Author Visits


April 15 – IDA-Rocky Mountain Branch ConferenceUsing Narratives as a Bridge to Informational Text: a panel presentation with with Carolee Dean, M.S., CCC-SLP, CALT; Jolene Gutiérrez from 2:15-3:25

April 25 – Niwot Elementary Book Fair, 4-5 pm


Interview: Rosie Pova’s TOP SHELF PICTURE BOOK PROGRAM about writing picture books HERE

CLOAKED IN COURAGE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR IN CONVERSATION hosted by Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, CO. Beth Anderson and illustrator Anne Lambelet discuss each other’s process and the creation of the first picture book about Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson.  Catch the recording HERE

BRAVE GIRLS STORY TIME at the National Women’s History Museum reading of LIZZIE DEMANDS A SEAT! and interview. Catch the recording HERE!

KIDLIT SOCIAL with Laura Backus, catch the recording HERE!

Story Frames for Teaching Literacy: Children’s Author Panel on Promoting Storytelling HERE!

WEBINAR: Writing the Modern Picture Book Biography from Children’s Book Insider  HERE!

Ongoing virtual visits with students as a culminating activity in the Long Island Museum “Vehicles for Change” virtual interactive program. 


Free Virtual VisitsBeth would love to visit with students and answer their questions. She offers FREE 30 minute informal visits.  Drop Beth a note to schedule.

School VisitsInterested in an author visit and presentation? Virtual visits are always an option! Here are the presentations I offer.

An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution

  • Interactive Reading, brief overview from idea to book, Q&A (30-45 min.)
  • The Writing Process from Idea to Book –  (45 min.) grade 3 +. Students come away with an organizer to use for their own writing.

Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

  • Reading + brief look at history,  Q&A (30-45 min) grade 2+
  • In Search of Elizabeth Jennings, the Person Inside the History, (45 min.) grade 3+
  • Path of Inspiration Activity  (option for in person visit)
  • Getting to Know Elizabeth Jennings: Finding the character in the history, grades 3+ (30 min)

“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway

  • Pre-reading, Reading + Q&A – (30-45 min), grade 1+
  • Sniffing Out Story: Discovering James “Smelly” Kelly’s World (45 min), grade 2+
  • From Inspiration to Book: Building story. The writing of “Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses (45 min), gr 3+

Tad Lincoln’s Restless Wriggle: Pandemonium and Patience in the President’s House

  • A Peek into the Process from Idea to Book. The writing process in action + Q&A, 30-45 min., grade 2 and up

Revolutionary Prudence Wright: Leading the Minute Women in the Fight for Independence

  • Stitching the Pieces from Idea to Book. The Writing process, including quilt metaphor + Q&A, grades 3 and up

Franz’s Phantasmagorical Machine

  • How Is My Story of Writing the Book Like Franz’s Story? Comparing story to life, includes the writing process, an extended metaphor + Q&A, grades 2 and up.

Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier

  • The Search for Truth—and Humanity—in History. Bring your detective skills and join the dive into the past to dig out truth, connect to character, and explore setting in the journey from idea to book. Plus Q&A, grades 4 and up.

Please contact Beth for pricing and availability.


  • Navigating the Author’s Journey
  • Crafting Point of View: From Eye-Witness to Heart-Witness

Please contact Beth for pricing and availability.


9/25/18   Book Launch Party   

11/9/18 Woodview Elementary School, Grayslake, IL (Beth’s alma matter!)

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Thank you, Ms. Lipshaw’s class at Moraine Elementary, for this awesome poster for our Skype visit! Ben and Noah would be proud of your reformed spelling!!
So much fun Skyping with 11 schools for World Read Aloud Day, Feb., 1, 2019!!
New York Transit Museum 2/20
Books of Wonder panel 2/20 NYC with illustrator E.B. Lewis
CCIRA panel Denver 2/20

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