Author Visits

Virtual School Visit - New for 2020/2021 School Year!

More economical and flexible than an in-person school visit,

you may customize it to fit your school's size by adding Q&A sessions to provide students with a more personal author experience.

Virtual School Visit Package fee is $250 and includes: 

 

-- a prerecorded 30-minute presentation (personalized to include your school's name and photo) which teachers may show classes at their convenience prior to their live, virtual Q&A session. Presentation shares Suzanne's journey to become an author, details about her engineering career prior to becoming an author,

the inside scoop on what illustrators do, how her book Astronaut Annie soared to the ISS and was read by an astronaut, plus a short Apollo quiz.

-- two live Q&A sessions (20-25 minutes each) via the platform of your choice (Skype, Zoom, etc.) where Suzanne will show how a book is made, do a fun science experiment, and answer all student questions. For K/1st grade, author will also read a book.

-- links to more video resources by the author such as "How a Book is Made", book readings, and video of astronaut Anne McClain reading Astronaut Annie

For a more personalized visit, schools may schedule additional Q&A sessions for $50 each. 

Schools in a 30-mile radius of Libertyville IL also have the option to purchase autographed books.

In-Person School Visit (not available at this time): 

Suzanne has visited hundreds of elementary schools.

She presents up to four 45-minutes sessions per day.

During this visit she shares ...

 

- how she became an author

- an Apollo quiz with fascinating details from her books

- how her book Astronaut Annie soared to the Space Station

- an *amazing* science experiment

- how a book is made (including research & edits)

- a behind-the-scenes video of what authors really do

- and answers to all student questions (Yes, all of them!)

Use the form below to reserve your author visit date or ask questions.

Or email Suzanne at slade357-visit (at) yahoo.com 

Notes From Teachers & Students

 Book posters by students at Lester School 

 

“We had a faculty meeting this morning and I can't even begin to express how impressed our principal was with your event! The kids and teacher are still talking about it. You've truly encouraged so many children in so many ways!

Tiffany Maronpot,

3rd grade teacher, Stroudsburg Elem.

Prairie Crossing's awesome Thank Yous 

Jill Berry,

Media Center Director, Elm School

“I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your author Skype session. You did a wonderful job connecting with the students and sharing your writing process. I especially appreciate your encouragement to the students to not give up and keep practicing their writing.

 

This was truly the highlight of our school year!”

 Wonderful letters from Mrs. Groncki's 3rd grade at Kildeer Elementary 

 

 Cards from Mr. Pepitone's Class, Mount Prospect Elementary, NH

Lecia Avey, 

RJ Elementary, Metlakatla Alaska

“Thank you so much for coming. It was a fabulous day for all of us. You did a wonderful job of combining your story, how to research, how books are made, and lots of humor that kept the kids enjoying your presentation.”

Out and About

 Colorful "Thank You" note from Adler School 

 

Reading to 300 children, Read Across America Day, 

Navy Pier, Chicago

 

Illinois Young Authors' Conference

 

Presenting COUNTDOWN at the National Book Festival, Washington DC

 

The awesome Anderson's Bookshop

 

Politics and Prose Bookstore 

warmly welcomes COUNTDOWN

A COMPUTER CALLED KATHERINE

  interview on ABC's Windy City Live 

Group photo during a Skype visit 

Tara,

3rd Grade Teacher, Belle Aire School

“Thank you so much for the extremely engaging presentation! 

You were hands-down the best author visit we have ever had!  

       Thanks for inviting me!

        Adler Elementary School

        Alta Vista Montessori

        Apollo School

        Ascension Elementary

        Aspen Elementary School

        Banting Elementary School

        Barbara's Bookstore

        Barnes & Noble, Vernon Hills

        Belle Aire School

        Betsy Ross Elementary

        Brilliant Sky Toys & Books

        Butterfield School

        Canterbury Elementary

        Cherokee Elementary

        Chicago Children's Museum

        Christa McAuliffe Elementary

        Clearview Elementary

        Collins Elementary

        Compass Point Homeschool

        Cook Memorial Library

        Copeland Manor School

        Cottonwood Creek Elementary

        Country Meadows School

        Country Trails School

        Countryside Elementary

        Crocodile Pie Bookstore

        Cross Lutheran School

        Eaton Elementary

        Eccles Elementary

        Edison School

        Elm School

        Euclid Elementary

        Everett Elementary

        Fernback Science Center

        Fields School

        Ford Elementary

        Fremont Library

        Fremont School

        Glacier Ridge Elementary

        Glen Flora Elementary

        Glen Grove School

        Glendale Primary School

        Goodrich Elementary

        Greenbrier Elementary

        Harrison School

        Hickory Point Elementary

        Highland Middle School

        Highland Park Library

        Hillcrest Elementary

        Hodgkins School

        Hoffman School

        Holly Springs Elementary

        Hope Institute

        Illinois Reading Council

        Illinois Young Author's Conf.

        Indian Knoll Elementary

        IRA Conference

        ISLMA Conference

        Ivy Hall School

        James C. Bush Elementary

        Jefferson School

        Johnsburg School

        Johnson Elementary

        Kildeer Elementary

        Kinder Korner Preschool

        The King's Academy

        Lake Forest Country Day

        Libertyville Homeschool 

        Landmark Elementary

        Lester Elementary

        Lily Lake Elementary

        Little River Elementary

        Longfellow Elementary

        Mackeben Elementary

        Madison Elementary

        McHenry Library

        Meadowview Elementary

        Model School

        Mt. Prospect Elementary

        NSTA Conference

        National Book Festival

        NEA Read Across America 

        Oak Grove Elementary

        Parkside Elementary 

        Pierce Downer Elementary

        Prairie Crossing Elementary

        Politics & Prose Bookstore

        RJ Elementary

        Rockland School

        Royston Elementary

        Sheridan School

        Spring Meadows

        St. Gabriel School

        St. John’s Lutheran School

        Stephens Intermediate School

        Sycamore Elementary

        West Elementary

        Westgate School

        Westbrook Elementary

        Westfield School

        Woodbridge Library

        Woodview School

        Zion Benton Library

        

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