Stephanie Calmenson Author Visit Kit
Stephanie Calmenson, a former early childhood teacher and children's book editor, is the author of more than one hundred books for children. She has written multiple concept books, including Dinner at the Panda Palace and It Begins With an A. She also reworks familiar stories in books such as The Principal's New Clothes. Stephanie is known for her highly-acclaimed books about dogs, which star her own dogs, Rosie and Harry. Smithsonian called Rosie: A Visiting Dog's Story "one of the outstanding nonfiction titles of the year." May I Pet Your Dog?, which features Harry as the narrator, was a Horn Book Fanfare selection and ALA Notable Children's Video.
More information about Stephanie can be found at her website.
Stephanie's program, "A Day in the Life of a Children's Book Writer," is a funny and informative PowerPoint presentation that explores the making of a book from idea to publication. Her presentations can be adapted to any age group, with topics such as "Choices and Challenges in Writing"; "What If: Letting Your Imagination Lead the Way"; and "Dogs and More Dogs: Writing Nonfiction." Stephanie talks about revision, rejection, and working with others: artists, co-authors, and editors. Stephanie also shares a visit with a publisher and reads selections from her work.
Suggested Audience: Pre-K through adult
Maximum Number of Presentations: Three
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