Writer’s Union member. CANSCAIP. SCWBI. Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award 2016. Purple Dragonfly Award winner.
Rates: $275 for one session, $500 for two, $800 for a full day (max four sessions) + travel expenses outside GTA.
Virtual visits: $150 +HST (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)
Picture book reading + 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Equipment required: Table. Library or classroom preferred.
Mid-morning start time requested.
Caroline also offers book marketing coaching for authors