School Visits

“RAISING READERS,

ONE BOOK AT A TIME”

 

                                                                                                                               

Silly Yaya School visits are fun, lively and promote student participation.  I love coming to schools to interact with students. Author visits are an exciting way to promote the love of reading. When children meet an author, they have a connection to books, and that helps to instill a lifelong love of reading.  For a visit to your school, contact me at SillyYaya@SillyYaya.com

    

                                                     Teacher and Librarian Testimonials

Violet Favero visited our Grammar School to share Unkie Munkie with our K-2 students.  She was upbeat, engaging and very easy to work with!  Her presentation was hands-on and we enjoyed seeing student volunteers as her helpers and the props used to make our book hunting for clues fun for all!  We also felt lucky to have two copies of her books signed and donated to our school library so we can keep enjoying her titles.  Thank you Violet!     Torrie Phillips, Media Specialist. Coventry Grammar School, Coventry, CT

I had Silly Yaya come to my school as an author visit last year and all my kindergarten and first grade students were able to be part of her presentation.  To prepare my students for her visit, Silly Yaya sent me worksheets and data on the many animals that were included in her newest title “Unkie Munkie Lives at The Zoo.”  My students were so excited to finally meet this author and hear her read her newest title.  “Unkie Munkie Lives at The Zoo” is a beautifully illustrated paperback picture book that gives young students an opportunity to question whether or not Unkie Munkie really lives at the zoo.  Students will look high and low for clues to answer their question.  While reading “Unkie Munkie Lives at The Zoo”, Silly Yaya used props to excite students and had upper level students assist with her presentation, making everyone feel special.  This story will be a great read aloud between child and parent and the special bond that they have together.  Silly Yaya was a pleasure to work with and students were able to see her excitement to work with such a large group of students.  Charleen Forba-MacCain, School Librarian, Chairperson of District Library/Media, Marshall Elementary School, Newark, DE

Author/Illustrator Violet Favero visited our elementary school and did a wonderful retelling of her book Unkie Munkie Lives at The Zoo.  The presentation was very interactive and Mrs. Favero is a wonderful storyteller.  The students were engaged and excited to share their knowledge about different animals at the zoo.  Mrs. Favero led them on a journey through the book discovering the clues to find out if Unkie Munkie really lives at the zoo.  Our primary students really enjoyed her school visit.  Heather Rehrer, Media Specialist, Croton Elementary School, Melbourne, FL

The Silly Yaya (aka Violet Favero), is a fun and energetic author/storyteller.  She has performed at our library to kids of all ages.  She also performed at the Melbourne Square Mall’s story time grand opening.  Her book (Unkie Munkie Lives at The Zoo), is very creative, and is told with much insight from a child’s point of view.  She tells the story with interactive props and a lot of excitement that keeps the children’s attention.  We can’t wait to have her back.  I highly recommend has as a performer for any program you may consider.  Katherine Fuhrig, Head of Youth Services, Franklin DeGroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay, FL

We loved having Silly Yaya visit our school.  Her stories are very entertaining and her presentation was very inspiring.  I loved that she encouraged using context clues and critical thinking.  We have a lot of future authors/illustrators in our classroom now!  Lindsay Willis, Kindergarten Teacher, Newark Charter School, Newark, DE

                                                            Choose Your Type of School Visit 

                                                           

 All school visit types include the signing and personalization of books that may be pre- ordered from the author prior to the visit.

                                                             Previous School/Library Events

Franklin DeGroodt Memorial Library,
Palm Bay, FL
June 20, 2018

 

 

 

This is the biggest thank you note I have ever received! I love it! Thank you to the first grade students at Suntree Elementary School.

Suntree Elementary School,           Suntree, FL
March 2, 2018
First Grade Writing Workshop

 

Longleaf Elementary School,    Melbourne, FL
March 1, 2018.

A big thank you goes out to Eddy Kledzik, Library Media Specialist and Patti Henning, Literacy Coach for all your work in preparation for my visit.

The amazing students at Longleaf Elementary School.

 

Golfview Elementary School, Rockledge, Fl
January 22, 2018
Author Panel for students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades featuring authors Violet Favero and Jaimie Engel.

 

Franklin DeGroodt Library, Palm Bay, FL
June 22, 2017

 

West Melbourne Public Library, June 20, 2017

Coloring Unkie Munkie Coloring Pages              West Melbourne Public Library,                         West Melbourne, FL
June 20, 2017

 

Croton Elementary School,                            March 14, 2017
What a wonderful group of Pre-K thru 2nd grade students. Thank you Mrs. Rehrer for having me visit. The students had such great questions.

 

Manatee Elementary School, Family Fun Night, March 3, 2017. Thank you for having me participate in the fun activities!

Manatee Elementary School, Family Fun Night,
March 3, 2017.                     Thank you for having me participate in the fun activities!

 

Suntree Elementary School, March 3, 2017 Thank you Mrs. Imka for having me visit. I had so much fun!

Suntree Elementary School,                             March 3, 2017
Thank you Mrs. Imka for having me visit. I had so much fun!

 

Thank you Mrs. Huston for having me visit your school. I loved the flowers!

Thank you Mrs. Huston for having me visit your school. I loved the flowers!

Surrounded by the wonderful students at Ralph Williams Elementary School. March 2, 2017

Surrounded by the wonderful students at Ralph Williams Elementary School. March 2, 2017

Ralph Williams Elementary School. March 2, 2017

Ralph Williams Elementary School. March 2, 2017

 

 

Manatee Elementary School, Viera, FL February 24, 2017

Manatee Elementary School, Viera, FL
February 24, 2017

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Is it a Munkie or a Monkey?

Thank you Mrs. Kuhblank for including me in your Read Across America Day presentation.

Thank you Mrs. Kuhblank for including me in your Read Across America Day presentation. Your students were great zookeeper sleuths!

 

Holland Elementary School February 15, 2017

Holland Elementary School, Satellite Beach, FL
February 15, 2017

 

 

 

Thank you to the kindergarten and first grade classes at Holland Elementary School for being such a great audience and for your wonderful participation.

Thank you to the kindergarten and first grade classes at Holland Elementary School for being such a great audience and for your wonderful participation.

 

Coventry Grammar School, Coventry, CT November 2016

Investigating the clues at Coventry Grammar School

Coventry Grammar School, Coventry, CT November 2016

Coventry Grammar School, Coventry, CT                                                   November 2016

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Thank you to the Media Center Specialists, Mrs. Torrie Phillips and Mrs. Russell for having me visit your school. I had so much fun reading to your 353 students!

 

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Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Newark, DE, November 2016

Thank you to the kindergaten and first grades classes at Turgood Marshall Elementary School for being such an outstanding audience and for your great participation!

Thank you to the kindergarten and first grade classes at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School for being such an outstanding audience and for your great participation! I loved all the hugs and “high-fives”.   November 2016

Calendar of Previous and Upcoming School/Library Visits

This is where I went to Elementary School and fell in love with reading!

This is where I went to Elementary School and fell in love with reading!

Coventry Grammar School, Coventry, CT, November 4, 2016

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Newark, DE, November 10, 2016

Spessard Holland Elementary School, Satellite Beach, FL, February 15, 2017

Manatee Elementary School, Viera, FL, February 24, 2017

Ralph Williams Elementary School, Viera, FL, March 2, 2017

Suntree Elementary School, Suntree, FL, March 3, 2017

Family Night, Manatee Elementary School, Viera, FL, March 3, 2017

Croton Elementary School, Melbourne, FL, March 14, 2017

West Melbourne Public Library, West Melbourne, FL, June 20, 2017

Franklin T. DeGroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay, FL, June 22, 2017

Little Free Library, Grand Opening, Melbourne Square Mall, Melbourne, FL, October 27, 2017

Golfview Elementary School, Rockledge, FL, January 22, 2018

Longleaf Elementary School, Melbourne, FL, March 1, 2018

Suntree Elementary School, Suntree, FL, March 2, 2018

Newark Charter School, Newark, DE, April 13, 2018

Franklin T. DeGroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay, FL, June 20, 2018

Franklin T. DeGroodt Memorial Library, Palm Bay, FL, July 11, 2018

Maple Street Elementary School, Vernon, CT, October 30, 2018

Authors in a Box, Indian River Mall, Vero Beach, FL, December 8, 2018

 

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