School Visits (Approx. 30-45 minutes)
Grades K-4

Mark Hoffmann wants to share his love of making picture books with you and your students. Mark will work with the school, librarians, and teachers to share his books and what it's like to be an author/illustrator. (It's pretty cool!). As a teacher himself, he knows the value of having a visiting author/artist in the classroom. In his presentations, Mark, will read his books, do a drawing demo, share his process through a digital slideshow, a short Q&A, and of course a book signing.

In order to better utilize the experience of the visit he will work with your school to facilitate common core initiatives that focus on: the interplay of words and image, how to brainstorm ideas (lateral thinking), and the science behind art making. Each presentation can be tailored to specific grades or ages.

Activity Sheets can be supplied upon request.

Scheduling: Mark is available for a Full Day (3 presentations), Single Presentations, or even Online Presentations.

Pricing: For prices please contact Mark at

*additional travel expenses may be needed for events outside a one hour drive from Salem, NH.

Ordering books: In order to facilitate signings it is asked that you work with your local independent bookseller to arrange for sales of the book prior to the visit. If you are not affiliated with a bookstore one can be provided.