Cheesie Events

Cheesie Events

During the 2016-17 school year I went to Arkansas, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Los Angeles.


In 2015-16, I went to Chicago, Michigan, Northern California, and Malta (a European island country in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. How cool is that?!)


In 2014-15, I traveled to Iowa, Virginia, California, Washington, Illinois, and—can you believe it?—Perth and Sydney in Australia!! In 2013-14, I visited Southern California, New Mexico, Texas, and 64 schools in Illinois. The previous year, I visited Houston, Tallahassee, over a score of cities in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 18 schools in South Carolina…plus lots of schools all over California.


How about 2017-18? I’m willing to visit any school…anywhere?! How about Canada, or Kentucky or Missouri or Georgia? Just like Cheesie, I’m open to new adventures.


I have now visited 379 schools and spoken to just under 100,000 kids. It’s fun!


If you want me to come to your school, click here.


I travel all around talking about how to read a book, how a writer writes, and where ideas come from. I have visited LOTS of schools. The column on the right shows where I’m going next:

And here’s where I’ve been: 

California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington…plus Malta, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Do you want Cheesie to come to your school or library or what?


Here’s how to do it:

1. Talk to your Teacher or Librarian or Whomever (your TLW).

2. Convince your TLW to say, “What a good idea!”

3. Ask your TLW to click here.

4. Or you can click here to open a page you can print and give to your TLW.

5. And when I come to your school, make sure you tell me, “Hey, Cheesie! I’m the one who got you here!”