prefers to present to one class at a time -- her presentation is
truly interactive,and this way, all the students can participate. She can present all day, with a short break for
A typical classroom visit lasts for between forty-five
minutes and an hour. Libby can visit up to five classrooms in a
day -- if more classes would like to see her, she can return the
following morning at no charge.
planning the day, please allow at least 5 minutes of unscheduled
time between presentations and 45 minutes for Libby to eat lunch.
Some schools plan a group lunch with librarians and teachers; others
do not. It's up to you. If there is any unscheduled time during
the day, Libby can use it to sign books.
PREPARING FOR A VISIT
When classroom teachers have
read the book, their enthusiasm excites the students -- and makes
Libby feel welcome, too. If the entire class has read the book,
the students are usually very excited to meet the author and find
out what really happened! Comments and questions from students and
teachers are stimulating for everyone in the room.Some
teachers like to join in the discussion part of the visit, or guide
it; some do not. How this is handled depends on the teacher.
For many students -- and teachers, too! -- having a signed
copy of the book is part of the excitement and a lasting memory of
the visit. If you would like to have Libby sign copies of Blow
Out the Moon, you'll
need to order these copies in advance. Schools can order books directly from Little, Brown at a 40% discount:
the phone number and other details are on the order page. The school can either keep this discount or pass it on to
the students. Any copies the school orders but does not sell are
fully returnable to the publisher.Libby
always bring cards or bookmarks or pictures, so that everyone will
receive something signed and (if some students are buying books
and others are not) no one is left out.
Libby can sign books and the cards she brings in the
classroom at the end of the visit or (if the visit are planned back
to back) during unscheduled time or at the end of the schoolday.
NEWSPAPER. If your school would like to do an article about Libby's
visit, she can supply photographs and any other material the student
reporters need, either before or after the visit. Students can interview
her by telephone or (if your schedule permits it) on the day of
Libby will need a signed letter confirming the date and
fee in advance. Please also explain in advance how your school handles
payment and give Libby the signed paperwork either in advance or
at the end of the visit.
Click here for a sample presentation and visit
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Click here for phone numbers and other details
or call 617 901 7516