Writer’s Union member. CANSCAIP. SCWBI. Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award 2016. Purple Dragonfly Award winner (multiple awards). Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.
Rates: $250 per session up to 4 sessions per day.
Virtual visits: $200 (one 60 minutes or divided into two 30 minutes) (Zoom or Skype)
Caroline is an enthusiastic presenter who encourages interaction during visits.
Presentations by Grades
Caroline is happy to work with teachers and librarians to develop a need-specific presentation, but here are some examples:
Grades JK-6 (60 minutes)
All presentations include read aloud and author Q & A.
- Asha and Baz Meet Mary Sherman Morgan
When Asha and Baz have a challenge with a paper rocket competition in science class, they use a magic stick they found in the school yard to travel back in time to meet real life rocket scientist Mary Sherman Morgan.
Themes: science and technology, women in science, history, biography, space, STEM, gender equality, early reader chapter book
- Hide and Seek: Wild Animal Groups in North America
Themes: collective nouns, animals, migration of monarch butterfly, North America, finding one’s place, inclusivity, Earth Day, Earth Month, picture book
- Stop Reading This Book
The book judges the reader by their cover. Would you….could you stop reading this book?!
Themes: antagonists, protagonists, conflict, resolution, picture book, diversity, bullying, reading, picture book
- The Adventures of Grandmasaurus
- The Adventures of Grandmasaurus At the Aquarium Rescue Centre
Grandma sneezes herself into different dinosaurs on a field trip to the museum. Role reversal story where the kids know the rules better than Grandmasaurus.
Themes: inter-generational relationships, non-gendered characters, role reversal, literary non-fiction, diversity, facts, role reversal, dinosaurs, picture book
- Boredom Busters
- More Boredom Busters
Let’s dive into busting boredom! Brainstorming on things you can craft using supplies you have around your home or classroom. Great for makerspace and school-vacation activity ideas!
Themes: Screen-free activities, recycle/upcycle, STEM, creativity, boredom busters, activity books
Equipment required: Table. Library or classroom preferred.
Mid-morning start time requested.
Caroline also offers book marketing coaching for authors