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Virtual Visits

Bring Chris Grabenstein into your school, classroom, or library

Chris loves making virtual visits to schools, classrooms, and library groups that have read at least one of his solo books and is now booking time slots for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you’re a teacher or librarian and your class/school/library group has been reading something by Chris (or Shine! by Chris and J.J), just request a virtual visit, fill out the form, submit it, and our events coordinator Lindsey Kimery will get back to you. Lindsey is a school librarian herself and says:

“One of the best parts of my job as a school librarian is connecting kids with the authors they love. These memories last a lifetime. Over the past 16 years, I’ve hosted over 60 authors and helped numerous librarians organize and host successful author events. I am passionate about helping authors and schools work together to successfully impact the lives of readers.”

School Visits
School Visits
School Visits

Virtual Visits are FEE FREE as a way of saying thank you for reading Chris’s books. Sessions typically last thirty minutes and work best when the students come prepared with questions and then step up to the laptop/camera to ask them.

BONUS: If you want to talk about Shine!, co-author J.J. Grabenstein will join Chris (if she is not in the recording studio).

If you are unable to get on Chris’s calendar (slots fill up quickly), here are links to the next best thing: some FREE fun and instructional videos:

“INSIDE MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY”—Chris goes behind the scenes and discusses the inspirations for his award-winning Lemoncello series. (23 minutes)

“SHINING TOGETHER”—Chris and J.J. talk about their paths to becoming authors, the Power Of Yes when collaborating, and their co-authored book SHINE! (29 Minutes)

“LIBRARY OLYMPICS GAMES”—Chris is the Lemoncello-esque “game show host” for some Library Olympics games that you can play in your library or classroom.

Lindsey helps keep Chris and J.J. Organized

School Visits


Several schools and libraries that Chris visits virtually have asked about purchasing autographed books. So, Chris has worked out an arrangement with his local Indie bookstore, BOOKS OF WONDER. Chris can personalize and sign the books, Books Of Wonder will ship them on to you.

 Click here for information on getting signed books!

School Visits
School Visits

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