Resource List for Author/Illustrator Visits
For a detailed, comprehensive, and entertaining compendium of resources
and ideas for great author and illustrator visits, read ABCs of
an Author/Illustrator Visit by Sharron McElmeel (Linworth) See ABC-Clio's site at http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147493252.
Autographing Form (school version):
authors or illustrators visit schools/libraries it is often not
possible for each student/attendee to purchase a book -- and yet they
too would like a momento of the day. We recommend that bookmarks or a
similar keepsake of the day be duplicated for each child so the
pleasure of the day is universal for each child, regardless of whether
or not they can afford a book. To facilitate the autographing of the
books while students are engaged in activities in the classroom you
might wish to use an autographing slip and have two selected assistants
help the author during the autographing time. The students can
open books to the title page for the author, and after it is
autographed the book can be sorted into classroom groups. An
autogrpahing slip for use is available on this site
in a pdf file.
If the visit involves a public audience you will want to use this autographing form with address/phone # spaces. Autographing form for libraries and public events (pdf file).
More information about organizing a beneficial and well-planned author
visit are included in the following on-line resources:
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