Virtual Author Visits


Bring the thrill of meeting a favorite author
to your school... virtually!

 

Virtual Author Visits give your students the thrill of meeting their favorite authors and illustrators with a live streaming appearance hosted by Scholastic Book Fairs. Available for purchase through the Scholastic Dollars Catalog, this safe, easy-to-schedule conversation is sure to deepen lesson engagement and inspire future authors!

 

"What an amazing afternoon! I have so many students that came up to me with a light in their eyes that shared how much they enjoyed our virtual meeting! A third grader told her teacher that every answer to every question inspired her further to write and read!"

—Erika Hanke, Bennington Elementary School

 

When you book a Virtual Author Visit, you choose from a roster of beloved writers and illustrators to join your students via video chat.

 

Meet the Authors & Illustrators

Baby-Sitters Little Sister: Karen's School Picture
Grades 2-5

Katy Farina

Bloop
Grades K-3

Mike Boldt

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf
Grades 1-3

Sam Wedelich

Deadliest Diseases Then and Now
Grades 3-6

Deborah Hopkinson

Escape from Chernobyl
Grades 4-7

Andy Marino

Game of Stars
Grades 4-7

Sayantani DasGupta

I Survived: Galveston Hurricane
Grades 3-5

Lauren Tarshis

Last Gate of the Emperor
Grades 5-6

Kwame Mbalia

Linked
Grades 4-7

Gordon Korman

Miles Morales: Shock Waves
Grades 5-7

Justin A. Reynolds

Moby Shinobi and Toby Too: Surf's Up
Grades K-2

Luke Flowers

Rescue
Grades 4-8

Jennifer A. Nielsen

Say Something
Grades K-3

Peter H. Reynolds

The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and the New Girl
Grades 5-7

Gabriela Epstein

The Bailey School Kids: Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots
Grades 2-5

Pearl Low

The Girl in the Lake
Grades 4-8

India Hill Brown

The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Treehouse
Grades 3-7

Max Brallier

The Word Collector
Grades K-3

Peter H. Reynolds

Traitors Among Us
Grades 5-8

Marsha Skrypuch

War Stories
Grades 3-7

Gordon Korman

We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Grades K-2

Ryan T. Higgins

What if You Could Sniff Like a Shark
Grades K-3

Sandra Markle

What If You Had An Animal Tongue
Grades K-3

Sandra Markle

Wings of Fire: The Winglets Quartet
Grades 3-7

Tui Sutherland

Wish Upon a Stray
Grades 4-6

Yamile Saied Méndez

Yasmin the Fashionista
Grades K-2

Saadia Faruqi

 

Your school will receive up to 150 copies of the featured book prior to the visit to:


• Create excitement and give kids a chance to prepare questions for the visit.

• Enhance learning and offer teachers the opportunity to integrate curricula.

• Set the stage for book creators to make their words and illustrations come to life.

 

Our available authors and illustrators change regularly, so log into your Chairperson’s Toolkit to access the Scholastic Dollars™ Catalog and reserve a Virtual Author Visit for your school.

 

Questions? Visit the Scholastic Dollars Catalog for event details, contact us at AuthorVisitsSBF@scholastic.com, or visit our FAQs for more information.