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  • Authors for Earth Day | Alyssa Capucilli
    Me Biscuit in the Garden Biscuit s Earth Day Celebration My First Soccer Game Katy Duck Goes to Work website www alyssacapucilli com email acapucilli gmail com Alyssa Satin Capucilli award winning author Hudson NY USA SCHOOL VISITS K 5 School Visits We all have stories to tell stories to share we all read stories that have touched us and moved us As an author there is no greater joy than visiting a school where a young child has used one of my books as a springboard to create their own story illustration or original work What is it like being an author How do images experience and ideas weave their way into books How is a book published anyway These questions and more are discussed through a highly visual and interactive program that incorporates an informal slide presentation puppetry and storytelling With oversized prototypes of books I am able to offer much opportunity for the children to interact with me and to experience the joy of brainstorming A lively question and answer period is encouraged and appreciated Year s of participation 2014 2015 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2015 at WEST NYACK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in West Nyack NY USA ALYSSA GIVES BACK AT WEST NYACK What a wonderful Earth Day Celebration I had with the kindergarteners After a lovely morning of reading together lots of woof woof ing with Biscuit and Tra la la ing with Katy Duck it was time to vote The amazing teachers and students did an awesome job of researching all of the nominees And much to my complete surprise we had a bona fide tie While one class trumpeted their love for The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee the other class made a rousing splash to support the The Safina Center formerly Blue Ocean Institute

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Deborah Heiligman
    Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word additional titles From Caterpillar to Butterfly Fun Dog Sun Dog Snow Dog Go Dog Intentions Celebrate Hanukkah Celebrate Christmas Celebrate Halloween website www deborahheiligman com email deborah deborahheiligman com Deborah Heiligman award winning author New York NY USA SCHOOL VISITS K 12 I do three presentations grouped by ages I show slides and talk about how I write and research my books both fiction and nonfiction I happily modify my program to the different age groups and to the school s needs Very often we talk a lot about research and the differences and similarities of fiction and nonfiction We also talk about dogs and laugh a lot Year s of participation 2015 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2015 at BUCKINGHAM FRIENDS SCHOOL Lahaska PA USA DEBORAH GIVES BACK AT BUCKINGHAM I had a great visit at my boys old school Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska PA The students voted on my choices and there was an almost tie We did a run off and the winner was Rainforest Trust

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Terri Farley
    Authors and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word additional titles Mustang Moon Dark Sunshine website www terrifarley com email farleyterri aol com video How the Phantom Stallion series was born Terri Farley award winning author Verdi NV SCHOOL VISITS 4 12 My reading and writing workshops for all ages range from MUSE ON THE RUN and THE IDEA FACTORY to WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MUSTANG true science history and current events based on Wild at Heart Mustangs and the Young People Fighting to Save Them Wondering if I ll fit in with your crowd I ve taught high school in downtown Los Angeles spoken in rodeo arenas school gyms and hotel ballrooms I ll be happy to talk with you and brainstorm schemes for whatever you want to accomplish Year s of participation 2015 A4ED school visit photos blurbs 2015 at MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI SCHOOL Reno NV USA TERRI GIVES BACK AT MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTESSORI The students of Mountain View combined

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Available Authors
    Count Albert Whitman Co www alisonashleyformento com Joan Marie Galat Edmondton AB Canada moondotmedia joangalat com Authored titles include Dr Bufflehead series Scholastic Canada Dot to Dot in the Sky series Whitecap Books The Discovery of Longitude Pelican Publishing Company www joangalat com Barbara Gowan Cave Creek AZ bgowan54 cox net Authored titles include G is for Grand Canyon An Arizona Alphabet Sleeping Bear Press Desert Digits An Arizona Number Book Sleeping Bear Press www barbaragowan com Mike Graf Chico CA a4ed guest blogger mjgraf aol com Authored titles include Adventures with the Parkers series Falcon Guides My Yosemite Yosemite Conservancy Storm American Educational Publishing www mikegrafauthor com Dan Gutman Haddonfield NJ a4ed guest blogger dangut comcast net Authored titles include My Weird School Daze series HarperCollins Roberto Me baseball card adventure series HarperCollins The Talent Show Simon Schuster www dangutman com already booked for 2016 Bruce Hale Santa Barbara CA a4ed guest blogger writerguy brucehale com Authored titles include Chet Gecko series Harcourt Underwhere series HarperCollins Snoring Beauty Harcourt www brucehale com Matthew Henry Hall Flagstaff AZ a4ed guest blogger contact matthewhenryhall com Authored titles include Phoebe Chub Rising Moon Northland Publishing www matthewhenryhall com Deborah Heiligman New York NY a4ed guest blogger deborah deborahheiligman com Authored titles include Charles and Emma The Darwins Leap of Faith Henry Holt The Boy Who Loved Math The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos Roaring Brook Intentions Knopf www deborahheiligman com Leslie Helakoski Holly MI a4ed guest blogger leslie helakoskibooks com Authored Illustrated titles include Fair Cow Marshall Cavendish Authored titles include Big Chickens series Dutton Woolbur Harper Collins www helakoskibooks com Edith M Hemingway Frederick MD edie ediehemingway com Authored titles include Road to Tater Hill Delacorte Press Yearling Broken Drum White Mane Publishing Rebel Hart White Mane Publishing www ediehemingway com Leeza Hernandez Fanwood Scotch Plains NJ leeza leezaworks com Illustrated titles include Eat Your Math Homework Charlesbridge Bored Bella Learns About Fiction and Nonfiction Picture Window Books Capstone Twin Formation Golden Ram Press www leezaworks com Amalia Hoffman Larchmont NY amalia amaliahoffman com Authored Illustrated titles include Purim Goodies Gefen Publishing House The Klezmer Bunch Gefen Publishing House Illustrated title Friday Night with the Pope Author Jacque J M Shore Gefen Publishing House www amaliahoffman com Polly Holyoke Plano TX neptuneproject1 aol com Authored titles include The Neptune Project Disney Hyperion www pollyholyoke com Susan Hood Southport CT susan susanhoodbooks com Authored titles include Spike The Mixed Up Monster Simon Schuster The Tooth Mouse Kids Can Press Just Say Boo HarperCollins www susanhoodbooks com Molly Idle Phoenix AZ a4ed guest blogger molly idleillustration com Authored Illustrated titles include Tea Rex Viking Penguin Flora and the Flamingo Chronicle Books Nighty Night Noah Abingdon Press www idleillustration com Cindy Jenson Elliot San Diego CA cjensonelliott gmail com Authored titles include Weeds Find a Way Beach Lane Books The Most Famous Pirates series Capstone Press Great Outdoors series Capstone Press www cindyjensonelliott com Alan Katz Weston CT alankatzbooks aol com Authored titles include Take Me Out of the Bathtub McElderry S S Don t Say That Word McElderry S S OOPS McElderry S S www alankatzbooks com Susan B Katz Mill Valley CA susan connectingauthors org Authored Illustrated titles include My Mamma Earth Barefoot Books Authored titles include ABC Baby Me Random House Robin Corey Books www susankatzbooks com Katy Kelly Washington DC katykelly202 gmail com Authored titles include Melonhead series Random House Dell Yearling Lucy Rose series Random House Dell Yearling www katykellyauthor com Bitsy Kemper Sacramento CA bitsy bitsykemper com Authored titles include Out and About series Picture Window Books Capstone Press www bitsykemper com Natalie Kinsey West Glover VT natalie kinsey warnock com Authored titles include True Colors Knopf Gifts From the Sea Knopf The Bear That Heard Crying Penguin www kinsey warnock com Suzy Kline Willington CT a4ed guest blogger link to email Authored titles include Horrible Harry series Puffin Penguin Putnam Herbie Jones series Puffin Penguin Putnam www suzykline com Kate Klise Norwood MO klisevisit centurytel net Authored titles include 43 Old Cemetery Road series Harcourt Stand Straight Ella Kate Dial Penguin Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake Henry Holt www kateandsarahklise com Jeramey Kraatz Dallas Fort Worth TX jeramey kraatz gmail com Authored titles include The Cloak Society series Harper www jerameykraatz com Sarah Marwil Lamstein Newton MA sarahm45 aol com Authored titles include Big Night for Salamanders Boyds Mills Press I Like Your Buttons Albert Whitman From the Mango Tree and Other Folktales from Nepal ABC CLIO Greenwood www sarahlamstein com Janet Lawler Farmington CT a4ed guest blogger J Lawler snet net Authored titles include Snowzilla Amazon Children s formerly Marshall Cavendish If Kisses Were Colors Dial A Mother s Song Sterling www janetlawler com Miri Leshem Pelly Hadera Israel a4ed guest blogger studio mirileshem com Authored Illustrated titles include Lon Lon s Big Night Milk Honey Press U S A Luti Tery the otter cubs Ministry of Defense Publishing Israel To the Birds World with Pitzponteva Modan Publishing www mirileshem com already booked for 2016 Peter Lourie Middlebury VT a4ed guest blogger plourie middlebury edu Authored titles include Scientist in the Field series Houghton Arctic Thaw Boyds Mills Press First Dive to Shark Dive Boyds Mills Press www peterlourie com already booked for 2016 Lynn Lovegreen Anchorage AK lynnlovegreen gmail com Authored titles include Gold Rush Novel series Prism Book Group www lynnlovegreen com JoAnn Early Macken Shorewood WI macken wi rr com Authored titles include Baby Says Moo Disney Hyperion Waiting Out the Storm Candlewick Press Flip Float Fly Seeds on the Move Holiday House www joannmacken com Wendy Mass Sparta NJ wendy wendymass com Authored titles include Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Little Brown Co Willow Falls series Scholastic The Candymakers Little Brown Co www wendymass com James Mihaley Los Angeles CA jamesmihaley yahoo com Authored titles include You Can t Have My Planet But Take My Brother Please Macmillan www jamesmihaley com Roxie Munro Long Island City NY a4ed guest

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  • Authors for Earth Day | How it Works
    your students An A4ED visit doesn t cost a penny more than a standard visit Each of our authors is willing to do ONE special school visit during the year to support our mission And our coalition already has over 100 Available Authors Illustrators living all around the United States from household names to popular regional authors to newly acclaimed talents We also have authors and illustrators in Canada Australia Israel and Hong Kong You may also contact any author local to your area and ask if they would be willing to participate in our program We will give them all the resources including nominee and voting forms and only ask that they donate 30 100 of that day s speaking fee to the organization that wins the kid s vote Speaking fees vary Since authors schedule and coordinate their own A4ED visits directly we suggest you contact a few authors you might be interested in hosting and see what they charge Need help finding author visit funding sources By empowering kids to shape their future we shape our own Check your yearly school calendar for an available date and then book an author visit Need a hard copy with information to take to your principal or planning team Here is a printable hand out HOST AN A4ED EVENT IN FOUR EASY STEPS Schedule a school visit with your favorite author Again the only cost to the school is the regular fee s of the author you bring in Encourage your students to research the five 501 c 3 not for profit conservation organization nominees selected by your author These will be sent to you ahead of time along with other preparation materials and resources Good preparation will make it memorable On the day of the visit hold a raise

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Hosting an Author
    and Illustrators For Schools getting started How it Works Hosting an Author Funding Ideas Make it Memorable 7 Steps to Success Suggested Books A4ED Blog For Authors ready for action Join Us 7 Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word Hosting an Author planning the perfect A4ED visit Let s celebrate books Authors are great allies when it comes to getting kids excited about reading Having an A4ED event is a real educational opportunity and we know you want the day to be the best it can be If you have never had an author before here are some helpful ideas and resources What is the cost Speaking fees and presentations vary from author to author Every author builds and presents their own unique literacy programs and determines their own speaking fee s But to give you some framework a visit typically includes 3 4 presentations and costs between 400 and 2000 depending on the author s experience popularity Some authors also charge travel fees for visits outside their home area We have some suggestions if you are looking for funding Ask questions When contacting an author or illustrator that you are interested in hosting there are several questions you may want to ask What grades do you visit Where are you located If not local are you willing to travel What is your speaking fee Travel fees For your A4ED visit how much of your speaking fee will you donate to conservation This is the amount of money your students will be directing through their vote and it should be at least 30 of the full speaking fee What is included in your speaking fee Number of presentations Length of presentations Number of students per presentation What content do you cover in your presentations Do

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  • Authors for Earth Day | School Funding Ideas
    Steps to Success Event Resources In the News spreading the word School Funding Ideas how do schools pay for author visits Yes there is a cost But our authors charge only their standard fees and contribute up to 100 in honor of YOUR school Authors for Earth Day does not collect any funds participants are paid directly by their host schools and are responsible for making their own donations Finding the money may be easier than you think Author visits are by nature literacy events designed to inspire students to higher levels of reading and writing Because professional author programs support key educational standards a school has several potential sources of funding District funds Many school author visits are paid for by district funds PTA PTO Parent Teacher associations may budget monies toward a special author visit Or they may facilitate a campaign like a bake sale to raise the funds Title 1 monies Schools working with disadvantages and at risk students may be eligible for special funding Grants Teachers and or librarians may apply for literacy grants like SCBWI s Amber Brown Grant and the AASL Innovative Reading Grant Also check Eljet Grants for Science Teachers American Library Association

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  • Authors for Earth Day | Make It Memorable
    a school event the greater the impact is We want your kids to get as much out of the Authors for Earth Day experience as possible Our A4ED program is designed to help you meet many educational standards but we encourage you to amplify the benefits of your author s visit by engaging the students in additional activities prior to the event You might even consider making Earth Day a study unit for the whole school Here are some excellent ideas from other schools Make posters Let the students create posters for each nominee organization highlighting key details about their conservation work This is one fast and fun way to solidify the kids research and bring a celebratory spirit to the school walls Produce PSAs Let students create short informative videos or radio announcements about each nominee organization which can be broadcast over school intercast system leading up to the event Give presentations Let students prepare talks with visual aids about each nominee organization that can be presented to other classrooms grade levels Mentoring is a wonderful way to share knowledge Use our A4ED curriculum We offer a host of environmentally themed activities and curriculum that meet educational standards while inspiring students to contemplate the role the living Earth plays in human health prosperity and happiness Read related books Share books from our Suggested Books list to get the students thinking about the beauty and importance of Earth s bio nets Watch a documentary film Allow classes to watch a half hour segment of an educational film that focuses on the environment Examples include Earth Disneynature Planet Earth BBC Blue Planet BBC Home 20th Century Fox and Human Footprint National Geographic Write your Senators Show students the power of writing by allowing them to voice to their opinions about a

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