A school visit with our author,
- Promotes Reading
- Inspires Writing
- Sparks Creativity
- Encourages Dream-Following
- Makes Veggies Irresistible
- Is a LOT of Fun
Author Visit Toolkit
2016 – 2017 Fees for
Chicago-land Area Schools:
Single Session: $200
Half Day (up to 3 sessions): $500
Let's rock out!
program benefits Include:
- book donations
- fundraising incentives for your school's library
- complimentary author events & class visits
- toolkits for educators that include discussion guides, printable activities, online learning, games and coloring
- inclusion in our Rooting For You initiative
- giving back to children and families in need
Will Love it!
create a magical afternoon
for your students!
An author school visit is truly magical! It’s an exciting experience that inspires a deep connection to reading, writing, and in our case veggies...and it creates a special lifelong memory for your students to share!
What People are saying
“I like the names of the characters in The Rootlets because they come from vegetables.” – 7th grader
“The Rootlets are a palatable mix of education and entertainment for kids." – Kirkus Reviews
“I told my family about The Rootlets and we started to eat a lot of vegetables at our house." – Eddie, 2nd grader
School Visits include any one
or a combination of the following
Classroom or Assembly Hall Visits:
The Rootlets Reading Experience
(30 minutes per session; up to 60 students in one location, Grades 2 - 4)
The Rootlets series focuses on friendship, veggies, magic and mystery. As Vicki reads one of her books aloud, students will be WOWed by her different character voices, vivid verbs and funny puns!
The Rootlets Scoop
(30 minutes per session; up to 60 students in one location, Grades 2 - 8)
This question & answer session allows students to ask candid questions and get behind-the-scenes information on the power of imagination, the process of writing and publishing, character development and more!
Follow Your Breadcrumbs Presentation
(30 minutes per session; up to 60 students in one location, Grades 6 - 8)
This fun and interactive session is perfect for career day! Vicki shares her story of becoming an author and entrepreneur while incorporating valuable life lessons about persistence and striving for excellence. Students will leave the presentation with practical strategies on how to follow their passions to a successful career.
Family Reading or Literature Night
A combination of The Rootlets Reading Experience & Rootlets Scoop or Customizable upon request.
We created The Rootlets' School Rocks program as a way to partner with educators to inspire a new generation of lifelong readers and healthy eaters! Through education, entertainment and philanthropic efforts, the program empowers students to build Super Roots (aka healthy habits), eat more veggies, nurture their love of literature and spread kindness.
The Rootlets' Rooting For You Initiative
Our Rooting For You initiative supports our company’s mission to spread social goodness, kindness and wellness by giving back to your school, as well as to the children and families of Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Here’s How It Works:
When your school hosts a Rootlets book sale, we’ll donate 10% of the total book sales back to your school library or PTA, and we’ll also donate another 10% of the total book sales to the children of Lurie Children’s Hospital.
In addition to fundraising, Rooting For You also connects your amazing students with the sweet patients of Lurie Children’s, through inspiring and motivational Rootlets greeting cards. Every student that purchases or receives a Rootlets book will also receive a card that they can personalize for a child in the hospital. This is a great way for your students to spread kindness and smiles, and to root for the children of Lurie Children’s to stay strong and be brave!
EVERY SCHOOL is welcome to take advantage of The Rootlets' School Rocks book sale benefits and participate in our Rooting For You initiative, without hosting an author visit. An author visit is just an optional add-on benefit!
A FREE Rootlets Book For Your School Library!
With every Rootlets book sale that you host, or author visit that you schedule, a FREE copy of our first book, The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, will be donated to your school's library.
Veggies are cool. Reading is cool. Kindness is cool. And School Rocks!
So, let’s have some fun, vegucate and make a difference together!