Lexington author Randi Lynn Mrvos is the editor of Kid’s Imagination Train, on online publication dedicated to promoting writers and encouraging children to read and to learn. She has a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Medical Technology and worked at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for over twenty years. When she retired, she began writing stories for children. More than 30 of her picture book manuscripts have won awards.
Randi writes articles and stories for children’s magazines and adult publications. Her work has been published in The Christian Science Monitor and Mothering as well as Highlights for Children, Appleseeds, and Fun for Kidz. Her debut book Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell has received awards from Writer's Digest, the Alabama Writer's Conclave, and the Tennessee Mountain Writers.
Presentation: The school visit begins with a discussion of the students’ summer vacations. Then, we talk about how books have beginnings, middles and endings. We discuss where the story begins and take a look at the characters on the cover. Students listen to the book being read. Afterward, we talk about the themes of the story. The students will get to know Charlie, the model for Maggie’s dog Trooper who lives in Lexington. The session wraps up with several hands-on activities.
Benefits: Maggie and the Summer Vacation Show-and-Tell helps start conversations about problem-solving. It is also a springboard for discussing animal adoption, peer pressure, values, and sharing.
Grades: First grade - third grade
Group size: Visits work best with about fifteen to twenty students. Limit 4 presentations per day.
Time of session: About thirty minutes
Book Orders: Autographed books may be purchased.
Preparing students for an author visit: Teachers can have discussions or plan activities around these themes: pets, pet adoption, summer vacations and souvenirs. Students may go http://www.randilynnmrvos.com to write questions or to learn more about the author and the book. To create excitement and curiosity, teachers can the students watch a video about the book at https://studio.stupeflix.com/v/o01UT3hFwbgW/
Contact me at Rlmrvos@gmail.com or at 859-576-1573 to schedule a visit.