School Visits and Appearances

I would love to visit your School, Library, Book Store, Festival  or Event!

Contact me to set up a school visit or an appearance. pczajak@gmail.com

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School presentation K -3rd grade – Pricing: $200/hr

For my presentation, I will read one of my books and explain the process of how a book is made. I will show original and edited manuscripts, character sketches, galleys, proofs, and original artwork so that students can see all the pieces that go into creating a book. I will discuss where ideas come from and I will talk about the writing process and the importance of rewriting and editing, nobody gets anything right the first time and it is important to understand that!

  • Visual presentation ~ 20 min
  • Read the Book ~ 10 min
  • Create your own story exercise with Kids ~ 15 – 20 min

Kids create their own beginning, middle and end based on the first line Monster Needs…

This is a great exercise where kids learn how a story can be about anything and how easy it is to come up with its basic structure.

Individual classes  1st-3rd - Pricing: $200/hr

For older students/beginning writer’:  Using the Monster and Me™ series as inspiration as well as their own experiences each student will come up with what Monster needs and why.

Then they get to write their own story!

I walk through the steps of creating a beginning, middle and an end.   I stress what they are writing is the first draft and not to worry about mistakes and to let their ideas flow.  Revision is an important part of writing!  45 minutes

 

For younger classes Pre-K to Kindergarten:

I will read the book and make a craft with the students.  30 – 45 minutes

 

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Testimoniala perfect balance of humor, along with the message that it takes perseverance to be a writer, and the importance of revision and editing. With our school-wide focus on vocabulary, your books offer the reader many opportunities to learn new words – Susan Howland Kindergarten Teacher Great Oak Elementary

 

EVENTS

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October 3rd, 11:30AM

Monster Needs a Costume and Monster Needs Your Vote Storytime

River Road Books, Fair Haven, NJ

 

October 4th, 9:30AM-1PM

Bookfair

St. Rose of Lima School, Freehold, NJ

 

October 13th, 11AM

Monster Needs a Costume storytime and costume party (with crafts and candy!)

Pottery Barn Kids, Princeton, NJ

 

October 17th, 11AM

Monster Needs a Costume and Monster Needs Your Vote Storytime

Words Bookstore, Maplewood, NJ

 

October 24th, 10:30AM

Monster Needs a Costume, Monster Needs Your Vote, and Seaver the Weaver Storytime

Blue Marble Books, Philadelphia, PA

 

October 24th, 11AM

***PUBLISHER HOSTED STORYTIME***

Monster Needs a Costume Storytime and Costume Party, with a craft activity

Pottery Barn Kids, Maple Grove, MN

 

October 31st, 10-11:30AM

Halloween Party with Monster Needs a Costume, Seaver the Weaver, and Monster Needs Your Vote

Sparta Books, Sparta, NJ

 

November 3rd, 10:30AM

Election Day story time and craft with Paul for Monster Needs Your Vote

Barnes and Noble, Princeton NJ

 

November 14th, 10:30AM

Storytime for Monster Needs Your Vote and Monster Needs a Christmas Tree

Barnes and Noble, Holmdel, NJ

 

November 19th

Storytime for Monster Needs a Christmas Tree

Barnes and Noble, Princeton, NJ

 

November 28th, 11-12:30PM

Storytime and crafts for Monster Needs a Christmas Tree and Monster Needs Your Vote

Clinton Book Shop, Clinton NJ

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