Balkin Buddies is a service offering authors and artists for speaking engagements in school, libraries, and at conferences.
The client list is top notch and includes such talents as Avi, Jennifer Armstrong, Joseph Bruchac, Margery Cuyler, Alex Flinn, Bobbi Katz, M.E. Kerr, Mary Lankford, Anna Myers, Kevin O'Malley, Elaine Scott, Diane Stanley, and Terry Trueman (among others).
Listings are provided: by state; by grade level; and by authors visiting certain areas.
Plus, the site also provides an answer to the ever-popular question: which imprint or publisher is owned by which publishing house?
Book Talk With Joseph Bruchac from Lee & Low Books on Native American children's literature.
Navigating The Neighborhood by Jennifer Armstrong from the Riverbank Review (a discussion about fictional and real-life settings for children). See also her article on Search and Research. Her "under redesign" site is clever and well worth a look.
Using Biography And Other Children's Literature In The Classroom: A Chat With Diane Stanley from the International Reading Association.