What's coming up?
February 24 World Read-Aloud Day
Skype with Cary Elementary in Cary, NC
Skype with Star Center Elementary in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
March 10 Skype with Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Chicago, IL
April 22 Full-day Author Visit for Young Author's Day
Fairmount Elementary School in St. Peters, MO
Check out this map to see all the places I've visited -- in person or over the internet! Arrange your own Author Visit today.
No budget for a full-length virtual program?
I offer one FREE 15-minute, get-to-know-you Skype visit each
month on a first-come, first served basis. During this Skype, I will
pop into your classroom, introduce myself, and answer questions
about any of my books. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirement: Share at least one of my books with students in advance.
“What an inspiring Skype session, leaving students excited about writing!” — Michelle Lambert, 5th grade teacher, Star Center School in Geneva, Wisconsin
"We are starting our poetry unit and many of the students were excited to hear Ms. Sklansky say that her ideas often came from everyday things such as her childhood dog. Ideas are often hard for the children to come up with, and I heard several of my students starting to brainstorm lists of everyday things that they could write a poem about. Thank you for keeping a classroom of 40 4th grade students engaged in your videoconference!" — Laura Haun, 4th-grade teacher, Cary Elementary in Cary, North Carolina
"I liked that she read to us. It's not every day that you get to hear an author read the words she actually wrote." — a 5th-grade student at Star Center School in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
"Thank you for offering a virtual author visit to our schools during Distance Learning Week! This was a great opportunity for our students to meet an author."
--Jefferson Lewis BOCES School Library System, New York
Author portrait by Lisa Nordmann