School Visit Info

A visit from an author or an illustrator is a great way to bring attention to the fun of reading. Meeting the author or illustrator of a favorite book can result in inspired readers!

To have an author/illustrator visit your school please contact Donna Spurlock at (800) 225-3214, ext. 122, or via email at

Please keep in mind that most authors/illustrators charge a fee, plus travel, when visiting schools. Charlesbridge does not take part in negotiating this fee. Charlesbridge does not pay authors/illustrators’ travel expenses for school visits. Below, find information for ordering books, ideas for planning a unique and fun event, and downloadable publicity material.

Ideas for a Successful Event

Ordering and Returning Books

Bios, Interviews, and Photos


Buy Local, Find a Local Bookseller on our Indie Bookstores List or by visiting

Many booksellers partner with their local schools to provide books for author/illustrator visits.

Everyone benefits when you keep it in your community.