Caroline Starr Rose

Author Website: Caroline Starr Rose - Skype An Author Network
Author Address: Albuquerque, NM, USA

Genres: middle grade, historical fiction, poetry, novel-in-verse, contemporary fiction, picture book

Presentations: Samples below. Please contact me if you'd like to go another direction. I'm flexible!

For classrooms:
Stick Man Character Development: Using a simple graphic organizer, students will learn to create well-rounded characters with specific traits represented by various parts of the body.

Poetry 101: This introduction to poetry helps kids understand poetry is accessible, fun, and not just for girls. Students will learn poetry basics, experience a variety of poetry, and create class and individual poems.

Buckboards, Buffalo Chips, and Bloomers: A hands-on presentation about life on the 1870s frontier.

The Writing Process, From Idea to Publication: A glimpse into the ways authors work, including a question and answer session.

For teachers and librarians:
After-School Book Clubs: From mother-daughter book clubs to Author of the Month lunch meetings at the school library, this workshop will equip participants to think through the ways they can facilitate their own book groups or how they might present the idea to local schools, neighbors, libraries, or bookstores. The presentation incorporates strategies on forming groups, planning what to read, keeping kids active, spreading the word, and pitfalls to avoid. Sample handouts include actual book lists from an after-school historical-fiction book club, guidelines for participants, a tip sheet for parents, ways teachers and librarians might encourage participation, and activities that enhance discussion.

Where in the World are We Reading -- Bringing Literature into the Social Studies Classroom: Learn about easy ways to incorporate historical fiction into your social studies curriculum. Based on the author’s own experiences in the classroom, this presentation highlights a literature-based project that can be easily altered to fit any grade or social studies strand.

Audiences: 4-7 grades

Available Times: I’d like to work with your schedule.

Please contact to discuss. No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

No Cost Meet the Author Visit: 15 minutes

In-Depth Visit Length: 30-45 minutes

In-Depth Visit Cost: $50-75

Prerequisites: Familiarity with my book, email with teacher, print up and distribute handouts, if necessary. Classrooms should prepare for an in-depth Skype author visit the same as an in-person author visit.


Affiliations: The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, The Class of 2k12 (debut middle-grade and young adult novelists), former upper elementary and middle school English and social studies teacher.

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