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Visit Kit

Mike Thaler Author Visit Kit

Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Current home
Canby, Oregon, United States of America


PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

A firm believer that story writing and riddle making are useful tools for stimulating creative use and awareness of language, award-winning author and illustrator Mike Thaler, known nationally as America's "Riddle King," travels the nation leading teachers and students into the realm of imagination. Mike shares his favorite motto with the people he meets: "The most powerful nation in the world is imagination."

To find out more information about Mike Thaler and his author visits, you can go to his website or write to him at the following address:

Mike Thaler
PO Box 408
West Linn, OR

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Grades K–6
Maximum of two large-group assemblies per day

A typical school program with Mike includes two large group presentations to grades 1–2 and 3–6, a reading to a small group of kindergarteners, and an activity of choice, such as a Q&A session, a hands-on art class, an autographing session, or class pictures with Mike.


For rates and fees, please fill out our Request a Visit form and the Author Visits Manager will respond shortly.

Ordering Books

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

Susan Cheyney

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