Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers (Paperback)

Real Space and Virtual Links

By Toni Buzzeo, Jane Kurtz

Libraries Unlimited, 9781563087448, 185pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2000

List Price: 32.00*
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Exciting, productive connections with authors, illustrators, and storytellers are at your fingertips with this resource. Unlike other author visit guides, this book goes beyond nuts-and-bolts planning to how to create the best possible encounters between students and authors. Successful visits in real space and in cyberspace are described, giving you specific ideas of the many ways to connect with and create meaningful links between bookpeople and children. Choosing the right guest, guidelines for successful visits, making curriculum connections, using e-mail to connect with bookpeople, live chats in virtual space, taking advantage of ITB and satellite technology, and using such props as realia and curriculum guides are some of the topics covered. Lists of author/illustrator web pages and managed Internet sites for author interaction are included.

About the Author

Toni Buzzeo is an author and library media specialist from Buxton, ME.JANE KURTZ is a nationally recognized children's author as well as a lecturer in the English Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.