Visiting Author for Schools: Gregory Mone
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, February 12, 2018 (Greg will visit ONE school in the morning only.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gregory Mone is a novelist, science journalist, and speaker who has written several books for children. As a magazine writer, he's covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics and biology. He's sat behind the wheel of a flying car and hiked and surfed in Ireland.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Jack and the Geniuses: Lost in the Jungle (Book #3)
In the Jack and the Geniuses series, Bill Nye and Greg Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure that features real-world science and scientific facts along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education.
Here’s a video of Bill Nye the Science Guy introducing the series!
Dedicated website: www.jackandthegeniuses.com
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 minutes including 10-15 minutes Q&A. There’s a significant STEM component to his talks, which feature flying robots and self-driving cars along with marked-up manuscript pages from novels, outlines and early notes from his books.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Upper Elementary or Middle School, grades 4-6
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Large assembly style is preferred.
A computer/laptop with PowerPoint (Gregory Mone will bring his presentation on a flash drive), microphone, projector, and projector screen. And a bottle of water.
#JackAndTheGeniuses; Twitter: @gmmone
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order Gregory's book: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-gregory-mone Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.