Free Skype Visit

There are so many (some would say too many) special days. This March there is a holiday each day, including Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day, National Anthem Day and Dentist’s Day. Not that I don’t love peanut butter or appreciate my dentist, but there’s only one day that I feel strongly about – and that’s LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day to celebrate books, reading and the right to write. Put it in your calendar. March 7, 2012.

Author Kate Messner is organizing children’s book authors to do Skype visits to classrooms. Check out her website to see the list of participating authors. Each author has volunteered to do one free read aloud visit on March 7. I’m one of them! I’ll read Tillie Lays an Egg,

and then we’ll go outside (my backyard is wired for WiFi!) where a couple of boys will want to say hello to the class.

So, if you’re a teacher or a librarian, hurry over to Kate’s site. If you’re a parent, pass the word along. Maybe I’ll get to read to your child!

UPDATE: I’ll be visiting the La Canada School in California!
Please keep in mind that I regularly do Skype and in-person school visits. If you want more information about the program and my fee, please email me.


  1. I’d like to sign up for you! We are in California, Pacific Time. The children are in class from 9:45 – 10:30 (10:30 – 12:15 can be arranged) our time in the morning. Then again from 12:15 – 1:50 in the afternoon. I have 18 second graders and we love your blog. I don’t have a Skype account, but I’ll get one.
    Fingers crossed,
    Deborah Pruden
    La Canada Elementary School

  2. Terri–What a great opportunity! I passed the link along to our elementary principals. My grant was not accepted on the first try. I will probably try again during second semester. Thanks again for all you do!!

  3. This is such a great idea! I’m signing up for my school’s library or whichever class would be most appropriate. Our school is K-4 and I just know someone will be interested. Don’t know why I haven’t let someone there know about your blog sooner. We are in Arkansas, but I think the times could be arranged. Thank you for this giveaway.

  4. Terri, what a wonderful idea and opportunity. I no longer teach, however, I am sharing my copy of “Tillie Lays An Egg” with my neighbors pre-school class. Weather permitting, the children pay my girl’s a weekly visit and have the opportunity to collect eggs. Greetings, Julie.

  5. Another great chicken-oriented children’s book is Cluck O’Clock. Very cute.

  6. Just wanted to sing Terry’s praises as we were lucky enough to get a Skype visit to our school. The kids loved it and still talk of it and she does an amazing job. I wanted to jump through the computer and join her!