_ Welcome to SPEAKING OF KIDS’ BOOKS, a speaker’s bureau for nine talented and enthusiastic children’s authors, illustrators, and librarians in Northern California.

What’s so special about us? We are authors and illustrators who not only write and draw—we also talk! And we’re anxious to talk to your group about our love of children’s literature.

As our member, Mira Reisberg says, “School visits ROCK!”
Especially when those visits are led by an amazing kid lit author or illustrator.

Each of us is dedicated to sharing our love of children’s literature with both kids and adults through varied and interesting speaking engagements, such as:
School visits—from individual classroom or grade level talks to school-wide assemblies.
• Professional development workshops and seminars to help teachers enhance curriculum and professional standards in meaningful ways.
Book readings at libraries and bookstores; fairs and festivals.
Writing and illustrating workshops for either kids or adults.
A SKYPE workshop or visit

We’d love to work with you to create an event for your school, library or other organization.On this page is a sampling of some of our published books, some of which may be familiar and others not.

At the top of this page is a tab “Meet the Gang” where you will find a listing of our members, with a short bio and a link that will take you to more information about what each of us have to offer and how to contact us.
Mosey around. Then tell us how we can make your school visit (or other event) ROCK!