Visiting Author for Schools: Salina Yoon

Salina Yoon

Speaking fee: $2,000 per full-day (for 3 presentations, including signing and/or special author lunch with students), plus modest travel expenses. Fees can be split between two schools. Tattered Cover will handle of the logisitcs, school will sign contract and pay Salina Yoon directly for her speaking fee.

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. (Please indicate your date and time preference.)

AUTHOR
Salina Yoon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Salina Yoon is the award-winning author and illustrator of over 160 books for children. Her most recent award was the 2018 Geisel Honor for My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories (A Duck Duck Porcupine! Book). As the Kohl’s Cares featured author for summer 2016, seven of her books (nearly 1 million units), and four plush animals based on her characters, were sold nationwide in Kohl’s stores that year. She is the author and illustrator of the six-book Penguin picture book series that begins with Penguin and Pinecone, the creator of the picture book series featuring Bear, that includes Found, Stormy Night, and Bear's Big Day, and the early reader series beginning with Duck, Duck, Porcupine!.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS
"Yoon, no stranger to odd-couple friendships . . . has changed tactics, creating a story about two people who just happen to see the world in a complementary way . . . Refreshingly, this story is not about overcoming shy or unusual behavior: no one ever makes Dennis speak, and no one teases him for the way he chooses to express himself. A sweet, visually striking story of friendship and acceptance." - starred review, Booklist

"This heartwarming book describes what it takes to be a friend . . . A wonderful book to use to encourage students to be themselves, to acknowledge that people are different, to introduce inferencing, to discuss disabilities, and to understand what it means to be a friend. Highly recommended." - School Library Connection

"It’s the art and design that truly shine in this work--in fact, the story can easily be interpreted by pre-readers through the pictures alone . . . Warm and nostalgic . . . Delightful artwork buoys this quiet celebration of imagination, uniqueness, and friendship." - School Library Journal

"A launchpad for discussions of individuality. Yoon's lively illustrations will encourage young readers to mime along with Dennis. Her use of red dotted lines to depict each pantomime will allow children to fill in the blanks using their imaginations. Adults will enjoy her eye for details, including a poster of Marcel Marceau in Dennis' wardrobe. A delightful story about the celebration of individuality and friendship." - Kirkus Reviews

Book Trailers

Be a Friend

Penguin and Pinecone

Kaleidoscope

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LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
40 minutes, including Q&A. (Please indicate your presentation preference.)

Presentation #1: Ideas are Magic (for grades 1-3; can be modified for grades 4-6)
Ideas can come out of thin air just like magic… and everyone has the ability to create it if they open up their minds to inspiration. Salina shares where ideas can come from, including real-life examples of objects that have inspired published books. The source for inspiration is endless, and Salina encourages each child to tap into their own imagination to create books of their own. A super-fun interactive reading session, drawing demo, and a Q&A is included.

Presentation #2: Be A Friend (for grades 1-3; can be modified for grades 4-6)
Book focus: Be A Friend
Salina will discuss her personal journey as an author/illustrator, and struggles as a non-English speaking student having emigrated from South Korea. She’ll discuss her struggle with reading and writing, and how her love of art grew her love of books. She’ll share that visual literacy is just as important as reading! Interactive reading session, drawing demo, and a Q&A is included.

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades K-2, but can accommidate grades 3-6, too.

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Between 50-150 students.

AV NEEDS
Computer/laptop, projector, projector screen, microphone.  

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Bottle of water.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#tatteredcover #salinayoon


ORDER FORMS
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 Salina's books: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-salina-yoon 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.

 

Penguin and Pinecone Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802728432
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - October 2nd, 2012

Penguin in Love Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802736000
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - December 3rd, 2013

Penguin and Pumpkin Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802737328
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 29th, 2014

Penguin's Big Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802738288
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 2015

Penguin and Pinecone Doll: 6
$15.00
ISBN: 9781579823825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MerryMakers - February 15th, 2016

That's My Book! And Other Stories (A Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619638914
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 19th, 2017

My Kite is Stuck! and Other Stories (A Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619638877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 10th, 2017

Duck, Duck, Porcupine! (A Duck, Duck, Porcupine Book) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781619637238
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 17th, 2016

Found Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802735591
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - April 2014

Stormy Night Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802737809
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 6th, 2015

Bear's Big Day Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780802738325
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - June 21st, 2016

Be a Friend Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781619639515
Availability: Available to Order - Usually Arrives in Our Store in 4 to 7 Days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 5th, 2016