School, Library, & Book Shop Visits

I’d love to visit your school, library, or book shop! As an Early Childhood Teacher, one of my favorite things about being a children’s author is working with young readers and writers.

Please use the ‘Contact Ellwyn’ tab above for rates, availability, needs for the visit and other pertinent information.

About The Visit

Audiences

I do many visits throughout the year, including school, library and book store presentations.

Presently, I visit schools, libraries, and book shops in my local area of Pennsylvania within a 60-mile radius from my home in Philadelphia.

For schools, libraries, and book shops beyond my driving range, I offer Zoom virtual visits. These run approximately 30 minutes and any books purchased would be shipped FREE following the Skype.

When you book an in person visit, I will do either one or two presentations lasting about 30-45 minutes each.

If you book me for two, they will need to be no more than 45 minutes apart. I prefer smaller groups of 30 or less. I am willing to work with your library/organization though to fit your needs.

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Packages

There are several packages to choose from. These apply to Kamyla Chung and the Creepy-Crawlies, Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully, Teddy Bear Tea, Trick or Treat A Halloween Poem, and A Fish Named Fancy.

Package A: Prices are negotiable

Includes an Intentional Read Aloud of the book and a Q & A with Ellwyn Autumn. (Kamyla Chung and the Creepy-Crawlies, Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully, Teddy Bear Tea, Trick or Treat A Halloween Poem, and A Fish Named Fancy.)

Package B: Prices are negotiable

Includes an Intentional Read Aloud of the book, a Q & A with Ellwyn Autumn, and a related lesson that may involve arts and crafts materials that she would supply for each child.

Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies: Children make their own creepy-crawly or spider glasses (depending on availability).

Kamyla Chung and the Classroom Bully: Presentation on bully prevention

Teddy Bear Tea: Children will reenact a separate poem (action rhyme) written for the book.

A Fish Named Fancy: Children play Fancy’s Color/Shape Bingo Game.

Testimonials

Our Kindergarten and First Grade students thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Ellwyn Autumn’s presentation of her book, Kamyla Chung and the Creepy Crawlies. The students were thoroughly engaged with the story and the explanation of how Ms. Autumn created her book. The creation of their own “creepy crawlies” was an entertaining activity and sparked creative discussions among the students as they worked. We look forward to seeing more of Ms. Autumn’s work in the future! – Mrs. Barbara McFadden, Librarian, St. Eugene School, Primos, PA

Ellwyn’s presentation was engaging for both the Kindergarten and First Grade classes. The children were captivated by the story and had tons of questions and experiences to share with the author. – Kathy Dargay, Librarian, St. Thomas the Apostle, Glen Mills, PA

Wow! What an engaging experience! Ms. Autumn was prepared and provided the students with a memorable, developmentally appropriate experience! We thank you! – Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Salvatore, Pre-K 4 Teachers, St. Patrick School, Malvern, PA

Ms. Autumn’s lesson was well-prepared and engaging. The kids absolutely loved creating their own creepy crawlies. Thank you for coming!  – Kim Goldstein, Kindergarten Teacher, St. Patrick School, Malvern, PA

We had the pleasure of the author herself come to our school and read “Kamyla Chung and the Creepy-Crawlies” to our classroom full of preschoolers. They were completely engaged in her reading of the book. This is an excellent picture book to use in any early childhood setting. Not only did the children find it entertaining, the teachers found it easily adaptable to many extension activities. We can’t wait to read about Kamyla’s next adventure. A must read picture book for your class! – Stephanie Bernal, Pre-K Head Start Teacher, Hunter William H. School, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Ellwyn,

I wanted to thank you for coming to the library and sharing your adorable book, A Fish Named Fancy at our after school program.

The children were captivated by the story and its cast of colorful characters. I was impressed by how you were able to keep the children engaged by reading with expression, asking questions and pointing out the lessons of the story.

This group of preschoolers can be hard to impress, but you certainly had their full attention as they followed along in the adventures of Fancy!

The craft was a really cute addition to the story. The children now have a cute memento from the story.

Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us! We look forward to a visit again in the fall. – Nancy Harris, After School Leader, Free Library of Philadelphia