Award-winning author of 30 books, Roni Schotter communicates her passion for the power and pleasure of words and story. Whether by In-Person or Virtual Visits, Roni speaks to children as “fellow writers,” encouraging them to turn their ideas, events & feelings into their own nonfiction or fiction.
With the younger grades: k and first grade, (and 2nd grade depending on the time of year), Roni reads to them and speaks simply and directly about the magic of books and story, suggesting they ask, “what if?” to trigger their imaginations. She focuses on her two latest titles: GO, LITTLE GREEN TRUCK! and ALL ABOUT GRANDMAS. She can also discuss THE HOUSE OF JOYFUL LIVING and MAMA, I’LL GIVE YOU THE WORLD with little ones. If relevant, her National Jewish Book Award-winning title: HANUKKAH! plus their companion books: PASSOVER MAGIC and PURIM PLAY are great for younger children (PURIM PLAY also works for grades 2-5). She tells the youngest of children how she came to imagine each story and encourages them to use their imaginations and to pay attention to the world around them to come up with their own stories and then–to draw or dictate or write those stories!
Roni prefers, if possible, to speak to children in smaller groups, in a non-assembly fashion—because she does an interactive presentation and wants the children to see her as a fellow writer–just like them, only grown up now, and still writing! (In other words, NOT a distant celebrity on a stage.
For a more detailed description of Ms. Schotter’s Virtual Visits, plus more information on her books, please visit her website: www.ronischotter.com