children book authorschildren book authorschildren book authors

Families Online Magazine


Children's Books

home > children-books > children--authors

 
children books club children books club children books club

Open the Door to Reading; Invite an Author to Your School


With the first day of school rapidly approaching, many parents are wondering how to keep kids enthusiastic about reading throughout the school year. Have you thought about hosting an author in your school? Parent groups and teachers may not be aware of this terrific resource. Many children's authors will visit schools and offer workshops, assembly presentations, and more. What better way to become excited about reading and writing than visiting with a real author! Alexis O'Neill, children book author and school visit specialist says that librarians often hears comments from librarians who say, "kids are so charged up that books are being checked out all the time." According to O'Neill, this enthusiasm is the direct result of a face-to-face experience with an author. She says, "Isn't that supposed to be the true fruit of a reading program? -- getting kids to check out books ON THEIR OWN -- not for an assignment, not for points -- but just for the sheer love of reading!"

Children's authors are passionate about books and about kids. O'Neill explains, "Most children's authors enter this business with a mission to make a difference in kids' lives through their stories. Many have had significant previous careers in education and possess great skills and knowledge in making powerful curriculum connections. A children's author is a writing consultant with star appeal. A one day visit can turn lives around." Many authors will create a program to meet the needs of your group or school. Fees vary, but expect to pay an author as you would any educational specialist visiting your school. If you home school, consider getting a group together and share the cost with other parents. Authors will be happy to autograph books, which can be pre-ordered from your local bookseller. In some cases, the bookseller will give your group a discount, or donate a percentage of the cost back to your school.

There are likely children's authors right in your own community who could offer a wonderful program to your students. If you need assistance finding someone for your school or group, contact the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators at www.scbwi.org

children book club
children book club

About Barbara Bietz

Barbara Bietz is a writer from Oak Park, California. Her favorite pastime is reading children's books. Barbara enjoys writing for adults and children. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. Barbara's book, LIKE a MACCABEE . Visit Barbara's website www.BarbaraBietz.com and blog - Talking about great kid's books and sharing ideas about writing for kids. http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/
Listen to an Interivew with Barbara Bietz

LIKE A MACCABEE, Order Now!.

Like A Maccabee - This middle-grade chapter book tells the story of Ben, a 10-year-old boy who is gearing up for a championship soccer game while adjusting to the changes in his family that have occurred since his grandfather moved in. Ben faces challenges at school, including the bully from the opposing soccer team, and frustrations at home.

About Barbara Bietz

Barbara is a writer from Oak Park, California. Her favorite pastime is reading children's books. She enjoys writing for adults and children. Her work has appeared in numerous publications. Visit Barbara's website at www.BarbaraBietz.com and blog - Talking about great kid's books and sharing ideas about writing for kids. http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/
Listen to an Interivew with Barbara Bietz

Some of the books reviewed have been provided by the author or publisher in order to present the most accurate information possible.


Children's Book Reviews


Story Time Books for All Ages

Books that Help and Heal

Book and Movie

Springtime Books

Summertime Books

Starting School

Children's Books 2005 Awards

4th of July Independence Day Reading

Halloween Books  
children book club
child book club

Publisher

About Us     Contact Us    Advertise with us    Sitemap English    Sitemap Español      Sitemap Français     

Copyright © 2003 - 2014, Families Online Magazine a division of Smarter Changes, LLC