IS THE PROGRAM APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES? My books are appropriate for grades 1 to 3 and 3 to 5. Different maker activities will be created for age groups (glowbugs, balloon car racers, catapults, or spinning tops).
WHEN DO YOU PRESENT? At night events and on weekends.
HOW LONG ARE THE PRESENTATIONS? Plan on 45 minutes to an hour, with sufficient time for play and clean up.
HOW LARGE CAN THE GROUPS BE? No maximum, as long as there is enough space for your students to make the activity. You know your kids best, and you know the space you plan to put them in. Large audiences are no problem, but will require assistance during the making portion.
HOW CAN I PURCHASE BOOKS FOR THE VISIT? It’s always best to go with a local store of distributor, but books can also be ordered directly from Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
WHAT ABOUT AUTOGRAPHING? I enjoy signing books and connecting with students personally.
ARE THERE CERTAIN BOOKS THAT WORK BEST WITH YOUNGER STUDENTS? The Makerspace Rookie Star Books series
HOW ABOUT OLDER ONES? The Amazing Makerspace True Books series
"I am super excited to learn about both high tech and low tech ways to promote literature. I feel that over the years, I lost myself and my students with the primary focus always being on research. I want to go back to book talks and making library enjoyable (again). Thank you for your inspiration!" - CARA LAUBER, LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
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"Kristina is an engaging guest speaker who offers rich and varied approaches for participants to take part in and contribute. My graduate students leave the classroom feeling motivated, excited and ready to put their learning into practice in their own classrooms." Dr. Karen Megay-Nespoli, Director of the Literacy and Cognition Graduate Program, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue