Visiting Author for Schools: Adam Rubin

Adam Rubin

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (Adam will visit two schools each day; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.) 

Adam Rubin

This hilarious and charming picture book has inspired so many readers to create their own dragons eating taco scenes and is perfect for classroom projects about teaching narration and storytelling. Kids and adults LOVE his books! Dragons Love Tacos is recently celebrating its third year on the New York Times bestseller list!

Adam Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of a half dozen critically-acclaimed picture books including Dragons Love Tacos and Robo-Sauce. He spent ten years working as a creative director in the advertising industry before leaving his day job to write full-time. Adam has a keen interest in improv comedy, camping, and magic tricks. He lives in New York, New York. Visit Adam online at: and on Twitter at @rubingo.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Dragons Love Tacos: The Sequel
The hilarious sequel to the smokin’ hot New York Times bestseller, perfect for story time. News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time...The award-winning creators of Robo-Sauce return with a gut-bustingly hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon Dragons Love Tacos.

Watch the video, How to Make Tacos Dragons Will Love

PRAISE FOR Dragons Love Tacos

"Off-kilter fun for those who like their picture books (and salsa) zesty and fresh." — Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Dragons Love Tacos is a heaping helping of silly. Little kids will relate to the anti-spicy bias and chuckle over Salmieri's watercolor and gouache cartoon illustrations showing literally boatloads of tacos and all sizes of dragons enjoying their favorite food at pool parties, costume parties and, well, taco parties." — San Francisco Chronicle

"The perfect book for kids who love dragons and mild tacos." — Kirkus

"The watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil cartoon illustrations are the real stars here. Regardless of, or perhaps because of, the absurdity of the story, this tale should be a big hit with anyone with an affinity for dragons." — School Library Journal

“What’s not to love about a book with the absurdist premise that dragons love tacos – as long as they’re not too spicy? Rubin and Salmieri bring their kooky sensibility to this irresistible story…this book gets everything right.” — New York Times Book Review

“Ridiculously preposterous, this book is perfect for belly-laughing, reading fun.” — Tampa Tribune

A hilarious how-to book…funky and a little bit nerdy in its style and artwork, this is a fun read.” — Deseret News

The zany narrative by Rubin is rhythmic and repetitive, which makes it fun to read aloud And Salmieri’s watercolor and color pencil illustrations are wickedly funnySan Diego Union-Tribune

“One of the funniest picture books of 2012…I laughed my fool head off.” — Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast art blog

About 40 minutes, including Q&A. School events will include special activity sheets for classroom use and a reading of Dragons Love Tacos: The Sequel. We would also ask that the teachers solicit questions from students to ask the author in advance, and select no more than three for potential questions. Adam will then ask students to pick these questions (along with a set of predetermined questions that will be sent prior to the event) out of a bag and read the question aloud. 

Elementary School, grades K-2

Maximum 75 students.

Adam’s presentation will be emailed in PDF format prior to the event, so would need a computer, projector, and projection screen.  He will bring a wireless remote that plugs into either a Mac or PC computer. He will also need two microphones and microphone stands (one for him and one for students asking questions). And, a bottle of water. 

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. 

Link to share with students and their families to order Adam's books: Please be sure to ask them to include the name of your school in the Notes section of the order, and if they'd like to pick the book up at school, too.

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525428886
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - May 2nd, 2017

Dragons Love Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803736801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - June 14th, 2012

Dragones y Tacos Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780147515599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - August 25th, 2015

Robo-Sauce Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525428879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 20th, 2015

Secret Pizza Party Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803739475
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 3rd, 2013

Those Darn Squirrels! Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547576817
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2011

Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544809024
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2016