James Preller

James Preller

$1,600/day with expenses. James Preller

Virtual visits vary, starting at $200 (30 minutes, small groups) to $1,200 (multiple presentations, large groups).

New York State author of The Big Idea Gang series (Gr. 1-4) on making a positive difference; several new Jigsaw Jones mystery books (Gr. 1-3); Mighty Casey (K-3), his twist on the classic poem, "Casey at the Bat;” and Swamp Monster of the Scary Tales series (Gr. 2-5).  His middle school life books include anti-bullying themed The Bystander (Gr. 5-8), and a new sequel, Upstander; The Courage Test (Gr. 4-7), an ALA Notable Book; The Fall (Gr. 6-9); and Better Off Undead (Gr. 4-8).  Also, Blood Mountain, a middle grade survival story, and a picture book of haiku, All Welcome Here illustrated by Mary GrandPre (of Harry Potter fame), celebrating community on the first day of school.

James Preller's website

Grades K-10

Booked for November 4, during the Rochester Children's Book Festival