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April 2004
Updated July 2009

Database of writers and illustrators who do appearances at schools.
Grade Level: Professional

School provides educators a free database of authors and illustrators that are willing to speak to schoolchildren.
This site has a simple layout that uses thumbnails of featured authors, wide margins, and easily-read text.
The information is well-organized with a top navigation bar that points to the main areas of the site. The database can be searched by topic, grade level, and/or keyword.

This is a great way to bring schools and authors together. Children love to be read to, and this is an excellent free opportunity for schools to find authors and illustrators that are willing to make presentations. Authors register with the service (for a fee), giving them the publicity they may need to book signings and presentations at schools. With a free membership, teachers can search the database, post want ads to the authors and illustrators, and choose to be notified by email when an author that meets their categories of interest signs up.


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