SCHEDULE AN AUTHOR VISIT STORYTIME
Welcome to my Author Visit Storytime, a fun and interactive (and imaginative!) event. My one-hour storytime includes a reading of my new book Little Ant & the Ice Cream Mystery, followed by several Little Ant games to help bring the story to life. After my book reading, the children will receive a Little Ant coloring page, along with their pre-ordered, signed books (Class Visit Storytime), or parents can purchase a signed book at that time (Library Storytime). The standard fee for a one-hour storytime is $200. Other packages are available. Please contact me to discuss your special storytime event.
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION:
Below is a list of possible storytime games. These games are selected based on the size and set-up of the room, the number of children in attendance, their age range, and the book that I am reading during my storytime. I am always adding and adapting games, so check back often to see what's new!
I-Spy/Scavenger Hunt: Students are invited to find little ants and other fun objects in a paper garden.
Make a New Adventure: The children must add different story elements to a background board—to create a new adventure for the little ant.
Act Like the Little Ant: This is a crowd favorite. Students have a chance to get up and move their bodies like they have ants in their pants!
What's Missing?: Several objects are placed on a table, and when one is taken away, the class must guess what's missing.
Guess that Sound: Children must use their listening ears to guess the different sounds they hear.
Little Ant Game Show: Students are tested on their general knowledge of the world around them.
Follow the Clues: The group must follow different clues to see which character will reach the ice cream first.
Class Visit Info:
My Class Visit Storytime is roughly an hour long, and works best for children ages 4-6. Also, the ideal group would be a maximum of 30 children. About 2 weeks before the reading, I would drop off pre-order book forms and ask to see the room. I would also ask that you hold onto whatever orders come in. About a week later, I would collect those orders. On the day of the reading, I'd come in early to set up some games. This may require the use of Fun-Tak on the wall. I would then read my new book and play a bunch of Little Ant games with the children. I would hand over the pre-ordered books to the teacher, as well as a coloring page for the class to enjoy.
Library Visit Info:
My Library Visit Storytime is similar to the above. It is roughly an hour long. On the day of the reading, I would come in early to set up some games. This may require the use of Fun-Tak on the wall. I would then read my new book and play a bunch of Little Ant games with the children. After my reading, the parents would have a chance to purchase a signed copy of any one of my Little Ant books, while the children work on their coloring pages.
* Please note—at this time, I am only hosting storytimes in the Northern NJ area. I am located in Nutley, NJ, so any schools or libraries in the local area would be wonderful!