I love hearing ideas from students. They always have so much to contribute!
Katrina Morse 
   Layout • Design • Illustration

Katrina Morse Illustration & Children's Books

My new children's book, "It Began with a Song" is now available on Amazon! For orders of more than 10 copies, please contact me for a discounted price.

Pre-schoolers will love this story! Stretch and bend. Wiggle and jump. When a bird starts singing to the bright rising sun, everyone starts moving! Hurray! Let’s dance!

Listen to the "Meadow Song and Dance."

On an author visit, I hold the artwork of a talented kindergarten artist and she shows me my book artwork.
I'm available to come to your school!

Katrina Morse: Author/Illustrator Visit
For each session with students I start by reading my book "At Home with Books," published by Family Reading Partnership, then ask students "What happens next?" in the stories the Bear Family reads.
I talk about different types of writing styles and subjects (fairy tales, non-fiction, fantasy, and rhyming text) and emphasize creative thinking, making sure to speak to the level of the students in attendance.  

I end with a reading of my newly published book "It Began with a Song" and show sketches and finished illustrations. Children can bend, stretch, and move to the story and get their wiggles out! 

Students and faculty are welcome to ask questions about the writing, illustrating and printing process.

Each student walks away with ideas for their own writing and illustrating. 

I am also available to sign books and meet students and teachers informally.

Recommended for Pre-K through 2nd grade.
Sessions are about 40 min. for 1st and 2nd grades,
30 minutes for Pre-K and K
To purchase "At Home with Books" or "Love Those Letters" visit: www.familyreading.org 

To purchase just a few copies of "It Began with a Song" you can order through Amazon. For local purchases of more than 10 copies, contact me for a discounted rate.

For school visits I prefer to talk to groups of no more than 100 at a time so that everyone can see the books and artwork and I can hear student responses.

6 hour day, within 50 miles of Ithaca, NY: $700
3 hours, within 50 miles of Ithaca, NY: $350
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