My books cover many topics, nonfiction and fiction. I can speak about:
—BEAUTY AND THE BEAK, about the bald eagle who received a 3D-printed prosthetic beak, and my other animal books like JIMMY THE JOEY about a baby koala's rescue, and INTO THE A, B, SEA: AN OCEAN ALPHABET
—STEM, 3D printing, and the connection between science, technology, engineering and literacy (including NGSS)
—Environmental conservation/bald eagles/koalas/ocean science/wildlife rescue/animal adaptations
—From brainstorm to book: ideas/research/strong words/rhyme and rhythm/collaboration/the work of a writer/perspective
—My funny school stories like THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN and THE SPELLING BEE BEFORE RECESS
—CHARLOTTE'S WEB and the power of words
My presentations are fun, content-rich, interactive—everyone gets to ask lots of questions—and highly engaging for both children and adults. I always bring 3D-printed, life-size replicas of Beauty's beak. I tailor every presentation to your school, grade/s or organization. My honorarium is based on audience size and presentation length. Book purchases and discounts can be arranged. I speak at conferences, schools, libraries and events coast to coast, for all ages and grades. E-mail me via the contact form and let me know what kind of program you would like!
I have presented about BEAUTY AND THE BEAK at the National Science Teachers Association, New England Library Association, California School Library Association, and Mt. Diablo Audubon Chapter
School and Library Author Visits
Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, Walnut Creek,CA/Glenallan Elementary, Silver Spring, MD/Charles H. Bullock Elementary School, Montclair, NJ/Buzz Aldrin Middle School, Montclair, NJ/Steward Elementary School, Topsfield, MA/Winthrop Elementary School, South Hamilton, MA/Riverside Elementary School, Danvers, MA/Hamilton-Wenham Library, South Hamilton, MA/Holten-Richmond Middle School, Danvers, MA/Lane Elementary School, Bedford, MA/Roger Rowe Elementary School, Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Lafayette Elementary School, Lafayette, CA/Robert Down School, Pacific Grove, CA/Carmel River School, CA/Ygnacio Valley Library, Walnut Creek, CA/St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, CA/Dorris-Eaton School, San Ramon, CA/Walnut Creek Library, Walnut Creek, CA/Contra Costa Jewish Day School, Lafayette, CA/Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA/Marshall Road Elementary School, Vienna, VA/Walnut Heights Elementary, Walnut Creek, CA/Parkmead Elementary, Walnut Creek, CA
My BEAUTY coauthor, Jane Veltkamp, does author visits and live raptor programs in Idaho and nearby states.