Oh, The Places I’ve Been

I’ve been fortunate to visit lots of great schools and meet thousands of kids. Below is a sample of the places I’ve visited, and to most of them I was actually invited. I’ve found merely walking into a gym and starting to present stuff isn’t always appreciated without permission. I’m visiting new places all the time. Maybe your school will be next?

The list includes both in-person and virtual visits and are in absolutely no particular order.

Star Center School, Pell Lake, WI

Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL

Crafton Elementary, Crafton PA

Sunset Palms Elementary, Palm Beach FL

Ivy Hill Elementary, Arlington Heights, IL

Westfield Community Schools, Algonquin,IL

Ripon Middle School, Ripon WI

UChicago Charter Donoghue, Chicago, IL

Schiesher School, Lisle, IL

QSI International School of Dongguan, Dongguan China

Eisenhower Public Library, Harwood Heights, IL

Lincoln Elementary, Norman, OK

Potowmack School, Sterling, VA

Tweens Read Festival, Houston, TX

Elmwood Elementary, Elmwood Park, IL

Illinois Young Author’s Conference, Bloomington, IL

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Hermes Elementary, Aurora, IL

Randall Consolidated School, Burlington, WI

Manatee Elementary, Brandenton, FL

Copeland Manor Elementary, Libertyville, IL

Eastern Pulaski Elementary, Winamac, IN

St. Vincent de Paul Elementary, Peoria, IL

East Lawn Elementary, Monticello, IN

Campbell Christian, Campbell, CA

ALA (American Library Association Conference), Chicago, IL

Roosevelt Elementary, Cicero, IL

Magee Elementary, Corpus Christie, TX

Kimball Hill School, Rolling Meadows, IL

Twain Elementary School, Wheeling, IL

Willow Bend School, Rolling Meadows, IL

Kluge Elementary, Milwaukee, WI

Costello Elementary, Troy, MI

Healy Elementary, Chicago, IL

Jackson Elementary, Valparaiso, IN

Townsend Street Elementary, Milwaukee, WI

Elmwood School, Elmwood Park, IL

Huebner Elementary, San Antonio Texas

Traughber Junior High, Oswego, IL

Irene King Elementary, Romeoville, IL

Mary Welsh Elementary, Williamsburg, IA

Lake Crest Elementary, Oakland, IL

Longfellow Elementary, Milwaukee, WI

Prairieview Elementary, Downers Grove, IL

Belle Aire Elementary, Downers Grove, IL

Highland Elementary, Downers Grove, IL

Central Park Elementary, Midlothian, IL

Wasco Elementary, Wasco, IL

Townline Elementary, Vernon Hills, IL

Grande Park Elementary, Plainfield, IL

Drexel Elementary, Cicero, IL

Killlearn Lakes Elementary, Tallahassee, FL

St. Luke’s School, River Forest, IL

Highland Park Library, Highland Park, IL

Lakeview Middle School, Battle Creek, MI

Ames Elementary, Riverside, IL

UChicago Charter Donogue Campus, Chicago, IL

Steuart Weller Elementary, Ashburn, VA

Healy Elementary, Chicago, IL

Briar Glen Elementary, Wheaton, IL

Christina M. Eve Elementary, Miami, FL

Union Ridge Elementary, Harwood Heights, IL

Kluge Elementary, Milwaukee, IL

Lutz Preparatory, Lutz, FL

Apollo Elementary, Des Plaines, IL

Meadowland Elementary School, Sterling, VA

Parkview Elementary, Morton Grove, IL

Unity Junior High, Cicero, IL

April is for Authors Conference, Palm Beach, FL

Lakeview Junior High School, Downers Grove, IL

AuthorFest, Downers Grove Public LIbrary

Ames Elementary, Riverside, IL

C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo), Chicago, IL

Hirsch Elementary, Fremont, CA

Oakland Elementary School, Antioch, IL

Benjamin Elementary School, Bloomington, IL

Prairie Point Elementary, Oswego, IL

Pierce Downer Elementary, Downers Grove, IL

Lester Elementary, Downers Grove, IL

Libertyville High School, Libertyville, IL

Zablocki Elementary, Milwaukee, WI

Downers Grove Public Library, Downers Grove, IL

Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL