2022-2023 In-Person School Visits
Chris Grabenstein’s fun in-person school visits are semi-legendary*. He uses his skill as an improvisational comedian in a presentation that gets kids laughing so much they may not even realize how much they are learning.
In 2022-23, Chris is only able to do a few, select in-person visits. For more information and rates, please contact Lindsey Kimery email@example.com.
*Praise for Chris Grabenstein’s In-Person Author Visits
“Wishing I could bottle up all the joy Chris Grabenstein brought our readers today. He is a gift to children’s literature and certainly a gift for LGES students. It was a magical month of preparing for his arrival from lunch bunch book clubs to scavenger hunts in the library, our kids were so excited to meet the celebrity behind the creation of the books we’ve been enjoying.”
—Bridget Crossman, Librarian, Lake George Elementary School, New York
“I have been a teacher and principal for 35 years and I have seen many author presentations. Mr. Grabenstein’s presentation was by far the best that I have ever seen. He truly engaged the students during the presentation and motivated them to read and write. His charm, wit and sincere joy emanated throughout the presentation. How could one not be captivated while listening to his stories and ideas?”
—Thomas Famulary, Interim Principal, Fairview Elementary School
“All I can say is WOW! Chris Grabenstein’s presentation was fabulous. The kids are still (4 hours later) all abuzz about it. In my many years of being a librarian and having guest authors, this was by far the best. Thanks again.”
—Annette Hilton, Hoover School, Palo Alto, CA
“Both the students and the teachers truly enjoyed your presentation. In fact, a few of the teachers even commented that it was the best author presentation that they had ever attended.”
—Anne Snyder, Libararian, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI
“I have never received so many compliments from teachers, (in 7 years of doing 2-3 assemblies each year), who are also saying their students were enthralled by the assemblies. The real music to my ears, though, is from the not-so-enthusiastic young readers, who are stopping me to tell me, “I am already on chapter six in my book!” Could I have some of your magic, please? Aside from this, you are one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! Which is also what I’m hearing from everyone else!
Seriously, it’s not just that everyone is SAYING you were wonderful…they are saying it with great, happy facial expressions, confessions of being inspired to write, and much thankfulness for a terrific experience. I am lucky to have stumbled upon whatever brought you to my attention!”
—Nancy Rodino, Somerset School, North Plainfield, NJ
“The students and teachers all raved about your presentation. ‘Awesome!’ ‘Best author visit we ever had!'”
—Kathy Piscitello, Media Specialist, Highland School, Midland Park, NJ
“Thank you for the wonderful presentations today! I can’t tell you how many students said, ‘He was the best author visit yet!'”
—Mary Lovely, Librarian, The Episcopal School of Knoxville
“You held the audience captive with your insights, instructions, suggestions and your talent. As I said before, if you choose to embark on another career, teaching would be blessed by your presence.”
—Alice Ingle Krug, The Baylor School