A Storytime Bootcamp

School visits and author events can be stressful, especially when you don't feel like a natural-born reader/storyteller. But author and children's librarian Carter Higgins has you covered.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Essential features for an excellent storytime.
  • Confidence-boosting crowd engagement tricks for school visits, bookstore readings, and even one-on-one with your own kids.
  • How thinking of your book's ultimate performance can help even while drafting your works in progress.
  • How to leverage the picture book form for storytelling and connecting with readers.
  • And much more!

Your Instructor

Carter Higgins
Carter Higgins
Carter Higgins is a librarian at an independent school in Los Angeles. She is the author of

A RAMBLER STEALS HOME (HMH, February 2017), and three picture books from Chronicle: THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE (Fall 2017 with Lucy Ruth Cummins), EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A TREEHOUSE(2018 with Emily Hughes), and BIKES FOR SALE (2019 with Zachariah O'Hora). She is an Emmy-winning visual effects and motion graphics artist. She writes about picture books and graphic design at her blog, Design of the Picture Book. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @carterhiggins.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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