Fernandez, Caroline (Toronto, ON)

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Writer’s Union member. CANSCAIP. SCWBI. Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award 2016.

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

  • Stop Reading This Book

The book judges the reader by their cover. Would you….could you stop reading this book?!

Keywords: antagonists, protagonists, conflict, resolution, picture book, diversity, bullying, reading.

  • The Adventures of Grandmasaurus
  • The Adventures of Grandmasaurus At the Aquarium Rescue Centre
  • The Adventures of Grandmasaurus At the Supermarket

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.

Keywords: 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!

Keywords: Screen-free activities, recycle/upcycle, STEM, creativity, boredom busters.

Equipment required: Table. Library or classroom preferred.

Mid-morning start time requested.

Caroline offers writing coaching and consulting for social media – please contact her (below) for rates. 

Contact Caroline for a visit:

    Becker, Helaine (Toronto, ON)

    Toronto. Writers’ Union Member. National Bestseller. 2+time Silver Birch winner. Multi awards. K-8. Please note: Helaine’s rate is $800 + HST for two sessions, $1000 + HST for three and $1250 +HST for four, plus travel from Toronto.

    Helaine is an experienced and passionate presenter – and so funny that she is often told she should be a stand-up comedian. She can do up to four side-splitting and inspirational presentations in the same school or area in a day. As the author of picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, non-fiction and YA novels, she routinely presents to an entire school over the course of a day. She also loves speaking to adult groups and showing off her underwear (her underwear puppet, that is).

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