Virtual Author Visit with Aunt Katie!

What are you waiting for? Visits include an activity download, a ‘Gracie’ book donated to your library, and 10% of purchases* go directly back to your library fund! *More info below.

Free Virtual Visit Includes...

Featuring An Award-Winning Book!

“Gracie (Spanish/English): A bilingual adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains” as won a Story Monsters Approved! Excellence In Literature Award, a NABE Pinnacle Award for Best Bilingual Children’s Book, as well as two Purple Dragonfly Book Award Honorable Mentions in Animals/Pets and Picture Books 5 & Younger.

What Librarians Say

Check out what other librarians have to say about their virtual visit experiences!
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Katie's presentation was the kickoff for our virtual Summer Reading Program this year, and she was awesome! She is super easy to work and plan with; has an excellent grasp of the Zoom platform that helps a LOT; and is genuinely warm and friendly with the children. Her stories are fun and beautifully illustrated- we ended up buying one in each of the three languages. I especially love that her stories are based on the real geography of where she lives and how she used that as an educational springboard to engage with kids. I highly encourage anyone who is looking for online programming ... to take Katie up on this generous offer of her time!
Clatskanie Library District, OR
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We had a fun time with Aunt Katie, reading from her wonderful book and explaining how the beautiful illustrations came along. Her interactions with the kids were great, the kids loved to find all the plants. Thanks Aunt Katie!
Morton Memorial Library (Pine Hill), NY
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Loved the Author Visit -- Katie was engaging and her story of the illustrations was interesting. I was convinced she knew the kids on the video call ahead of time, but she didn't. Fun time!
Clinton Bigelow Free Public Library, MA
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What Customers Say

Have you read “Gracie”? Check out what our customers have to say about it!

I gave this book to my 4 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She loves it! Gracie is entertaining and educational; I especially love the little worm on every page! By what means will he be travelling on the next page??
Priscilla Yoder
Facebook Review
Gracie’s story is heartfelt and true. The illustrations, sound track and translation are gorgeous and magical. It’s cultural, interactive and fun to share. So creative. Well done!
Sara Tipton
Facebook Review
Gracie is a beautifully written book!! What an amazing way to introduce our kids to another language. When they are young their minds can soak up so much knowledge. My children and I just love this book and can not wait for many more to come!
Amazon Review
This book was donated to my Kindergarten class. My students thought the characters were very funny, especially the worm. They loved the pictures and that the worm was on every page. I loved the Spanish aspect. Awesome book!
Amazon Review
We have this in our "Kid Zone" of our Chiropractic practice and kids love this book! I took it home for our kiddos to read and they loved the pictures and learning German words. It is very well put together, logical, and helps the kids understand how phrasing and sentence structure works in German. Also, the illustrations are top notch and I really enjoy reading it to the kids. Highly recommend!
Mark Torrie
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*More Details

This offer is only available to schools, libraries, and homeschool groups. Aunt Katie will not do author visits for private individuals. If you are a private individual and are interested in an author visit, then contact either your school librarian, school teacher, or public librarian to request they set up an author visit. 

Activity Booklets: Activity booklets are not to be reproduced and sold or used for an event that is not approved by Aunt Katie’s Place. Activity booklets are for personal/home or classroom use only.

**Online Book Access: Unlimited online book access will be removed once quarantine is over and schools are physically back in session. You will be provided with a link to an online accessible pdf book on the day of the virtual visit. This link is only to be shared with the participants of the virtual visit and is not to be shared publicly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or other social media.

Book Donation: ‘Gracie’ books will be randomly selected for donation by whichever language is currently overstocked. You may request a language, but it is not guaranteed you will receive the requested language. Books will be mailed via USPS media mail. Only one book per library. ✽An exception will be made if one library schedules 3+ separate author visits with 60+ participants in each visit. Then one book will be donated per visit.✽

Monetary Donation: 10% of retail price purchases (not including shipping or tax) made from by customers using the specified promo code will be donated back to your library. A promo code will be made specifically for your library and will be effective for 3 weeks before and 1 week after your virtual visit (for a total of 4 weeks).  10% donation payment will be made within 3 months from the final day of the promo code.

Aunt Katie’s Place reserves the right to change the above conditions at any time and for any reason.