Visiting Author for Schools: RL Stine & Marc Brown
RL Stine & Marc Brown
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Friday, September 15 (RL Stine & Marc Brown will be visiting two schools: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
Thursday, September 14, 7pm at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue. Open to the public.
RL Stine & Marc Brown
ABOUT RL Stine (right)
RL STINE is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, and Fear Street series. R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold. Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA's Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.
ABOUT Marc Brown (left)
MARC BROWN is the beloved creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of PBS's Peabody and Emmy award-winning television series Arthur, now the longest running children's animated show in history. He also has illustrated many other books for children, including the New York Times bestseller Wild About Books and The Little Shop of Monsters, written by R.L. Stine. Marc lives on Martha's Vineyard and in New York City with his wife. He has three children, sons Tolon and Tucker, and daughter Eliza. (The names of his two sons have been hidden in all of the Arthur books except for one: Arthur's Tooth!) Brown was inspired by other artists like Marc Chagall, Maurice Sendak, the author of the children's book Where the Wild Things Are, also influenced Brown in deciding on a career choice.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Meet Mary McScary. Mary likes to be scary. She scares her mom, her dad, her pets, and even a balloon But there's just one person Mary can't scare -- her cousin, Harry McScary. He's not afraid of the usual things, like spiders, snakes, and other creepy crawlies. But Mary doesn't give up that easily, and one way or another she'll find a way to give Harry the scare of his life. . . Beware of Mary McScary. Renowned bestselling children's book talents R.L. Stine, creator of the Goosebumps series, and Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur Adventure series, join forces once again in a spine-tingling, wildly funny picture book story featuring a fearless anti-heroine that will have kids and their parents cheering, "BOOOOOO"
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary school, grades K-2
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
TBD And a bottle of water.
PROMOTING & PREPARING FOR THE EVENT
Promoting and preparing for the author's school visit is the most important ingredients for a successful, educational, and fun event. Please be sure to carefuly read: What an Author Visit is All About.
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. Books will be available for sale at the school about a week before the event and about a week after the event. An online ordering option is available (see below).
ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order RL & Marc's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-rl-stine-marc-brown 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 until I can verify it. If they do ask you for one, just email me the name of the student and parent's name and I can check.