SCHOOL VISITS INFORMATION


LET'S GET TOGETHER!

I WOULD LOVE TO COME TO YOUR SCHOOL.


Showing pre-K students the great ape knuckle walk.



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...


"The program that children's author Aline Newman held was very interesting and got all of the children engaged and learning. The kids had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed creating their own storybook characters. Aline did a fabulous job and we would highly recommend her. Thank you very much Aline!" The Lyons Falls Free Library

"I had the pleasure of hearing Aline Alexander Newman speak at the Central New York Reading Council's Books and Brunch event on October 17, 2015. We had a wide range of audience members at the event and Aline was able to find ways to connect with everyone there... Her presentation was informative and engaging, with personal anecdotes and real life stories about studying animals, which brought humor and energy to the presentation. We would love to have her at another event." Theresa Marie Dussling


WHAT DO I CHARGE?

For local schools, within a sixty-minute drive of my northern New York home, I charge $600 a day plus mileage and lunch. Farther than that and my fee is $900 plus expenses (mileage or other transportation, food, and lodging) for a full day at school. Please have my check ready on the day of my visit.


MONEY-SAVING TIP

If you can't afford the fee, perhaps you can partner with a public library or another school in your area. Then you can share the cost of transportation and other expenses.


SKYPE VISITS

After your students have read some of my books or magazine articles, I will do a 45-minute virtual Question & Answer visit over Skype. For this, I charge $100.00.


SAMPLE SCHEDULES

Option One

. Author Reading-Grades K & 1 (30 minutes)

. Ask, Look, and Listen all school assembly (45-60 minutes)

. Lunch

. Author Reading and Students Interview Author-Grades 2 & 3

. Author Reading and Students Interview Author-Grade 4

. Author Reading and Students Interview Author-Grade 5

. Author Reading and Students Interview Author-Grade 6

. Book Sale and Signing

. Dismissal

Option Two

. "N Character workshop-Grade 4

. From Magazine to Book-Grades 4-8 (45-60 minutes)

. 'N Character workshop-Grade 5

. Lunch

. 'N Character workshop-Grade 6

. 'N Character workshop-Grade 7

. 'N Character workshop-Grade 8

. Book Sale and Signing

. Dismissal

And Option Three

. Animal Scientists all school assembly

. Animal Scientists workshop-Grade 2

. Animal Scientists workshop-Grade 3

. Lunch

. Animal Scientists workshop-Grade 4

. Animal Scientists workshop-Grade 5

. Animal Scientists workshop-Grade 6

. Book Sale and Signing


IN-SCHOOL BOOK SALES

If I drive to your school, I can bring books with me to sell. But I do ask that you please send a flyer home ahead of time to alert the parents, so that they can send money to school with their child. Then if you will provide a table and two chairs, my husband will handle the money while I personalize the books. You can download my book order form here! Be sure to fill in the date before photocopying and distributing.

If I must fly or take Amtrak to your school, I won't be able to bring books to sell. In that case, I suggest you take orders ahead of time and ask your local bookseller to fill them. Then the school collects the money and the order forms, matches them to the books, and passes them out. I will sign them when I get there. You can also order books directly from National Geographic, probably at a discount. If you want, you can pass the discounted price on to your kids, or you can charge them the list price and keep the difference to help pay for the cost of my visit. Contact the Special Sales Department at National Geographic at ngspecsales@ngs.org