DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, November 11. Steve will be doing a morning and afternoon visit, please indicate which time slot you'd prefer in your email.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A former textbook writer, Steve Sheinkin is now making amends by writing history books that kids and teens actually want to read. His award-winning nonfiction books include Undefeated, Bomb, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, and Lincoln's Grave Robbers. His new chapter books series, Time Twisters, is a history/comedy mash-up - just another way to make history come alive for readers. Steve lives with his family in Saratoga Springs, NY.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys (Time Twisters series)
Using his in-depth knowledge of American history, award winning author Steve Sheinkin and illustrator Neil Swaab create exciting adventures through time with historical figures going AWOL and true fun facts about each person. WARNING: DO NOT BELIEVE THE STORY YOU’RE ABOUT TO READ. Well, you can believe some of it. There is some real history. But also hijinks. Time travel. And famous figures setting off on adventures that definitely never happened—till now. Time is getting twisted, and it’s up to two kids to straighten things out. The students of Ms. Maybee's class used to think history was boring, but that was before time started to get twisted! When a spaceship carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaves 1969—and lands in 1869 Texas—cowboy Nat Love decides to trade in his horse for a trip to the moon. Can siblings Doc and Abby untwist history and get everyone back where they belong? Houston, we have a problem! History will never be boring again! Check out Neil Armstrong and Nat Love, Space Cowboys and don't miss the other books in the Time Twisters series.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
45 minutes, plus Q&A. Steve will talk about why he wanted to be a writer, tell stories from his books, and describe the process of turning ideas into books. He also leave lots of time for discussion and Q&A. His main goal is to get students excited about reading and about exploring history.
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary Schools; grades 1-5
DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
50 students or more
Computer/laptop with PowerPoint, projector, projector screen, microphone if large audience. Bottle of water.
HASHTAGS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
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 Steve's books: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-steve-sheinkin
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.