by Melissa Bunin Rooney
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book covers below
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Stores that carry the book (all of which are
worth visiting with your kids):
* The Regulator Bookshop (Durham, NC)
* Brewed Awakening Coffee and Book Shop (Danville, VA)
* Morehead Planetarium (Chapel Hill, NC),
* Virginia Museum of Natural History (Martinsville, VA)
* Danville Science Center (Danville, VA).
Unfortunately I haven't been able to get Durham's Museum of Life and Science to even
consider letting me do a free workshop/reading, much less carry my book. But cultures do
change over time ;-)
Calling All PTA's and Schools within a 1-hour drive of Durham, NC!
Let me be a part of your school's celebration of Science, Art, Literacy and Life. It
costs nothing but your time (to contact and schedule me).
Earth Day and/or Creek Week: My schedule permitting, I would love to visit your
school during these themes and read my STEM-based children's book, *Fate of a
Frog*. The book has recently been retired in preparation for a second, hard-cover
edition coming out next year. But I have a few old copies; and I love reading the story to
elementary-school children. Here's more info on the book (including a few reviews): https://www.amazon.com/Fate-Melissa-Bunin-Rooney-Ph-D/dp/1497400384
Science Night/Day/Week: I'd read *Eddie the Electron*
(Amberjack Publishing, 2015): https://amberjackpublishing.com/books/eddie-the-electron/
. The sequel, *Eddie
Moves Out*, is being released by Amberjack this June 17th: https://amberjackpublishing.com/books/eddie-electron-moves/.
Space and time permitting, I can also bring my electronic snap circuits, so the kids can
build simple circuits and see electrons in action.
Seuss/Read Across America Day/Night/Week: As detailed on the back cover, *Fate of a
Frog* is literally a Seuss-based picture book and, like so many of His books, is
written in perfect iambic pentameter. In fact, after reading for a local elementary
school's Read-Across-America day a few weeks ago, I received the best compliment *ever*
(as my 6YO would say), when a second-grader pointed to me in the hall and said excitedly
to his friend, "She's a real author and Doctor, just like Dr. Seuss."
Book Fairs: I can also come to Book-Fair-related events during the school
day or in the evening, depending on my schedule.
Note: I am happy to visit schools within a one-hour drive from Durham (NC) free of charge, schedule permitting; and I am happy to visit schools (throughout the US (and beyond!) for
reasonable reimbursement of travel expenses (airfare or value for miles traveled by car) and accommodation ($0 if staying at a volunteer parent's house the evening of the event.)
For pre-K and Kindergarten classes, I can always read the much shorter, *I Chalk*
if you feel this is a better fit. For reviews, see https://www.amazon.com/Chalk-Dr-Melissa-Rooney-Ph-D/dp/1492875651.
If I am available during the time(s) you'd like me to visit, I will be there!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my love of literacy and science with
children from all socioeconomic backgrounds.