Plan “Take Your Kids to Work Day” with us!


Are you planning your company’s “Take Your Kids to Work Day”?

Our roster of children’s authors and illustrators will kick off the day’s programming with engaging presentations featuring beloved characters, inclusive themes, and imaginative stories.

We’ll work with you to pick the perfect speaker for your audience, schedule, and budget, and we can even help plan breakout sessions by age, with fun and informative creative writing and illustration workshops. Below, we’ve listed some of our author speakers for young audiences who would be perfect for these events.

If you’d like to purchase books for your young visitors, we can help coordinate a book purchase and connect you with a bookstore in your community.

Questions? Contact us for more information on the popular speakers for young audiences below, or for bespoke programming ideas for your “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”

Speakers for Your “Take Your Kids to Work Day”

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R. J. Palacio

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

R.J. Palacio is the author of Wonder, an instant classic and #1 New York Times bestseller that encourages children all over the world to “choose kindness.” Wonder has been the recipient of numerous starred reviews, awards, and accolades, and is currently being adapted into a feature film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. Her new picture book, We’re All Wonders, will inspire younger audiences to also choose kindness. Palacio speaks about her real-life inspiration, the wonder of books, and how an act of kindness can chance the world.

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Marc Brown

Award-winning and bestselling author of the popular Arthur series

As the author of the bestselling Arthur series and the creator of the six-time Emmy Award-winning animated PBS television show, Marc Brown is one of the most prominent names in children’s literature. The author and illustrator behind dozens of wildly popular characters speaks about creating his famous aardvark and his lifelong passion for entertaining and educating generations.

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Jennifer L. Holm

Three-time Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of Babymouse

Three-time Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm is a favorite with young readers who love her heartwarming novels. She and her brother Matthew Holm are also the creators of two graphic novel series for children, Babymouse and Squish. Holm loves meeting her readers and talking about her novels, writing, and the inspiration behind her work.

For more options, browse our list of author speakers for young audiences.

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