SCHOOL PROGRAMS

I MET AN AUTHOR TODAY! (Preschool--Kindergarten)

Half-hour program that includes songs, hand-plays, reading of three or more books with coordinating activities.


A VISIT WITH THE AUTHOR (Grades K-2)

This forty minute program introduces kids to several aspects of the writing life.  They will learn what three things every story in the world needs. With the help of Roary, a fuzzy blue monster puppet, they will experience what a writer keeps in her invisible toolbox. And they will find out, through Lisa’s puppet friend Ol’ Bear, why she likes being an author. Program includes the reading of at least two books.


MAMMOTHS AND DINOS AND RESEARCH, OH MY! (Grades 2 and up)

In this 50 minute presentation, Lisa shares her passion for woolly mammoths and the research involved in writing her non-fiction title, Mammoths On The Move. This two-part program also shows how research can also be necessary when writing fiction, as Lisa shares her popular title, Dino-Hockey. Q and A included when time allows.


FACT OR FICTION: RESEARCH IS YOUR FUZZY FRIEND (Grade 3 to 6)

Using stories from her own experience and poems from her own books, children’s author, Lisa Wheeler, hopes to take the fear out of research. “It’s important for writing not just non-fiction but also fiction. Kids are surprised by that.” Just for fun, students get to play ‘Fact or Fiction’, where they’ll be introduced to strange (but true?) animal stories. This one hour program includes Q & A time at the end.



FAQS ABOUT SCHOOL VISITS

Will Lisa travel for school visits?

Yes. Lisa loves visiting kids all over the country. If booking for more than one day/one school in the same area/school district, discounts are available. School pays for flight, lodging and meals as well as author fees.


Does Lisa sell books?

No. But I do include information on ordering books for school visits in my contract packet. When incorporating an author visit as part of your school literacy program, it just makes sense to encourage and foster a love of reading and books. A great way to do this is by continuing the excitement by giving kids an opportunity to take home a signed book of their very own.


Does Lisa give discounts?

  1. IN MICHIGAN:

  2. Discounts are offered when the school is close enough to my home that I do not need a hotel. Also, beginning Fall 2019, I will also consider Michigan discounts to schools who host a book sale.


  3. OUT-OF-STATE:

  4. I use a tiered discount scale.

  5. If I have to fly for one day/one school, then my full fee is charged.

  6. If you offer two days/two school, I can lower my rate.

  7. There is a bigger discount for three or more days/schools in a district/area.

  8. Please contact me at Lisa@LisaWheelerBooks.com for details.


What about lunches?

Lisa eats light while traveling. A great lunch is either a grilled chicken salad or wrap (with dressing on the side!). Plus coffee. Lisa loves coffee!


Also, while I do not mind eating with teachers, I prefer not to lunch with students as I need a little down time between presentations. If your school usually includes an author lunch with kids as part of your program, that is fine, but please set aside a separate time that I can eat alone.


 


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you are interested in booking an event: Lisa@LisaWheelerBooks.com

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