On the Road with Snickerdoodle
Since Snickerdoodle”™ books premiered at Book Expo
in 2005, winning the Mom's Choice Award, the author has done
bookstore appearances, book signings/storytimes, and school visits
in the Washington, DC metro area, and she has exhibited Snickerdoodle
at professional conferences for teachers, school library media
specialists, and book festivals in several states.
Here are some of the highlights of Snickerdoodle’s travels!
- Hooray for Books children’s bookstore, Alexandria, VA
- "SAFE" Benefit dinner for domestic violence prevention services, Culpeper, VA.
- The Storytellers Children's Bookstore, Occoquan, VA
- Amazement Square, Rightsmire Children's Museum, Lynchburg, VA
- Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, Arlington, VA
- Borders Express,
- Barnes and Noble stores, Northern Virginia
Festivals and Fairs:
- Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville
- St. Petersburg,
FL Festival of Reading
- Decatur, GA Book Festival
- Texas Book Festival, Austin
- The Virginia Peanut Festival, Emporia
- Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, Fairfax, Virginia
- "Arts & Stripes" family festival, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
Professional Conferences and Book Trade Shows:
- Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
of Virginia Homeschoolers
- Virginia Early Childhood Education Association
- Book Expo
America (New York City, Washington, DC)
- American Library Association
Midwinter Show (Seattle)
- American Association of School Librarians
- Chicago Toy & Game
- Virginia Library Association
- Virginia Educational Media Association
- National Association for
the Education of Young Children
- National Storytelling Conference
- Texas Library Association
- Kids Need to Read (Mesa, AZ) : National nonprofit literacy program providing books to low-income families, schools.
- Wish You Well Foundation, Feeding Body & Mind Program (National books/literacy outreach program for low-income or homeless children)
- The Soho Center (Madison, VA) Children's books/literacy outreach program for low-income families
Clare and friendly cowboy/Sheriff at Texas Book Festival
- National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX
- First Book (Washington, DC): National nonprofit literacy advocacy/outreach
organization providing new books to low-income families with young
- The Volunteer Center (Torrance, CA): Hurricane Katrina
special relief fund, and Operation Teddy Bear
- The Reading Connection
(Arlington, VA): Literacy program for young children in 13 homeless
shelters in DC metro area and Northern Virginia
- The Children's Book
Project (San Francisco, CA): Literacy outreach for at-risk kids.
Project (New Mexico): Literacy outreach project for at-risk kids.
Ambassador Program: Delegation of professional storytellers to
Russia, with visits to children's schools
- Libraries: Boston, Massachusetts; Fairfax County,
VA; Loudoun County, VA; Habersham County, GA
- Schools: Selected preschools
in Northern Virginia; Lab schools (early childhood teacher training
programs) at Stephens College, Columbia, MO, and at The Principia
Preschool, St. Louis, MO.
Snickerdoodle books, CDs, and toys have also been donated upon request by various PTAs and school libraries throughout the USA for charitable fundraising and auctions.