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Upcoming Author Visits

Upcoming authors & literacy specialists for 2020/21 

Author Visit

 ➡ Ethan Long, Award-winning children’s author-illustrator

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Ethan Long is an internationally recognized children’s book author and illustrator with 110 titles to his credit, which include action-packed Happy County children’s book series, Fright Club, illustrations for the Stick Dog/Cat series, Tickle the Duck, One Drowsy Dragon, Big Cat, Chamelia and the New Kid in Class, and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winning, Up, Tall and High! In the television world, he is the creator of the Emmy-Nominated animated preschool series Tasty Time With Zefronk, which aired daily on The Disney Channel from 2008-2016.  He has just completed an exciting project on Scribbles & Ink interactive online series working with PBS KIDS!



Available: April 20-29, 2020 (Postponed due to Covid-19 induced school closures. New date to be confirmed once school resumes)

Please download Ethan Long’ bio, schedule & costs here

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 ➡ Ed Vere, New York Times best-selling writer-illustrator

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Ed Vere is the artist in residence at the Born Free Foundation.His latest book ‘How to be a Lion’ is the winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2019 and was also selected as one of’s best books of 2018 as well as being an NPR great choice for 2018. It is an EB White Read Aloud Honor Book. In 2009, Ed was the official World Book Day illustrator and Mr Big was (UK) Booktrust’s official bedtime book, reaching 750,000 British schoolchildren– the largest single print run for a picture book!



Available: June 10-20, 2020 (Also postponed till further notice)

Please download Ethan Long’ bio, schedule & costs here

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Early Childhood Education & Literacy Experts

 ➡ Julie Fowlkes, reading specialist


With over 40 years of experience in the literacy field, Julie encourages parents to practice a daily reading routine at home and helps to alleviate any worries and fears parents may have with regards to challenges they are facing. She empowers teachers to use great books and fun reading strategies and materials to ensure their students have a very positive connection with books and a joyfully literate classroom.



Available:  November  2020

  • Julie Fowlkes, reading specialist who developed Bring Me a Book’s award-wining First Teacher’s Training curriculum.
  • Suitable for: Parents/Teachers of 0-8 years old


Julie’s popular reading workshops for PARENTS

November 2020



For those (private) schools/organizations interested to invite Bring Me Book trainers, storytellers, children’s authors and literacy experts to your school/organization or to host a private session at our office or your venue, please contact our Program Manager, Doris Chan at for more details.


Past Visits