With my first few books on their way, I’m preparing to dip my toe into the school visit pond. I’ve put together a video that captures some of my inspirations. What do you think?
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Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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12 thoughts on “A Foray Into School Visits”
I love it! The music really heightens the excitement.
It was fun to play with. iMovie certainly makes things easy!
I think it’s terrific! 🙂 Very exciting and dramatic!
Thanks Susanna! I’m hoping to do a few school visits this year. If you have any pointers, let me know. I know you are an expert. 🙂
Excellent job! Did u take a movie class? I just took one for updating my teaching license (Movie Maker). This will be a great introduction to your “speech.”
You are too funny, Tina. It’s all drag and drop with iMovie. I use the “trailer” template. Even the music was included.
I’ll have to try iMovie; I have it on my iPad. My daughter was playing w/it the other day. Maybe it’s easier than Movie Maker. 🙂
Wow, very impressive! The kids will love the music and the flash! Thanks for sharing, and good luck with your school visits.
Thanks Sara. I’m hoping to line up a few visits this year. It should be fun.
I really am impressed. Great job. Wish you a lot of luck with your school visits.
That is a wonderful movie! I love the music and the opening! :)I use Microsoft Movie Maker, and it has great features, but I always have to refresh my memory on what does what. Maybe I’ll try iMovie on my Mom’s iPad? 🙂
iMovie is totally drag and drop, Erik, and a ton of fun. I think you should try it on the iPad. I think you could make some fantastic trailers.