School Visits

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Skyping with a class in Gainesville, Texas

To book me for a school visit or other event, email

I also love to make Skype visits!

Dear Melissa,

Thank you so much for being with us yesterday for World Read-Aloud Day!  The students absolutely loved the Roly Poly and Fox and Crow books! For PreK and Kinder to remain so entertained is quite a feat! Your time is very much appreciated, as well as your enthusiasm, love and passion for writing!

Linda C., Edison Elementary
Gainesville, TX

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Brave Writer Arrow Literature Guide on The Prairie Thief

Resources for teachers & homeschoolers:

My Just for Kids page
Bravewriter Arrow language arts guide to The Prairie Thief
How a Colorado wildlife refuge inspired the setting of The Prairie Thief
A Prairie Thief luncheon
Martha Years resource & activity page
Charlotte Years resource & activity page
Inch and Roly spotlight and letter to readers at S&S’s Ready-to-Read site
My big list of book recommendations

Previous speaking engagements have included:

Recent reviews and interviews

A 15-year-old fan displays her hand-lettered Betsy-Tacy shirt at the Betsy-Tacy Celebration hosted by Readers Inc Children’s Bookstore in La Mesa, CA

Betsy-Tacy booksigning at ALA Midwinter, Jan 2011; with HarperPerennial’s Jennifer Hart and YA author Mitali Perkins (more photos here)

Don’t miss BookClubGirl’s BlogTalkRadio interview with Melissa Wiley and Mitali Perkins about all things Betsy-Tacy!

Authors Are ROCKSTARS! podcast interview with Allison Tran and Lalitha Nataraj.

For a list of more authors who make school visits, check out this excellent website: Author Visits by State.