As a longtime children’s author, JKC heavily researches topics and work with experts, including biologists, zoologists, rehabilitators, and veterinarians, to gather information and ensure its accuracy. During presentations, author residencies, and workshops, she uses powerful PowerPoint images and exciting details to help bring evidence-based text to life, stimulating students’ interest in writing from print and non-print sources. Her goal for the presentations is to get children excited about learning and writing about science, even if they don’t think they “like” science. She loves using the wild animals of her books to encourage kids to care for, learn about, research, write, and read. During programs, she talks with the students about published books, as well as books she’s working on, because they think it’s cool, of course, but also so that they get a good sense of the lengthy writing and editing process. (
Appropriate Grade Levels:
Pre-k - 5th grade
All programs meet numerous standards for speaking and listening, writing, and reading, as well as well as Next Generation Science Standards. She is always happy to individualize programs for schools to ensure the best fit for students and faculty; but "standard" programs include: multi-day residencies and workshops as well ass back-to-back assemblies (usually presented to K-2 and 3-5); three sessions for pre-K, K-1, 2-3, and 4-5; or all-day visits (up to five presentations).
This program is offered as: