2017 Summer Reading List

The sun is shining, birds are singing, and summer is almost here. So there’s only one question we’re trying answer: What are we going to read?

We at The Booking Biz are always looking for new books to read and recommend. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the books we’re most excited about this summer. Continue reading “2017 Summer Reading List”

10 Amazing Results of Author Visits

You know the wonderful benefits of having authors at your schools, libraries and events. You’ve seen the smiling faces of both children and adults who are inspired by what they hear. But what about the results?

Here are 10 amazing things that happened because of an author visit by one of our clients. Continue reading “10 Amazing Results of Author Visits”

How to Make the Best Skype Author Visits

For a child (or book lover of any age), nothing beats an in-person meeting with an author or illustrator. Seeing them standing next to you. Being able to ask them questions. Watching them sign your very own copy of their book—personally, just for you.

But in-person visits are not always feasible. That’s when Skype offers the next best thing. Continue reading “How to Make the Best Skype Author Visits”

How to Choose the Best Author or Illustrator for Your Event

Many children’s book authors and illustrators spend a lot of time visiting schools and libraries to teach, inspire and encourage young readers—and even those children who aren’t so enthusiastic about reading. But with so many amazing speakers available, how do you choose? Here are some guidelines: Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Author or Illustrator for Your Event”

10 Tips For Amazing Author Visits

Author visits at schools and libraries are special days for the children in your community. They show students they too can achieve their dreams. Author visits validate the lessons teachers and librarians like you tell to kids who are always skeptical. And author visits bring books and topics to life, like writing, art, science and civil rights.

All the authors and illustrators at The Booking Biz have been vetted by us to give the best presentations at schools and libraries. But what happens before the speaker arrives is also important to the success of an author visit. Here are 10 ways to make sure your next author will be the best.

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5 Ways Author School Visits Benefit You

By Carmen Oliver

I hear over and over how the school visits I’ve been a part of have benefited both students and teachers. They are the bridges that help children connect with books, the world and each other. Children see that reading is cool. It gives them a magic that has the power to carry them to their dreams.

Here are some of the favorite benefits I’ve seen and heard of from some of my favorite people—librarians.

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3 Tips to Write Winning Grant Applications

For our Author Visit Tips series, this month we have a guest post from our client Christina Soontornvat, an author and grant-writing teacher who has raised a large amount of funds through writing winning grant applications. Christina gives us 3 tips that you can use to write grant applications that will win funds for your school or organization.

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21 Ways to Fund Author Visits

“Should you ever be so lucky as to encounter an author in your life, you should shower him or her with gifts and praise.” —Johnathan Auxier, SOPHIE SQUIRE AND THE LAST STORYGUARD

An author visit can make a huge difference in the lives of young readers—and reluctant readers. Presentations complement school curriculums, inspire children in their schoolwork, and can even change the lives of young students by sparking their imaginations and giving them added confidence. Author visits often also validate the lessons by teachers to their students. A win-win for everyone in the classroom.

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