Author Visits

Workshop: “Enchanted Journeys”

Join Kimberley on a trip across time to explore the magic of the Southwest through her novels. Time travel, historical events and wars as well as Hispanic and Native American culture open up new worlds of ideas and communication between kids, librarians and teachers through the stories and issues contained within her books. With a fascinating Power Point Presentation and some of Kimberley’s favorite books, she shows the writing process: how to get ideas for stories, how to HOOK your reader, shaping and structuring, re-writing, editing, and publication. Recommended for Grades 4-8.

The presentation is interactive, lasts about 50-60 minutes, and includes an intriguing Imagination Exercise set against extraordinary music as well as time for questions from the audience.

Workshop: “The Creative Diary”

Students will discover the joy of their Imagination and the writing process. During this workshop, they will produce two short stories. Dig into the Imagination Box, go on a wild journey through your own mind and then write, write, write! Fun and provocative exercises that will get the writing juices flowing. Even reluctant writers will love this fresh approach!

Groups of up to 200 can be accommodated. A library works well, of course, but the gym or cafeteria can also be used. Recommended for Grades 3-8.

About the Author: Kimberley Griffiths Little is the recipient of the Southwest Book Award, the Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, a Crystal Kite Finalist, New Mexico Book Award Finalist and has been listed with the Bank Street College Best Books of 2011 and 2013. Her novels have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and ALA Booklist. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a member of SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Do something different! Capture the magic of books, reading, and writing – and give your students an experience they will never forget!

For school visits, bookstores, conferences or workshop bookings – or if you’d like one of Kimberley’s brochures:

Contact Kimberley at

Reviews from schools:

“Thanks so much for sharing your passion of writing with the Los Lunas journalism students. I am confident that you have planted seeds of hope in the minds and spirits of young writers. Keep up the great work!”
Rick Cole, Newspaper Teacher, Los Lunas High School, New Mexico

“Thank you so much for sharing your “magic” with our students. You are an inspiration!”
Annie Huggins, Librarian, Georgia O’Keefe Elementary, Albuquerque

“Ms. Little captivated her audiences and was the highlight of our annual reading program. Students started asking for her new book (The Last Snake Runner) the day after she left!”
Thomas Panackia, District Media Consultant, West Bloomfield, MI

“Having author Kimberley Griffiths Little at our school was my student’s favorite day of the year! The presentation was informative and fun and her books are terrific, exciting to read, and the kids loved them.”
Kirsten Werk, 4th grade teacher, Parkside Elementary, Pittsburg, California

Teacher’s Guides for Kimberley’s Books:

The Time of the Fireflies Teacher’s Guide

The Healing Spell Teacher’s Guide

Circle of Secrets Teacher’s Guide

When the Butterflies Came Teacher’s Guide

Don’t forget to check out these Mother/Daughter Book Club Guides:

The Time of the Fireflies Mother Daughter Book Club Guide

When the Butterflies Came Mother-Daughter Book Club Guide

Circle of Secrets Mother-Daughter Book Club Guide

The Healing Spell Mother-Daughter Book Club Guide

Skype Visits:

Kimberley is happy to do Skype visits for schools, classes, or book clubs.

Email Kimberley at for details


For author appearances — including festivals, conferences, and virtual visits via Skype — please contact Antonio Gonzalez at Scholastic Inc.