Kathryn Otoshi -Author
KO Kids Books
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Books for Children
Genres: Picture Book
Books are available through the publishers, Ingram & Baker & Taylor, PGW, Lee & Low
Has worked with Hicklebee's, and many other bookstores both West & East coats every Spring and Fall, hundreds of school visits around the country.
Presentations to over 20,000 students in Orange County alone.
Available for school presentations.
Ages/grades preferred: Elementary & Middle School
Honorarium: Please contact author for honorarium
Size of audience: Between 100-500 students is fine for each presentation if there is room. Can do larger than 500 in the right setting.
Type & length of presentations:
"Power of Picture Books"
Raising social awareness through the power of picture books with students, parents, educators, and communities are my goals when I present to schools. Some of the themes I cover are: celebrating differences, anti-bullying/standing up for each other, power of one, and building community through reading, art, and the power of literature.
PRESENTATION #1: Younger grade levels (K-1)
I do a powerpoint reading of my Number books and introduce the above themes in my session. I keep the presentation simple, entertaining, and very interactive. I like to keep kids moving!
(Approx 45 min/1 hr with transition time)
PRESENTATION #2: For Grades 2-3
I do a powerpoint reading of my Numbers books plus a bonus book. While this presentation talks about my process, it also leads into bigger issues of bullying and building character.
(Approx 50 min/1 hr with transition time)
PRESENTATION #3 Older Grade Levels
I do a powerpoint reading od my Numbers books plus a featured book. This presentation talks more in depth about my process, touches upon bigger issues of bullying and building character, and I also focus in on leadership qualities and setting an example for the younger kids.
(Approx 1 hour with transition time)
Equipment required: AV equipment: Projector/Screen & cordless mic is the preferred choice.
Presentations should be within school hours. I can do evening presentation for an additional fee.