I enjoy visiting schools and meeting the students, teachers, and staff. Of course, these visits are most rewarding for everybody when the students are well prepared. I am constantly amazed by the imaginative activities that students and teachers come up with in connection with my books. These have ranged from a student performance of rap music inspired by Axle Annie, to students dressed as Cassandra's mother, the plant (Nobody's Mother is in Second Grade) welcoming me, to a blue shoe up high in a tree outside the library window, to a re-enactment of Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, to a school-wide breakfast honoring the district's bus drivers, to an amazing original welcoming song, featuring all my books!

Be assured, having students familiar with my books is the most valuable kind of preparation for all concerned.
And don't forget you can find autographed bookmarks and author illustrations to print out on this site, under Fun Stuff.

A typical school visit:

In advance of the visit:

On the day of the visit, please have ready:

Please contact me for further information.

Quotes from past school visits:

"The best school visit we've had in years!'

"Our kids will always remember Axle Annie and Rush Hotfoot!"