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!

Clare readingBook Signings:

  • 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, Fairfax, VA
  • 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

Book ExpoProfessional Conferences and Book Trade Shows:

  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Organization 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 Fair
  • Virginia Library Association
  • Virginia Educational Media Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • National Storytelling Conference
  • Texas Library Association

Book Donations:

  • 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 cowboy at Texas Book Festival
    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 children
  • 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.
  • Literacy-Leamos Project (New Mexico): Literacy outreach project for at-risk kids.
  • People-to-People 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.

Clare with dog characters

Clare at Workhouse Arts Day