I have extensive experience working with preschool and elementary students, and have Massachusetts teaching certifications for grades 1-8 science and 8-12 biology. I’m happy to tie in my author talks with your current science curriculum.
For virtual and in-person school visits, STEM programs, and other event requests: email me
I offer paid 30-40 min virtual author talks and 20 min paid interactive story times. I also offer a very limited number of free virtual Q&A sessions. If you are interested in a different program than those listed, just ask! Please fill out this request form.
All About Insects! Utilizing Do Doodlebugs Doodle? in this STEM program students will learn all about insects and what makes them important! After this program (which includes drawing and song), students will be able to use their observation skills to identify insects and what makes them different from other animals. Best for grades PreK-4. 30-40 minutes.
Fiddler Crabs! Have you ever heard of fiddler crabs? Students will learn all about these fascinating creatures in this STEM program. Includes an optional writing or drawing activity inspired by Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle?. Best for grades PreK-4. 30-40 minutes.
Pirate Story Time! Students will get an interactive reading of either Are Pirates Polite? or The Grumpy Pirate, with time for questions at the end! Best for PreK-2. 20 minutes.
Sea Creature Story Time! Students will get an interactive reading of Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter? Amazing Sea Creature Facts, with time for questions at the end! Best for PreK-2. 20 minutes.
FREE Q&A (limited availability): If you are a teacher in a low-income school, and have read one of my books with your class, please email me to set up a free 15 min virtual Q&A with your class! These are usually available on World Read Aloud Day, but I occasionally volunteer at other times or on a case-by-case basis as well. Please fill out this request form.
IN-PERSON AUTHOR VISITS: I will be resuming in-person author visits once the pandemic allows- you may book me now for Fall 2021 or 2022, with a no-risk cancellation policy. Please email me.
Here I am doing a school visit with my co-author, Corinne Demas.
Reading and signing at the Eric Carle Museum: