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Jim Arnosky Author Visit Kit

Birthday
September 1, 1946
Birthplace
New York, New York, United States of America
Current home
South Ryegate, Vermont, United States of America

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Jim Arnosky has written and illustrated nearly 100 books about wildlife and nature for children. He has received numerous honors for his work, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in science illustration. Jim shares with children his fascination with the natural world. He can make the most common squirrel as interesting to children as the menacing alligator. Jim draws pictures as he talks. He plays the guitar as well.

Jim will speak to any size group, although small groups have a better chance of seeing how his drawings take shape. He will give three one-hour presentations. He sings with his guitar, draws a few pictures and talks about his books relating to the wildlife adventures he has had.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Author's Home: South Ryegate, Vermont
Suggested Audience: Grades 1-4
Maximum number of presentations: 2 plus autographing

Honorarium

Honorarium: $1,500 plus accommodations + $.45 per mile

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Biscuit in the Garden

by Alyssa Satin Capucilli , Pat Schories

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

F

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.00

Read and Rise

by Myles C. Pinkney , Sandra L. Pinkney

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Grade Level Equivalents

3.0

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.95

Book! Book! Book!

by Deborah Bruss , Tiphanie Beeke

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

J

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

Greek Myth Plays

by Carol Pugliano

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $11.99

25 Great Grammar Poems With Activities

by Bobbi Katz

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $12.99

Cool Dog, School Dog

by Tim Bowers , Deborah Heiligman

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Guided Reading Level

K

Books | Individual Titles | Big Book
Starting at: $19.95
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2