Author visits are a wonderful opportunity to encourage reading, support writing and creativity, and offer insight into the publishing process.
“Our primary and elementary children loved the visit to our international Montessori school by author Tanya Valentine. She engaged them immediately in a gentle and informative reading of her book Little Taco Truck, emphasizing concepts of diversity, inclusion and friendship in developmentally appropriate ways. She followed with an interactive Q&A session with our youngest children followed by a personalized and detailed account of the publishing process with our elementary students. Tanya was an engaging, interactive, respectful, lovely visitor to our community.” Jackie Hornbeck-Wall, International Montessori Academy
“What a privilege it was to have children’s author, Tanya Valentine, read her new book All Bears Need Love to our four-year-old and kindergarten classes. As early childhood educators, we continually discuss the writing process and the joy of being the “author” of a story. They are inspired and energized with a new appreciation for reading and writing.” Lisa Heffner, Snellville UMC Preschool & Kindergarten
“Our school had an author visit from Ms. Tanya Valentine. We truly enjoyed having her and hearing about how she became an author. The students were so excited to hear her read her book “Little Taco Truck”! Our students had many questions and she took a great deal of time to answer them. Many of our students and staff purchased her book and they were signed by her personally! We’re so thankful we had the opportunity for her to visit our school!” Anne Kukurugya, Tesnatee Gap Elementary
“Tanya Valentine’s visit to our preschool was a wonderful addition to our special events. We were lucky to find a talented author right in Lilburn! Tanya’s reading of All Bears Need Love was interactive, fun, and educational for the children. The children and parents enjoyed the opportunity to hear the author read her book, and then bring home their very own signed copy!” Pam McClure, Good Shepherd Preschool