Schools and Libraries

Visits and Workshops

Keystone-School-Visit-ProgramI love visiting with readers and writers of all ages. I’m available for high-energy, interactive presentations, workshops, school visits and storytimes customized to meet your needs. To inquire about programs, availability and rates please e-mail me.Keystone-School-Visit-T-Shirts

How about an author spot for your school?

An Author Spot is a FREE mini-commercial – created by a children’s author – which a school can broadcast to promote their book fair to kids and parents. It’s nothing fancy, simply a 30-second to 1-minute webcam, YouTube video of a children’s author giving a shout-out about his/her books along with a personalized promotion for the book fair. To inquire about a free Author Spot click here!


“Jean Reidy was too wonderful!  Jean greeted students, teachers and parents with warmth and excitement.  Our students, from 5-10-years-old, enjoyed her interactive presentations.  It’s been two months since her visit and students are still connecting with Jean and her work.  She is inspiring!”

Jeanette Vilagi, Keystone School, San Antonio, TX

“Sensational!!  What a treat!!  Students loved Jean’s visit. Their participation in a fashion show and “bop orchestra” was more than fun. With Jean, learning is always a primary companion to her delightful entertainment.”

Karen Schlipman, St. Thomas More School, Centennial, CO

 “My kids LOVED the LIGHT UP THE NIGHT dance and detective game. Thank you for making your presentation interactive and including so many helpers. They were thrilled to participate. It was wonderful.”

Linda Deits, St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, CO

“I loved that you involved the children in your presentation and the ‘wheel’ where children picked a way to enhance and change their ideas. They couldn’t wait to write!”

Kelly Imus, Christ the King School, South Bend, IN

“Thank you sooooooooooooo much for giving our students such an amazing look into one of your books and connecting it to what they are learning in the classroom! You were all the talk in the hallways after the programs! It was so wonderful to see our students so excited about a book! I just can’t thank you enough!!”

Tonya Martin, Warren Township Schools, Indianapolis, IN., Skype Visit

“Once again, you were just wonderful with my students. They were enthralled and so excited about meeting you. It was a great experience for them and for me too.”

Laurie Verdeschi, Tuckahoe Common School District, Southampton, NY., Skype Visit

“I really enjoyed the visit! It was fun and engaging. The kids really enjoyed it and kept asking me to read your books and wanted to read them during DEAR time.”

Amdrea VanVooren, Kennedy Primary Academy, South Bend, IN

“Thank you SO much for your interactive visit today. It was fantastic! Our students loved it and talked about it all day. One of my students said that after hearing you talk about how some of our students might want to write or illustrate, he’s decided to become an illustrator. How great is that? 🙂 The Skype visit was kid-friendly and perfectly geared for us. The students were very excited to meet you. It was just a perfect way to start our day! Thank you!!!”

Vickie Johnson, Suisun Elementary, Suisun, CA, Skype Visit
“Teachers, tell your students to get their pencils ready! Jean Reidy will inspire them to write. She delights in sharing her writing and her process with students. Not only did my class love her books, especially Pup 681, but they found her enthusiastic and encouraging. Jean talks about getting ideas, how illustrations enhance writing, and how to create stories with characters, settings, and problems. By the end of her time, my third-grade students felt like they could be writers themselves.”
Trecie Warner, Lois Lenski Elementary, Centennial, CO
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