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Virtual Visits

Bring Chris Grabenstein into your school, classroom, or library

Virtual Visits for the 2019-2020 are completely booked. If you’d like to be put on the waiting list (in case there is a cancellation, which, sometimes, there is), please fill out the Virtual Visit Form and Lindsey Kimery, our visits coordinator, will add you to that list. You can also send her an email at and ask her to send you the link to a video where Chris answers the top ten questions he is typically asked in a VV. She can also send you a link to another video where Chris and J.J. talk about the collaboration process.
Chris loves making virtual visits via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangout (and even something called BlueJeans) to schools, classrooms, and library groups that have read Shine! or at least one of his solo books. (For 2019-2020, priority will be given to groups that have read or plan to read Shine!)

If you’re a teacher or librarian and your class/school/library group has been reading something by Chris (or 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), Lindsey can also provide you with a link to a FREE 32-minute video where Chris answers The Top Ten Questions he is typically asked during a Virtual Visit as well as an 8-minute video where he and J.J. talk about collaborating on Shine!.

Lindsey helps keep Chris and J.J. Organized

School Visits
School Visits

Latest Lemoncello!


Chris has also created another FREE video where he is the Lemoncello-esque “game show host” for some Library Olympics games that you can play in your library or classroom. Check out the video here and let the games begin.

WANT SIGNED BOOKS? 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!

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