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How to Host an Excellent School Visit (Tips for Virtual and In-Person Visits), a guest post by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

How to Host an Excellent School Visit (Tips for Virtual and In-Person Visits), a guest post by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
How to Host an Excellent School Visit (Tips for Virtual and In-Person Visits), a guest post by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

Cover artwork by Ben Mantle

There’s nothing—NOTHING!—that makes a children’s book author feel more like a rock star than visiting schools. Kids literally scream and clap, throwing their hands in the air to ask the crucial questions (“Mrs. Tubb: Team Edward or Team Jacob?”) (Yes, I still get asked that question regularly.) But these high-energy school visits work for one reason: because of the preparation and care that went into organizing and promoting the event.

Because it IS an event! This is an opportunity for children to get excited – not just about reading, but about WRITING! Let’s face it – schools offer many opportunities to encourage reading (as they should!), but is the twin brother of reading given the same attention, Write? This is that chance!