-6 storytelling segment. Needs a wireless microphone. Town; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Three Little Pigs; If You Made a Million; Paul Bunyan; Pecos Bill; How Much Is a Million?; Jack and the Beanstalk; Challenges students to decide what messge they want to send the world and how. Shares how reading and Rose Kent Niskayuna, NY $ Gr.3-8 Kimchi & Calamari writing help develop that message. Requires a slide projector and microphone. For more information, contact: www.rosekent.com Gentlehands; Night Kites; Deliver Us from a discussion of writing and using books as examples Evie; Slap Your Sides; Someone Like of how to get a plot, a character andhow to start a M. E. Kerr East Hampton, NY $$ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 $$ K-6 Warnock Nora's Ark For more information, contact: 3950 County Road, West Glvoer, VT 05875 HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Gives multi-day writing and illustrating projects as well Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain; as discussions on the writing process using a slide Sarah Klise Berkeley, CA $ Grades 1-8 Trial by Journal projector. Elementary Gives writing workshops and shares writing tips using Letters from Camp; Regarding the Fountain; Kate Klise Norwood, MO $ and Middle a slide projector and microphone Trial by Journal School Describes the process of creating a book using 1-6 and Changs Paper Pony; I Have a Sister -- My Deborah Kogan Ray Wyndmoor, PA $$ original materials and a slide show. teachers 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 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. A Man for All Seasons; A Christmas Carol; Age appropriate discussion of his experiences with the Stephen Krensky Lexington, Ma $$ K-5 The Crimson Comet writing process. Christmas Around the World; Hopscotch Shares tips on writing, reading,and research using an Mary D. Lankford Austin, TX $ 3rd-6th Around the World; Christmas USA; Mazes LCD projector and screen. Around the World Describes childhood in Nazi concentration camps, liberation, and starting a new life. A story like Anne Marion Frank would have told had she survived. Stresses the Lazan Hewlett, NY $ 5-12, adult Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story Blumenthal importance of tolerance and respect, and the need for positive thinking to overcome adversity. Q&A and bk. signing. Reads and talks about how she became a writer and Marie G. Lee Providence, RI $$ 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 $$ any Hill; The Fairy's Return and Other Princess can critique sample of student writing and suggest fun Tales; Writing Magic; For Biddle's Sake; Betsy writing excercises. Who Cried Wolf; Ever; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; Ella Enchanted Presents the process of making a book with visuals Clara and the Bookwagon; Snowshoe Nancy Smiler Levinson Beverly Hills, CA $ 2nd-6th and class participation. Thompson HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Uses audience participation to connect writing to Librarians and My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian; Tackling Elizabeth Levy New York, NY $$ everyday lives in fiction and nonfiction. teachers Dad Gives approaches to writing and illustrating for Ted and 3rd and up, Gorilla Walk; Top to Bottom Down Under; children using Betsy. Talks about how books result Lewin Brooklyn, NY $$-$$$ Betsy 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 $$ K-12 using a slide projector and screen. Eubie Wendy uses both fiction and math in her presentations. She shows how a good story can help Middle School Wendy Lichtman Berkeley, CA $ Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra teach and deepen the understanding of math and Teachers concepts, and also the reverse: how mathematical metaphors can help us understand life. 7th-10th, One Fat Summer; The Brave; The Chief; The Talks about his career. Robert Lipsyte New York, NY $$ groups under Contender; Raiders Night; Yellow Flag; 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 For more information, contact: 74 Mile Creek Rd., Old a Continent; The New Americans; Liberty or Lyme, CT 06371 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 fiction. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 Author Love You As Much... ; The Rainbabies writing process andhow a pic. Book is made 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 $$ Educators Spirit Bear; Tree Girl For more information, contact: 105 W. Main St., Suite 6E, Bozeman, MT 59715 No classrms. Nicholasa Mohr New York, Ny $ Larger grps. El Bronx Remembered Adults Author welcomes the opportunity to speak at your Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos; Let's Eat!/A conference, in-service, campus, school and library Pat Mora Santa Fe, NM $$-$$$ all ages Comer! events. You can also schedule her to offer a writing workshop or retreat. Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc. Donna Jo Napoli Swarthmore, PA $$$ all ages North For more information, contact: 226 Park Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081 Discusses the writing process using audience Preschool, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The Bag I'm participation in acting out stories. Uses a slide Elementary, Shirley Neitzel Grand Rapids, MI $ Taking to Grandma's; We're Making Breakfast projector and overhead projector. teachers, for Mother; Who Will I Be? For more information, contact: 5060 Sequoia SE, library groups 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. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 $$$ teachers, process. Uses transparency projector and screen. Board Book; If You Give a Pig a Party; Mouse conferences Cookies & More; Merry Christmas, Mouse!; Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; The Chicken Sisters Salting the Ocean; 19 Varieties of Gazelle; What Have You Lost?; A Maze Me; Come with Flexible, can do workshops, Q&As, etc. Naomi Shihab Nye San Antonio, TX all ages Me; Is This Forever, or What?; Going Going; For more information, contact: 888-965-7323, I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You OK?; email@example.com Honeybee Big Mouth & Ugly Girl; Freaky Green Eyes; Sexy; After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Contact: Micahel McKenzie and Speakers Worldwide Joyce Carol Oates Princeton, NJ Spread My Wings, and Flew Away; Naughty 800.408.7757 Cherie! Talks about the writing process and issues with Denise Alaska and native culture. Orenstein Washington, DC $$ 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 $$ K-5 Perfect Pet; The Cheese; Bad Boys Get morning with a book signing in the afternoon. Small Cookie!; No Biting, Louise groups only. Author needs a mic and two tables. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia; Bravo, Amelia Bedelia!; Amelia Bedelia Goes Back to School; Amelia Bedelia's Masterpiece; Amelia Bedelia and the He brings Amelia Bedelia to life with wacky wordplay, Herman Parish Princeton, NJ $$ K-6 Cat; Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia; Amelia anecdotes about his Aunt Peggy Parish (who created Bedelia, Rocket Scientist?; Amelia Bedelia, the character) and insights into his own writing. Bookworm; Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia; Amelia Bedelia Under Construction; Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor; Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia Bugs; The Jacket I Wear in the Snow; The Bag Talk & Slides about non-fiction books including Nancy Parker New York, NY $ K-4 I'm Taking to Grandma's; We're Making entomology, history, US Explorers. Slide projector & Winslow Breakfast for Mother; Who Will I Be? large sketch pad needed. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Gives informal readings and discussions. Katherine and Angels and Other Strangers; Blueberries for Paterson Barre, VT $$$ 4th-7th For more information, contact: 32 W. Cobble Hill Rd., John the Queen; Bridge to Terabithia Barre, VT 05641 Gives a musical performance. Needs a microphone Robert and piano. Peck Longwood, FL $ adults Horse Thief Newton For more information, contact: 500 Sweetwater Club circle, Longwood, FL 32779 407-788-3456 Her fun, interactive presentation involves a power point, singing, audience participation, show-and-tell, and lots of feedback from participants. She also read Andrea Davis Pinkney Brooklyn, NY $$-$$$ K-6, teachers Let It Shine, Boycott Blues, Duke Ellington from sections of certain books, depending on the age of participants. She will do 2 presentations in a day, grouped by age/grade. Does puppet shows, discusses the writing process, What's It Like to Be a Fish?; Sounds All and presents non-ficition narrative workshops. Wendy Pfeffer Pennington, NJ $$ 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. School 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. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 www.reederbooks.com. 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 books Enough to Eat; Career Day; 100 School Days; Lizzy Rockwell Nowarlk, CT $ Elementary then discusses the writing process using many props Who Lives in an Alligator Hole; Father's Day; followed by a q&a. Presentation length is 45 minutes. Mother's Day; Presidents' Day 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") 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 $$ Pio Peep! with words. Also describes the writing process. adults Discusses the creative process using a slide projector K-3, adults, and microphone. Karen Lee Schmidt New York, NY $ teachers, Going to the Zoo For more information, contact: 361 W. 22nd St., Apt.2, illustrators New York, NY 10011, 212-675-3086 Author talks about how an illustrator works, shows Hastings on Pat Schories $ K-2, adults Biscuit Series sketches, finished art, and slides of Biscuit and other Hudson, NY books. Sketching and Q&A HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Roni Schotter speaks to children as fellow writers, Hastings-on- emphasizing the power and pleasure of writing. She Roni Schotter $$ 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 $$ K-8 You Made a Million 90% of the time) Math, Science and a Love of Books (for grades 6-12) Stories to Solve; Dance Away; True Lies; More Bainbridge Island, Stories to Solve; Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!; White Discusses the writing process. George Shannon $ K-6 WA Is for Blueberry; Busy in the Garden; Tomorrow's Alphabet Every book paints a picture! Paint... draw... sketch and write! The wild, imaginative, creative process of Amanda Shepherd Phoenix, Arizona $ Pre K-4th Who Loves Me?; Fiona Loves the Night illustrating and making a book. Participate and draw with an illustrator Amanda Shepherd. Storms; The Sun; Wolves; Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids; Big Cats; Saturn; Galaxies; Wild Babies; Uranus; Mountains; Bones; Tornadoes; Weather; Muscles; Icebergs and Glaciers; Crocodiles & Alligators; Gorillas; Wildfires; Lightning; Seymour Simon's Book of Trucks; Destination: Jupiter; Venus; Now You Program: the World of Science Books and Seymour Seymour Simon Great Neck, NY $$$ 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 $$ Leitich librarians Indian Shoes fiction with Author Greg Leitich Smith Storytelling, discuss an author's life, the writing Janet Squires Saugus, CA flexible K-adult The Gingerbread Cowboy process, and the nurturing of reading. Will also conduct writing workshops. HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com Bard of Avon; Cleopatra; Leonardo da Vinci; Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter; The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine; Michelangelo; Bella at Midnight; Good Queen Bess; Joan of Arc; Gives a PowerPoint presentation about her life, book, any except Pre- Roughing It on the Oregon Trail; Goldie and research, and art. Needs a screen, AV cart, and Diane Stanley Santa Fe, NM $$ K and K the Three Bears; Saladin; Peter the Great; The microphone. 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. Suzanne Staples Dalton, PA $$ Any The Green Dog; Shiva's Fire Discusses issues of Muslim life and women. Fisher The Nightmare Room series; Rotten School Talk with participation and Q&A. Contact: Parachute RL Stine series; Dangerous Girls series; Nightmare Press 212.691.1421 and Susan@parachute.com Hour; The Haunting Hour; Beware! Adults and Allan Stratton Toronto, ON Flexible Chanda's Wars www.allanstratton.com young people The Blacker the Berry; A Gathering of Flowers; I Have Heard of a Land; The Gospel Gives writing workshops and speaks for school K-12, College Cinderella; Lies and Other Tall Tales; The Six assemblies, Mother's Day, Af-Amer History month, Joyce Carol Thomas Berkeley, CA $$ Students and Fools; The Skull Talks Back; The Three etc. Staff 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 www.sarahlthomson.com 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 $$ Gr.4-12 Specifics are arranged according to interest of host. Ark; Listen!; The Face in the Mirror; Call ST or email for details. teachers, Talks about historical writing using personal history librarians, Abe Lincoln Remembers; Drummer Boy; Dust and dealing with edgy subjects in kids' books. Ann Turner Williamsburg, MA $$ colleges, for Dinner; Sitting Bull Remembers For more information, contact: 60 Briar Hill Rd., children Williamsburg, MA 01096, 413-268-7639 HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com 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 Maybe groups of all ages. She can also do writing seminars or reading parties. Katie Van Camp Montreal, Quebec Flexible All Ages Harry and Horsie 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! 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 Kwanzaa 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, and Choo!; Guy Time; Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh; Sarah Weeks New York, NY $$ K-7 a discussion on the writing process. Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine; Jumping the Scratch; My Guy; Guy Wire; Up All Night; I'm a Pig; Pip Squeak; Crocodile Smile Gives a description of his career, with a drawing demonstartion. Needs a slide projector, easl/table, A Taste of Blackberries; All the Places to Love; Mike Wimmer Norman, OK $ K-college and microphone. Staying Nine; Train Song For more information, contact: 3905 Nicole Circle, Norman, OK 73032, 405-329-0478 HarperCollins Children's Books Author/Illustrator List for School and Library Visits www.harpercollinschildrens.com My basic program is an interactive assembly. Children form a poetry troupe on the spot and perform poems. Faculty, staff members, and the entire audience also join in with chorale speaking. Then I show a slide program which emphasizes the importance of reading, The Teeny Tiny Ghost; Whooos Haunting the Kay Winters Quakertown, PA $$ K-8 where ideas come from, the making of multiple rough Teeny Tiny Ghost; 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 librarians, stories. Elizabeth Winthrop New York, NY $$ teachers, Shoes For more information, contact: 250 W. 90th St., 6A, professors New York, NY 10024, 212-721-5977 Discusses how mistakes and failures can be stepping Kids 3 and up, Steve Young Chatsworth, CA $ 15 Minutes stones to success. adults 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