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Let's talk books!
The wonder of insects. The excitement of lucha libre. Spidergoats. And what it means to put your heart into your story (by revising, revising, and more revising!) All these topics are covered in my school presentations. If you want to get your students excited about both nonfiction and fiction, and better prepare them to write stories of their own, then let's schedule a visit for your school!
Picture Books: Mustache Baby and More (Kindergarten-Grade 5)
Students will learn how picture books like MUSTACHE BABY are made, hear stranger-than-fiction facts from my non-fiction books, including I, FLY: THE BUZZ ABOUT FLIES AND HOW AWESOME THEY ARE and STRONGER THAN STEEL: SPIDER SILK DNA AND THE QUEST FOR BETTER BULLETPROOF VESTS, SUTURES, AND PARACHUTE ROPE. Students will also be encouraged to see the stories in their own lives, and to put their hearts into their writing through the hard work of revising. Finally, we'll read MUSTACHE BABY, adding fan-stache-stic sound effects! Students will leave inspired to read and write - both fiction and non-fiction!
Nonfiction: Stronger than Steel and Stranger than Fiction (Grades 4-8)
Ants falling from the edge of outer space without getting hurt. Goats infected with spider DNA so that they can produce spider silk. Old murder cases solved by modern forensic science. And birds that paint and decorate their homes. All these stranger than fiction subjects will be covered in this presentation. In the process, students will learn how a nonfiction book is made, including the research involved. Books covered include I, FLY: THE BUZZ ABOUT FLIES AND HOW AWESOME THEY ARE; STRONGER THAN STEEL: SPIDER SILK DNA AND THE QUEST FOR BETTER BULLETPROOF VESTS, SUTURES, AND PARACHUTE ROPE; BLOOD, BULLETS, AND BONES: THE STORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE FROM SHERLOCK HOLMES TO DNA (2016), BIRDS: JUST LIKE US, and ANTS: JUST LIKE US (2017). If you want to get students excited about reading and writing nonfiction, this is the presentation for you!
New for 2016-17! Murder, She Wrote (Grades 5-12)
(As of the 2017-2018 School Year)
Within One Hour of Kansas City:
full day (four presentations, which can be shared by multiple schools): $1,000 single presentation: $500
Outside of Kansas City:
$500 per presentation, including travel. At least four presentations must be booked each day, except for the last day, which can have fewer than that. This option allows multiple schools to know the all-inclusive price from the beginning. Each presentation can be at a different school or library, as long as the drive time is feasible.
$1,200 per day for a full day. Additional travel expenses will apply. This includes 4 author talks, an optional lunch with students, and time for book signing. Schools can share a day, if they are within close driving distance.
Hour-long Mustache Baby parties are $500 and include a brief slideshow, make-your-own-mustache craft, and Pin the Mustache on the Mustache Baby game. Outside the Kansas City area, travel expenses will apply.
For more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you soon!