In-Person and Virtual Visits
I LOVE visiting schools in-person & virtually! Students and teachers will enjoy my interactive presentation and reading of TASTE YOUR WORDS or CATCHING THOUGHTS tailored to grades K-5. Optional book sale powered by Author Visit Central makes it easy for everyone! I’ll even mail signed bookplates for virtual visits.
See below for presentation & pricing information.
TASTE YOUR WORDS: Teach Kids About Kindness
My 40-minute program centers around teaching kids the palatable power of speaking kind words. I will talk about the journey from the first book I wrote (in the 3rd grade!) to becoming a published author, and I will read my picture book: TASTE YOUR WORDS. We’ll have a flavorfully fun time!
Includes an interactive “Taste Your Words Challenge” with teacher volunteers plus Q&A.
“Bonnie’s program for Taste Your Words is an example of a memorable author visit! Bonnie does a Bean Boozle® challenge based on the flavors of the words in Taste Your Words. The kids LOVED that! And now all of Bonnie’s books have been checked out of our library or placed on hold since then.”– Jennifer Lewis, Media Specialist- Indian Knoll Elementary
“All other books are pushing kids to imagine what the other children feel when a mean word is said- this book uniquely turns the experience inward in a sensory-rich way which totally resonated with my son (FINALLY!). We’ve been using “How did that word taste?” successfully in my household already and we just got the book yesterday.”– Jaclyn Mayfield, Parent
CATCHING THOUGHTS: Teach Kids About Mental Health
What do you do with a troublesome, unwanted thought? In this 40- minute program I will talk about how to approach the thought (sadness, anxiety, OCD etc.) with gentle curiosity and empower young minds to actively choose thoughts bring beauty, joy & calm into their lives.
Includes an interactive drawing activity plus Q&A.
“The concept is simple enough that reading CATCHING THOUGHTS to my 4-year-old helped her with a nightmare, yet so impactful that I reference it to myself when life during COVID feels overwhelming.”– Monica Ackerman. Parent
*NEW! Writing Workshop: The Art of Story Creation
Designed for older grades (4th-5th) and using Bonnie’s books as an example, students explore the writing process (Pre-Writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing & Publishing) and story arc. One group of students will meet with Bonnie for 3 sessions during the day to create their own stories. Optional: Schools can use Student Treasures to publish their books.
For more information about in person AND virtual school visits,
please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org