Author Visits with Danielle Davis and To Make

All school and library visits can be done virtually!


One of my favorite things is helping kids tap into their unique voices and imaginations while inspiring them to read and create! My interactive presentations and workshops can be facilitated in-person or online.

Author visits leave a lasting impression as they inspire kids to read, write, create—and keep making!

I've presented in a variety of venues in the past including schools, libraries, 826Boston, arts and makerspaces, the LA Times Festival of Books, SoCal Nerdcamp, and more. 

You'll find the info in one place in my author visit PDF. All my offerings can be tailored to fit the grade level and needs of your students. 

Students will explore the story and writing of To Make as well as any creative process followed by participating in some neat making together–whether a story or a creative-identity affirming maker ribbon or creativitree. They’ll get to know the steps from the book to make anything: gather, make, wait—which can be applied to every endeavor in the classroom and beyond!

Please contact me if you would like to inquire!

And I also offer professional development workshops for educators! Check out my PD info.



“It was just as if Danielle was in the room with our families and our students…our students were totally engaged…Danielle’s energy and passion regarding the creative process is so inspiring…”

Virtual Family Night visit—Tara Pickrell, Literacy Leader

“Danielle was engaging, enthusiastic, and inspiring! The kindergarten class embraced her message and had wonderfully surprising insights to her reading. They loved crafting with her and felt proud of the unique art that they made.”

In-person storytime and craft—Sarah Gottlieb, parent

Get in touch about author visits here

To Make + making activity visit

To Make + making plan visit: picture book reading; imaginative video; an interactive discussion of the story, creative process, and patience. Plus, an inspiring activity for kids to make something wonderful via the steps: "gather, make, wait." (Activity/craft options: "creativitree," maker ribbon, or plan to make.) Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. Pre-school and up.

A chance for children to explore To Make and the creative process in action.









Children will write a collaborative story via the steps, “gather, make, wait” that correspond to phases of the writing process. They’ll leave with tools to write one on their own. Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 1st grade and up.

A chance for children to collaboratively write a story and get to know the writing process.

"Gather, Make, Wait": Your Writing Process in Action

Participants investigate their own writing process and begin!  They’ll leave with ways to nurture their own writing, a simile about it, and the first line of a story/poem/essay. Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 4th grade to adults!

A chance for participants to explore their creative process and start a project with support.

Shoe Story Writing Workshop

"Shoe Story": Participants will write an eight-line (and eight-page) partly true, party made-up story about their shoe in a mini book! It's a fun, engaging, step-by- step way to absorb narrative structure while creating a zany story to keep. approx. I also offer a version of this workshop with Todd Davis that teaches stop motion animation! Approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour. 7 - 12 year-olds.

Zinnia and the Bees Visit

A lively, interactive presentation about bees and yarnbombing! Approx. 45 minutes. 3rd-6th grades.

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