Michelle Anaya

              Children’s author of digital and interactive stories

                            School and Library visits
                   Educational and Interactive Fun!                                                                                   

I love school and library visits! 

Reading is fun and even the most reluctant readers will have fun with interactive books.

"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs is good for him." - Maya Angelou

What happens on author visits?

  • The students will get excited about reading, writing, and getting an insight into the creative process. They will be more interested in the visit and will get more out of it when your school prepares them.
  • Hosting an author visit is one of the best things you can do for your students because it connects children to books in a deeper way. It gives children an appreciation of the process that creates the books and apps they love plus it offers them the opportunity to interact with a professional author/illustrator. 
  • Most importantly … it’s fun!

Presentations are tailored to the groups according to grade and might include the following:

Interactivity Introduction

Video demonstration on book apps

Story time

Storytime consists of reading a story with the use of props 

You’re a writer too!

Group activity to create the characters, settings and story ideas for a picture book

Imagination Station

Artistic activities relating to the stories ex: Create your own monster, emotion identification worksheets, mazes & cross words. 

Game time

Trivia: Fun Ferret facts or Name that music instrument based on sight and sounds.

Book a Reading

Please contact me if you are interested in a school or library visit! My rates are very reasonable  to cover my basic expenses and I would love to come visit your school. I do ask that the school advertise my visit at least one to two weeks prior to the reading and send a flyer home with each of the children. There are downloadable flyers we provide the school. 

Monster Jam posters are also available to put around the school and book markers will be available as a giveaway for the children.

Virtual visits via Skype or Facetime for are available

To learn more about Michelle and her book/book apps, please visit: www.bluesandpiper.com

Order books on Barnes & Noble or Amazon, all apps are available for download on 

iPad, iPhone and Android devices via the author website or app stores

             College/Career Day                       Robertson Elementary School                                             Frisco TX
"Thank you so much again for coming to speak to our classes. The kids truly enjoyed it and so did I. You are very talented! I really appreciated you taking time out of your day to come." - L.Lee 3rd Grade

Apps With Curriculum: provides educators with a course of study for each app that is cross curricular in subject areas and involves technology with education. And for the public educators who need it, it provides alignment to Common Core Standards. 

Click on links below to download visit materials

School Visit Flyer 

School Visit hand outs

Grendel's Great Escape Activities

   Click on links below to download 

Fun Ferret Facts

A-mazing fun - Easy

A-mazing fun - Medium
A-mazing fun - Difficult

Word find

Cross words 

Swirly Maze

Color sample

         Monster fest Activities

Click on links below to download 

Monster Maze - Easy

Monster fest - Swirly maze

Monster Moods

Word find

Fun facts Cross Words

Writing Activity