Deciding to Host a Visit
Finding the Right Fit

Bringing in the right author or illustrator can make all the difference. Not sure who would be good for your class or school? Do some research with the help of your librarian, media specialist or teaching team. Try to find an author/illustrator whose books match the students’ interests, ages and reading levels.

Once you have an idea of some of the people who may match your needs, peruse the listing of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt authors/illustrators who currently visit schools, what they charge and what kinds of programs they offer. Please also search our site to research authors and illustrators and find promotional biographies, press releases and teacher guides that you can download. Many authors/illustrators also have their own websites that describe their presentations. Check them out!

If you would like more information on specific authors and their presentations, please fax your request to Children’s Books Publicity, 617-351-1111, or email the Children’s Publicity Department.