Lori would love to visit your school or library! Her programs are fun and interactive, and can be customized to meet your needs.
Story Time Rocks!
(Pre-K and libraries)
Based on audience age, we will read at least two of my board books or picture books. I will bring coloring pages or other craft projects which can be completed during the session or afterwards. Typically 30 minutes, including time for Q&A.
How to Build a Picture Book
Put on those hard hats! It's time to build a picture book. In this program, kids will learn how to dig up good ideas, shape them into a story, and turn that story into a book. Enjoy a lively reading of BACKHOE JOE and get a sneak peek at early sketches from the illustrator. Typically 30 minutes, including time for Q&A.
Microbe Madness: Researching & Writing Nonfiction
Get ready to take a closer look at the world around us! In this program, kids will learn the basics of researching and writing engaging nonfiction as well as facts about lenses, microscopes, and microbes. Explore life in the early 1700s and see what it took for Antony van Leeuwenhoek to convince the world of his discovery that invisible organisms exist all around us. Hear select passages from ALL IN A DROP, play a Microbe Madness guessing game, and take a peek through a working microscope. Typically 45 minutes, including time for Q&A.
Two morning or two afternoon sessions, plus book signing: $350
Full day, plus book signing (up to four sessions; typically K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6): $700
Outside Tucson: fees will vary based on travel distance; please contact me for more info
“What an engaging presentation! Lori had the whole group enthralled with her read aloud and interactive discussion. I loved how she explained the process of writing, illustrating, and then publishing a book using visuals to make it “real” for the children! The use of the “NO” button to experience rejection is brilliant! I highly recommend her for an author visit!”
K-6 Gifted Specialist