Ann McGovern Author Visit Kit
Ann McGovern doesn't need introduction. Among the 55 books she's written are Stone Soup, Shark Lady, and many books in the If You Lived history series she created. Her website includes a school visit video, underwater video and plenty of photos and stories. www.annmcgovern.com
Suggested Audience: Grades K – 8 ; Teachers & Librarians
The oohs and ahs from students and adults come from her amazing power point presentation. Children see her cuddling with koalas in Australia, scuba diving with sharks, talking to penguins in Antarctica, searching for tigers on elephant-back in India and much more. Adventures in seven continents inspire her books, and her love of reading and writing inspire children. Ann is exceptional for school visits because her many books cover all grade levels. She makes special interactive visits to kindergarten kids where Ann reads and the children chime in.
Her two hour-long assembly presentations are geared directly to the interests of grades 1-3 and 4-6. Her books include folk tales, stories, biographies, adventure, history, animals and more. After her main presentations, she makes up to six short visits for Q&A. She shows how to develop ideas and characters and clearly explains the writing and publishing process. She's in the schools all day.
Conferences & Festivals:
Ann frequently speaks to adult groups of educators at state and national conferences and festivals and enjoys giving keynote addresses as well as breakout sessions and panel discussion groups.
AV Tech Needs:
A PC or Mac computer, a projector, ideally a remote control, and a screen – and usually a microphone.
$1000-$1200 plus expenses -- Negotiable for 1-day visits near New York City
Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting the Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
IF YOU LIVED 100 YEARS AGO (PB)
IF YOU LIVED IN COLONIAL TIMES
IF YOU LIVED WITH THE SIOUX INDIANS
IF YOU SAILED ON THE MAYFLOWER
PILGRIMS FIRST THANKSGIVING
STONE SOUP (PB)