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

Grades K-3

Mike Boldt

Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf
Grades 1-3

Sam Wedelich

The Couch Potato
Grades 1 - 3

Pete Oswald

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

The Girl in the Lake
Grades 4-8

India Hill Brown

Goodnight Butterfly
Grades 1-3

Ross Burach

I Survived: Galveston Hurricane
Grades 3-5

Lauren Tarshis

It's the End of the World and I'm in my Bathing Suit
Grades 4 - 6

Justin A. Reynolds

Itty Bitty Kitty Corn
Grades 1-3

LeYuen Pham & Shannon Hale

Last Gate of the Emperor
Grades 5-6

Kwame Mbalia

Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond
Grades 4 - 6

Max Brallier

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

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

Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark
Grades K-2

Jonathan Stutzman

Traitors Among Us
Grades 5-8

Marsha Skrypuch

War Stories
Grades 3-7

Gordon Korman

We Will Rock 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

Wish Upon a Stray
Grades 4-6

Yamile Saied Méndez

The Word Collector
Grades K-3

Peter H. Reynolds

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, or visit our FAQs for more information.