Writer’s Union Member. English presentations for kindergarten to grade 3, and grades 4-8.
Virtual visits are $150 for a 45-minute presentation.
In-person rates are $350 for one 45-minute presentation, $500 for two presentations,
$750 for three presentations and $1000 for a full day of four presentations. These include tax and travel.
Lana is a picture book author and early childhood educator who specializes in presenting to younger grades.
Lana Button is a children’s author, educator and entertainer who is passionate about supporting, encouraging and entertaining young children. Her books support empathy, self-reliance, resilience and anti-bullying behaviors. They have been shortlisted for several awards, including the Blue Spruce Award and the Shining Willow Award. Her books have been recognized as CCBC’s Best Bets, Bank Street Book, and the IBBY Outstanding Book for Young Children.
Lana will be offering individual pre-recorded presentations for schools.
Virtual Recorded Author Presentation and Q and A (45 minutes) Cost-$200
Lana records your full-length private session, personalized to your classrooms, and provides you with a link that allows you to share the presentation with several small groups within your school for a set period of time. This format allows for small groups to each use the presentation when it fits their timeline. If classes are split up, the sessions can be played more than once. And if schools switch from face to face to virtual, the link can still be played for all students. This format also protects the privacy of each student, whether they are learning in the classroom or at home. Lana will personalize your presentation with a back-and-forth Q and A session where both Lana and the students send questions ahead of time.
Students and staff have the option to order personalized, signed books which will be delivered to your school. Lana will provide an order form.
Willow Series Presentation (45 Minutes)
Recommended for grades K-3
In this 45-minute presentation Lana shares her journey of bringing Willow to life with a literary step-by step lesson on how a picture book is made, told in an engaging, interactive age-appropriate way. Her session includes read-aloud, discussion and activity with the following books:
Willow’s Whispers -discussing empathy, self-esteem and self-reliance
Willow Finds a Way -recognizing bullying behavior and ways to stand up to bullying
Willow’s Smile -recognizing emotions in ourselves and in our peers, as well as facing a challenging task
Rhyming Read-Aloud Presentation (45 minutes)
Recommended for grades K-3
In this 45-minute presentation Lana discusses her writing process for making a rhyming picture book. The students are invited to discover rhyme, rhythm and beat in a rhyming story. Her session includes read-aloud, discussion and activity with the following books:
My Teacher’s Not Here! -identifying rhythm and beat and discussing an ‘unplanned day’
What if Bunny’s Not a Bully? -identifying bullying behaviors
Raj’s Rule (For the Bathroom at School) -discussing resilience and participating in a theme related activity