School Visits

kimandheraAs a public librarian, Kim Ventrella has visited with school groups of all ages sharing stories, songs and a love of reading. She is excited to visit your school to talk about her new middle grade novel, SKELETON TREE, and to inspire your students to create their own stories. She can do both online and in-person visits. Which type is right for you?

Free Skype Visits!!!

In a free, 30-minute Skype visit, Kim will answer studentsโ€™ burning questions about the writing process, such as:

  • How do you publish a book?
  • Where do you get your ideas?
  • How can I get started writing?
  • Is writing really magic?

She will introduce the essential elements of powerful stories and inspire students to take the risk and start creating. Ideally, students will have read the book prior to the visit ๐Ÿ™‚

In-Person School Visits

Kim would love to visit your students in grades 3-7 to discuss the magic of story. Here’s an overview of her lesson:

What do you see when you look at a pencil, a playground or a blade of grass? Even the ordinary objects and people around us can be extraordinary if you look at them the right way.

Author Kim Ventrella will help students find wonder and magic in the everyday world through the power of story. Students will learn:

  • How to get inspired by the world around them
  • How to turn that inspiration into a great story idea
  • How to recognize the essential ingredients of engaging stories
  • How to get started writing
  • What it takes to write and sell a book from start to finish

Kim will even help the students create an interactive story using objects and people in your classroom, library or auditorium. Get your pens and your imaginations ready.

To book Kim for a school visit, either in-person or online, please visit her Scholastic Author Visits page.