More than 200 titles, including:
And dozens more!BOOK REVIEWS
Book reviews are available at my website.AWARDS
Programs for grades K through 8.
LENGTH OF PROGRAMS
All times are approximate.
I generally present to one grade level at a time and have spoken to groups as small as 4 and as large as 1,200. In other words, I'm flexible. I prefer, if at all possible, to present in a library setting, but any central location where the children come to me will do.
"Everyone Has a Story," my most popular program for the
A WORD FROM LARRY DANE BRIMNER
"I've been a writer all of my life, first learning to weave stories with my family on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where there was no television and only sporadic radio reception. However, my professional writing life began shortly before I began teaching way back when. Since my first book, I've written on a wide range of topics from flying dogs and hog-riding nanas to snowboarding and cockroaches. My work is based in the ordinary, the everyday, and I really enjoy showing young authors that they can tap into their own lives for rich story material whether about a favorite topic or an amusing personal experience. An added bonus for me is that my school programs allow me to reinforce and support the unending work of classroom teachers; my message is their message, but often the students are more accepting of it because it comes from an outside source."
I handle my fee structure a little differently than most other authors perhaps because when I taught school, it was part of my job to arrange author visits. I like to keep things as simplified as possible for everyone concerned. I offer a bit more (4 programs, plus the 30-minute kinder presentation versus the standard 3). I also cut my fee several years ago to make it possible for more schools to experience an author visit. My full-day fee is $850.00, plus travel and lodging expenses, for visits of one- or two-days. But to simplify things, I will cover my own travel and lodging expenses for visits of 3-days or longer. For bookings of 3-days or more, the fee is a flat $850.00 per day. I encourage you to invite other schools in your area to piggy-back onto your visit.
Because they are in my "home area," the fee for school visits in Arizona and Southern California is $850.00, total.
Finally, I want to make you a hero in your school and to WOW! your kids. If my fee structure is problematic for you, please send me a proposal.SET-UP AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Larry Dane Brimner needs:
I am always happy to autograph copies of my books and appreciate a school's willingness and hard work to organize a booksale. Books may be ordered from the publishers for a discount (Be sure to stipulate that you are ordering for an author visit and request the discount.), from your local bookseller, or directly from me (in a pinch). If ordering from me, please understand that I do not keep a supply of books on hand and will need about 6 weeks to order them from the publishers.
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