#ThrowbackThursday @barbaraoconnor on #AuthorVisits #kidlit

Award-Winning Author Barbara O’Connor on the Importance of Author Visits What is your favorite thing about school visits? I adore kids. School visits are a great way to get me out into the real world of kids. Why do you think author/illustrator visits are important? I think it’s important for kids to see that authors are just… Read More #ThrowbackThursday @barbaraoconnor on #AuthorVisits #kidlit

@KirbyLarson @tgaletti #ThrowbackThursday #ThursdayThoughts #NationalHighFiveDay

Happy Thursday! On National High Five Day, we wanted to share a story about the impact author visits can have. Back in February, Kirby Larson was able to visit with students in Hong Kong via Skype. It took some planning, but what a great visit. Special thanks to Ms. Tanja for her help coordinating the… Read More @KirbyLarson @tgaletti #ThrowbackThursday #ThursdayThoughts #NationalHighFiveDay

#MondayMotivation @truditrueit on #SchoolVisits #KidLit #AmReading

How have school visits changed in the last 10-years? For me, school visits are, and always have been, the coolest perk of being a writer. When I started doing them, about 12 years ago, most schools were interested in hosting me to talk about fiction (I write both fiction and nonfiction for children). Over the… Read More #MondayMotivation @truditrueit on #SchoolVisits #KidLit #AmReading