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Choosing your Presentations

Order books for a visit

Please browse this website to see my books and get a sense of which books would work best for your students. Books listed here are the ones I talk about during my Power Point presentations. 

 

Ordering Information

Books need to be ordered 6 – 8 weeks ahead of my appearance at your school to make sure that they are there for the kids on the day of the visit.

 

The simplest way to order my books is through a local book store. (This is a chance to support your local independent book store!) Often the store will send a representative to help with book sales. Students pay full cover price.

 

You may also order through a wholesaler that carries books from all publishers. There is often a 10 – 20% book discount.

 

Some schools like to order directly from each publisher, which is labor intensive, but books are sold at a 40-50% discount for author appearances. The savings is sometimes passed on to the students and other times, students pay full price for the books and the profit may be used to fund a portion of the author visit.

 

Order information for individual publishers is listed below each set of books. People come and go in these positions, but this list is as up-to-date as I can make it.

I will work with you to plan the best visit possible for your students.

 

If you have a pre-k or a special needs classes, I’m always happy to stop by a read one of my picture books so that they will be included in the school visit.

INSPIRATION!

A brand new show for 4th, 5th and 6th grades. 

INSPIRATION!  

What is it? Where does it come from? And how can you get some?

THE 'I STINK!' SHOW

“Behind the Garbage Bags” shows how Jim and I researched and created our award-winning picture book, I STINK! At the end of the show, I read I STINK! and ask kids to chime in on the Garbage Alphabet. I will also tell about the origins of the other books in our vehicle series, from the strong little tugboat, I’M MIGHTY! to our latest, a rough-and-ready little pickup truck, I’M TOUGH!

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:  

HARPER COLLINS: PICTURE BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BY JIM McMULLAN

Phone: 1-800-242-7737 

THE 'I'M BAD' SHOW

Jim’s work-in-progress for the book jacket is the basis for much of this presentation, featuring cover sketches that never made it onto the cover of a book. Kids seem to enjoy discovering that grown-ups don’t always get things right the first time either.

ORDERING INFORMATION:  

HARPER COLLINS: PICTURE BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BY JIM McMULLAN

Phone: 1-800-242-7737 

THE 'HOW DO YOU TAKE A BATH?' SHOW

This show explores how different animals keep clean. Jumping off from the bathing animals in HOW DO YOU TAKE A BATH? I’ll show critters taking dust baths, elephants washing themselves with water from their trunks, and Oxpeckers, picking pesky bugs off the backs of hippos and cattle.

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:

PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE: Knopf Books for Young Readers: How Do YOU Take a Bath?

Contact School & Library Marketing at 212-414-3708

THE FLUFFY SHOW

This show features FLUFFY, THE CLASSROOM GUINEA PIG and tells how this character was informed by my own childhood guinea pigs, George and ZaaZaa. I encourage kids to write about their own pets and experiences. I finish by asking teachers to select kids to come up and read stories from the screen with me, taking the parts of Fluffy, Kiss, Duke, and Lucky Sue. Readers and listeners alike always seem to enjoy this participation.

 

HOW TO FIND STORIES ABOUT FLUFFY

Sadly, Fluffy books are hard to find these days, but happily Fluffy is featured on a children’s on-line book club, getepic.com. The site is free for educators and has become wildly popular with Fluffy fans.

THE PEARL AND WAGNER SHOW

Meet Pearl, a bossy bunny, and her BFF, Wagner, a mouse with lots of idea, but not so much follow-through. I talk about how these characters and situations were inspired by my own grade-school days, and encourage kids to write about their grade school adventures.

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:

PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE: Dial: THE PEARL AND WAGNER SERIES

Contact School & Library Marketing at 212-414-3708

THE DRAGON SLAYERS' ACADEMY SHOW

This show stars Wiglaf, his quirky pals, and their even quirkier teachers from the DRAGON SLAYERS' ACADEMY. I use this school setting to explore various aspects of writing: where ideas come from, how characters are developed, what makes an exciting story, using sensory language, and humor.

 

At the end of this show, I have a short ‘punny’ presentation featuring the book SCHOOL: ADVENTURES AT HARVEY N. TROUBLE ELEMENTARY.

ORDERING INFORMATION:

PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE: Grosset & Dunlap: THE DRAGON SLAYER ACADEMY SERIES
Contact School & Library Marketing at 212-414-3708

MACMILLAN: Feiwel & Friends: SCHOOL! ADVENTURES AT HARVEY N. TROUBLE ELEMENTARY 
Contact School Marketing at 646-307-5012.

Macmillan offers a 40% discount, returnable, on orders of 16 or more. You will receive an invoice with the books to be paid in 30 days.

THE MYTH-O-MANIA SHOW

This show explores the Greek Myths, slightly twisted by Hades, Ruler of the Underworld and not-all-that-reliable narrator of the MYTH-O-MANIA series. Kids will learn how Zeus really became Ruler of the Universe, how Persephone hitched a ride to the Underworld on the back of Hades' chariot, that Medusa wasn't always a Gorgon with snakes for hair, that Hercules had a bad temper, that Theseus was the world's most forgetful hero, that Helen didn’t start the Trojan War, and that Odysseus was a big liar.

 

ORDERING INFORMATION:

CAPSTONE: MYTH-O-MANIA SERIES

The teacher or librarian organizing your visit can work directly with the Capstone Customer Care team to place your order.  Phone toll-free 800-747-4992 or Email Customerservice@capstonepub.com

 

When placing your order, make sure to remind the Customer Service that this is for an author visit in order receive the 50% discount. Orders should be placed as early as possible, but at a minimum of 2 1⁄2 – 3 weeks before the event. There is no minimum order requirement. Capstone will accept returns of any unused books.

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