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Author and Illustrator Visits

Page history last edited by Terry Doherty 11 years, 5 months ago
Children's book authors and illustrators often visit schools, libraries, companies, professional groups, and community organizations. Some only travel locally, others fill fly around the world. Through these website directories you can connect with authors and work with them directly to arrange tours.
 
Not sure how to pronounce their name? Visit the Author Name Pronunciation Guide at TeachingBooks.
 
If you are looking for info to contact authors of Young Adult literature, you'll want to visit the YA Authors by State Wiki, sponsored by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). Scroll down to read their tips for planning and hosting an author visit.
 

SCHOOL VISITS

 
Author Kim Norman hosts Author School Visits by State on her blog. The directory has 600 authors who visit schools in the United States and Canada.
 
Author CONEX is the speaker's bureau for the Mom's Choice Awards.  The directory is organized by state and  includes authors, illustrators, or performing artists.
 
Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools website. Authors and illustrators contribute to this directory, which offers detailed information about school programs, books, and subject areas.
 

VIRTUAL TOURS

 
Visit Adlit.org - Meet the Author to watch author videos. You can view them with students, or on your own for background or book-talking a title. 
 
Balkin Buddies offers a list of the authors and artists available for online chats. These are the creators whom the company represents.
 

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