Kelly loves to share her books with children and adults. She is available for school, library, and writing conference presentations. All of her programs are fun and interactive, and can be tailored to meet your particular needs.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE 50 MINUTES UNLESS NOTED.
Each session includes a Q&A segment.
Kelly loves to autograph books during her visits. Please note she does not sell her own books at events. Kelly's books can be ordered in advance of her visit from online booksellers, local independents, or directly through her publishers.
Squeak if you love books! Join Kelly in this interactive session that includes silly songs, a visit from Feta the Mouse
puppet, and an extra-cheesy reading of FORTY WINKS: A BEDTIME ADVENTURE.
I AM KIND! WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?
In this motivational session with an anti-bullying message, Kelly talks to students about the power of kindness and
how everyone can be a superhero to someone. This program includes an interactive reading of SUPER MANNY
GASTON AND FRIENDS
Ooh-la-la! Kelly loves dogs! Big dogs. Little dogs. Hot dogs! In this presentation Kelly talks about characters, settings
and story problems as well as some famous dogs from books, movies, television. Program includes a reading of the
award-winning picture book GASTON illustrated by Christian Robinson.
READERS ARE LEADERS!
Students will learn how unique details can transform weary stories into WOW! This star-spangled session includes
a discussion about what makes a great leader and a reading from New York Times bestseller, GRACE FOR PRESIDENT.
9 3/4 NOT-SO-SECRET TIPS TO WRITING GREAT STORIES
Kelly loves to inspire writers of all ages to create stories that SHINE. This program features both practical and
preposterous tips for young authors. Includes a sneak peak of Kelly’s forthcoming book titles.
YES! Kelly is now available for virtual visits and would love to connect with your students using Zoom, Google Meet, or your school's preferred platform.
The fee for each 50-minute session is $400.
The fee for each 30-minute session is $300.
“A TEACHER OF OVER 30 YEARS SAID KELLY'S VISIT WAS THE BEST AUTHRO VISIT SHE HAS EVER SEEN!"
DENISE RADER / 3RD GRADE TEACHER / COUNTRY OAKS ELEMENTARY, MI
“KELLY'S PRESENTATION WAS RIGHT ON TARGET FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL. HER POWERPOINT WAS HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE. SHE USED PROPS THAT ENTERTAINED AND KEPT THE STUDENTS' ATTENTION. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND KELLY TO ANY SCHOOL THAT WANTS AN ENTHUSIASTIC AUTHOR. SHE IS PRACTICAL AND WELL-PREPARED. SHE RELATES TO THE CHILDREN WITH EASE. SHE IS PATIENT AND TAKES TIME TO LISTEN TO THE STUDENTS AND ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS. KELLY'S VISIT TO OUR CLASSES WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR SCHOOL YEAR. "
CHARLOTTE DAMEWOOD / 2ND GRADE TEACHER / RUSH STONG SCHOOL, TN
"YOUR VISIT TO KINGSBURY WAS TRULY "GRAND. " WE NOW NOT ONLY LOVE YOUR BOOKS BUT YOU AS WELL."
JANE SAXON / LIBRARY DIRECTOR / KINGSBURY SCHOOL, MI