Visiting Author for Schools: Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli

Tuesday, April 10 (Greg will be visiting two schools. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE.)

Greg Pizzoli

GREG PIZZOLI is an author, illustrator, and screen printer. He is the author of Good Night Owl, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book, Templeton Gets His WishNumber One Sam, and The Watermelon Seed, which received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. 

ABOUT THE BOOK: This Story is for You
Presenting children with the simple yet profound recognition of their uniqueness, This Story is for You by critically-acclaimed and award-winning author-illustrator Greg Pizzoli paints a powerful picture, letting young readers know that they deserve to be seen and celebrated. A simple "It's nice to know you" holds so much power in this tender picture book. Finding value in others as a matter of course, the narrator accepts and appreciates difference as the foundation of a life-long friendship. This Story is for You celebrates moments of kindness throughout, from the small to the grand, in this heartwarming tale of human connection. The warm, comforting text shares the tone of a Ruth Krauss classic and is balanced by Greg's energetic color palette and signature visual humor. Inspiring themes of confidence and connection also make This Story is for You’s portrayal of maintaining strong relationships despite separation a must-read picture book for children experiencing their first move, whether it is their own or a friend’s. With a voice that calls on both childhood friendships and a smidgeon of Mr. Rogers-esque adult reassurance, THIS STORY IS FOR YOU is a moving depiction of unconditional love.

45 minutes. Greg will talk about himself, his books, read his books, and draw, with a Q&A at the end.

Elementary School ; grades K-3

At least 150 students.

Greg has a presentation on his Mac computer, which he brings with him. He'll also bring the necessary cords to hook up to the projector. Microphone, projector, projection screen, large easel with pad of plain white paper (no smaller than 18"x24" -- the bigger the better) and markers. Brendan will bring his own Mac laptop, which will need to be connected to school's projector. And a bottle of water.

A NOTE ABOUT SIGNING: Greg is happy to sign books (for personalization, if names could be clearly written on a sticky note first that would be great!) Also, for personalizations, they can do names but not special messages due to time constraints.


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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 Greg's books:
 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 us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

This Story Is for You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484750308
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 3rd, 2018

The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670016532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017

Dragon Was Terrible Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374300494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - August 23rd, 2016

The Watermelon Seed Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423171010
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 14th, 2013

Good Night Owl Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484712757
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 19th, 2016

Templeton Gets His Wish Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781484712740
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 12th, 2015

Number One Sam Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423171119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 13th, 2014