Rita's presentations for children include:
Recycling a Folk Tale
Rita explains how she and Debby Waldman collaborated to write Room Enough for Daisy, a picture-book adaptation of a Central European folk tale that includes the 3 Rs of clutter/ environmental management: reduce, reuse and recycle. For Grades 1-6.
How to Write a Picture Book
Budding authors will be inspired by Rita’s 10 ideas for writing picture books. She'll use Room Enough for Daisy as a starting point, but move on to show students creative examples from authors and illustrators around the world. For Grades 5-9.
A Novel Tour Through Alberta History
Rita talks about how she combined historical and personal facts to create Rescue at Fort
Edmonton, a novel in which a 12-year-old kid explores Alberta's past. Rita will bring to life the tales of Wop May's Mercy Flight to northern Alberta, Emily Murphy's part in the Famous Five and Hudson Bay Chief Factor John Rowand's journey from Montreal as a 13-year-old looking
for work on the North Saskatchewan River. For Grades 3-8.
Follow Your Passion
After taking students through a brief history of bicycles, Rita shares with students how a passion for riding and real life events spurred her to write a book from the perspective of a Bike Thief. For Grades 6-12.
Rita accompanies each presentation with slides. She needs a screen and a projector to which she can attach her laptop or USB stick. For presentations to more than 30 people, Rita requires a microphone.
She is happy to bring copies of her books for purchase.