Jacqueline Leigh believes in educating our children through fun, entertaining, and interactive readings. She offers three different types of visits.
Personal Author Reading
In this 20-minute visit, the author will come to the classroom and read one of her picture books. Following the reading, students will partake in a fun and interactive craft with the author. Teachers can choose from her four picture books, catering the experience to their classroom.
This presentation is recommended for preschool.
Fundamental Picture Book Presentation
This 30-minute presentation takes students on the journey of becoming an author. Students will learn how the author gets her book ideas, what it’s like to write the story and how to get it published. Throughout the presentation, students will gain a better understanding of the jobs of an author, illustrator and publisher. Props will be used to enhance the experience. Author Jacqueline Leigh will conclude by reading her picture book, SKEDADDLE. The floor will then be open for Q&A by students and staff.
This presentation is recommended for K – 1st Grade
Comprehensive Author Presentation
In this 30-minute presentation, students will be inspired to take a unique and creative look at the world. They will gain the tools to research and explore topics for stories. The author will share her experiences with planning, revising and editing the manuscript. This will include the importance of fact checking and working in conjunction with her editor and publisher. Included in the presentation will be a special video from the illustrator, giving students a behind the scenes look at creating the book. Author Jacqueline Leigh will share the many different ways you can utilize writing through her past careers as a copywriter, journalist and children’s author. The author will conclude by reading excerpts from her latest book, THE GEORGIA GUIDE TO QUIRKY QUESTIONS. The floor will then be open for Q&A by students and staff.
This presentation is recommended for 2nd – 5th Grade
If you are interested in having Jacqueline Leigh visit your school, fill out the form below.
“Thank you SO much for your visit yesterday morning. The entire grade level enjoyed your visit and the teachers have not stopped talking about how great you were! We appreciate you taking the time to visit, tell us about your journey and how you continue to write based upon small moments. This was great for the kids to hear as we continue into our school year and focus on how to be great writers.”
Alex Pagano, 2nd Grade Teacher, Alston Ridge Elementary
“Hearing Jacqueline Boeheim speak was a wonderful experience for my students. Not only did she talk to them about her job as a children’s author, but she also taught them about critical life skills like perseverance and bravery. She encouraged my students to take risks and never give up. She did a wonderful job engaging all of the students in my school, from kindergarten to 5th grade. I’d thoroughly recommend her!”
Alexis Kagel, Music Teacher, Hortons Creek Elementary
“Author Jacqueline Leigh brought in a really impressive crowd last Saturday, and one would have never guessed that it was her first ever book signing!
Ms. Leigh filled the room from the moment she walked forward. She engaged the crowd from the beginning by asking them about their own dreams and sharing some of her own. She set the stage by introducing characters Ford and Red and giving a little description of each, and as she read the book she totally became Ford and Red. The audience was hanging on her every word as they waited on the edge of their seats to find out where the characters’ dreams would take them next. She took the audience along the journey with Ford and Red commanded their attention with every page.
It was quite obvious this book was a labor of love for Ms. Leigh, and it is evident that her heart and soul is on every single page.”
Shannan Wade, Youth Specialist, Post Road Branch