Award-winning children's book author Aubre Andrus is available for:
in-person author visits in the Los Angeles area
school-wide assemblies and literacy nights
virtual visits around the country with classrooms, after-school programs, book clubs, scout troops, and libraries.
She offers 30 minute free virtual visits (15 min presentation with 15 min q+a) for those who buy a complete collection (5 books) of The Look Up Series.
Please reach out for more information on fees for in-person school visits, school-wide assemblies, and school literacy nights.
Request an author visit in the form on the contact page.
STEAM Activity: Toy Engineer Challenge
Aubre can help lead a Toy Engineer Challenge or Theme Park Design Challenge based on the women in STEM career role models in The Look Up Series. It's a great 25 minute activity for classrooms, troop meetings, and STEM labs. All you need is pencil and paper (and the free provided printables)!
Nonfiction and How to Write Biographies
Aubre has written both fiction and nonfiction. Her favorite kind of writing is narrative nonfiction, which is a blend of the two. She talks about her journalism background and how interviews and research can help students write biographies like those in The Look Up Series. She also loves to share her experiences writing all different kinds of cool nonfiction from craft books to cookbooks to science experiments.
Aubre has written over 50 books for kids for American Girl, Disney, Scholastic, and more! That means she has a lot of experience overcoming writer's block, revising (again and again!), and tackling tough assignments. One of her favorite tips is that you don't have to start from the beginning—you can start in the middle if that's what's inspiring you most right now!
How Books are Made
Aubre has been published by American Girl, National Geographic Kids, Disney, Scholastic, and more, but she also runs her own indie publishing company. So she knows all about how a book gets made from the idea to the writing to the design to the printing press. Kids love to hear how long it takes a book to get made—sometimes it takes two years!