Testimonials

CPS was lucky to have author Bruce Hale visit today. A fantastic presenter, passionate about writing, and the kids loved him!

Evelyn FerroLibrarianClinton Public SchoolClinton, NJ

Our students and teachers can’t stop raving about your visit! It was engaging, entertaining, and highly informative, but most of all inspiring, as many of our students now want to become authors!

Sheryl PackmanPTA coordinatorThe Northside SchoolEast Williston, NY

The teachers loved your stories! We appreciated having you as our keynote speaker.

Judith SaranchockExecutive DirectorRead To Me InternationalHonolulu, HI

The kids simply adored you! You were engaging, funny, informative, and inspiring! It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and I hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the future!

Melissa WheelerReading SpecialistLake Crest ElementaryOakland, IL

Our school enjoyed a great day with Bruce Hale. The students were captured by his storytelling, and his positive message, to Dream Big, rang in their ears as they left.

Lea MortonTeacher LibrarianSeisen International SchoolTokyo, Japan

Mr. Hale was engaging and gracious.  I recommend him highly if you are looking for an author to bring to life the work and the thoughts of an author.

Ryan HowattPrincipalRio Rosales ElementaryOxnard, CA

You clearly made such a positive impression on so many people, and we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to welcome you to our school.  We all learned a lot, laughed a lot, and felt so inspired.

Jean KaulPTARiverfield ElementaryFairfield, CT

He has a wonderful ability to tailor presentations for both the younger and older grades to make them relevant and engaging for all ages. Students left the assembly asking to read his books and understanding the idea that anything can spark a love of reading.

Katie GrecoVP of Parent BoardBay Laurel ElementaryCalabasas, CA

Most importantly, Bruce inspired our students. In almost every classroom, children are talking about writing and illustrating and we have seen an increase of children in the “Author’s Chair” reading their newest work.

Sue RyanLibrarianSacramento Country Day SchoolSacramento, CA

It’s not surprising that the “Bruce Hale” books are now the most requested books in the library.  If you want your students to get excited about reading, check out Bruce Hale!

Laura GinozaLibrarianPearl City ElementaryPearl City, HI

You have inspired many young authors, ignited a love of reading and reminded parents how important it is to read with their child; all in one day.

Jennifer WebbValley Life Charter SchoolVisalia, CA

Wow! We have shared, we have learned, we have laughed (sometimes so much that we have cried!), we have persevered through power outages and bug bites, we have been inspired, and we have had an incredible visit!

Kirsten MurphyLower School LibrarianTrinity Valley SchoolFort Worth, TX

I heard from the teachers that your visit was the best ever by an author! One mom (and staff member) said that your visit inspired her daughter (in kindergarten) to become a better reader and she has been sitting her mom down every night so the student can read to her mom.

Fort Worth Academy - Allison Fitzgerald

After the Skype, ALL of the kiddos said they want to be an author/illustrator just like you! They were gluing pieces of paper together to make a book,  they began sketching, coloring, cutting, talking about main characters…it was great to see them so excited!

Rebecca BowlingLibrary Media SpecialistDorton ElementaryDorton, KY

Everyone has been raving about the visit and how beneficial and fruitful your visit has been. In a few words by some teachers in our school, “Best author visit ever!!! And I have seen quite a few.”

Lamiya BharmalPrimary LibrarianStonehill International SchoolBangalore, India

The students LOVED you!  I think everyone of your books has at least 5 to 10 students waiting for it!

April VegasLibrary ClerkDel Rio Elementary SchoolCalifornia

Thank you for the wonderful presentation yesterday.  In addition to being entertaining, I appreciate the focus on some important character traits, especially persistence.  This is right in line with our belief in a growth mindset and that “effort grows ability”.

Bill GrimmPrincipalCalvin Leete SchoolConnecticut

Mr. Hale conveyed the importance of fulfilling dreams despite challenges and obstacles. As a result of his humorous perspective, the students were engaged and inspired to pursue dreams with passion, persistence, and practice.

Faye YamasakiSt. Andrew’s PrioryHI

Bruce gave our students a day they will never forget!  He inspired all of us to find the joy of writing and sharing your story through books. Two solid thumbs up for Bruce Hale.

Jeff SiposGrapeland Elementary SchoolCA

My students loved learning about how you write and why, not to mention all the personal touches you gave us! Thank you again and know you have made my students even more successful at reading!

Neil BenningtonFort Lee School #3NJ

You were well organized and prepared, and you made planning the author visit feel practically effortless. I was particularly pleased with the rapport you had with the students during the book signing. Thank you again for making this an author visit to remember.

Jodi HinkHighview ElementaryNY

Bruce Hale’s presentation was certainly a highlight of our BIG READ program. He is a delightful, exciting speaker who not only enthralled his audience with his words but also with his dramatic, musical, and artistic ability.

Grace ErnstChurchill County Public LibraryNV

The highest compliment I heard today was that you spoke to the kids at their level without “talking down” to them. My students were talking about it all day long.

Kristen ValenzuelaDeAnza Elementary SchoolCA

The dramatic story telling Bruce uses within his presentations resulted in students heading to the library to check out as many of his books as possible.  If you’re looking for a highly motivating speaker (especially for your reluctant readers), mystery solved – Bruce is your guy!

Lisa FeldnerBurleigh Elementary SchoolWI

It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on our Author-In-Residence program. Everyone loved you!  I got tons of compliments from our teaching staff and we know that you inspired our students in so many ways.  My son, Michael, commented last night that he wishes you were his uncle!!

Debbie SamelBig Springs ElementaryCA

Our circulation department informed us yesterday that they received a lot of new customers over the weekend because of you!!!  You have really made an impact, and we are so grateful to you for sharing your inspiration with these kids!

Rebecca WillhiteWalmart Children's LibraryAR

Bruce Hale is a delight to host. He is flexible, kind and professional. I highly recommend him for library presentations.

Sherri DouglasAnchorage Public LibraryAK

On behalf of the Libraries United Conference Committee, thank you for making our conference such a success. People loved your programs — the storytelling and writing workshops especially got rave reviews! They wanted more! We’d love to have you back to Maine for a future conference.

Stephanie ZurinskiMaine Library AssociationME

Bruce was extremely easy to work with during the organization and implementation of authors’ week. The students and teachers absolutely adored him; they enjoyed his sessions because they were energetic, funny and educational.

Ronna ZigmandES LibrarianAmerican Embassy SchoolNew Delhi, India

Your impact on our students’ reading is seen every day here — kids carrying your books around and READING them!

Ava WhiteLibrarianLouisburg ElementaryKansas

Bruce is very easy to work with and has a wonderful personality for school visits. He is a great storyteller and easily holds the children’s attention. After the Author’s Faire, a special day student connected with him enough to go back to her room and reproduce all of his artwork, a gifted fifth grader spent the afternoon playing with language, and all over our neighborhood, children spent the weekend reading Bruce’s books.

Donna NasielskiAuthor's Faire ChairpersonAdobe Bluffs ElementaryCalifornia

Just a quick note to tell you I need hundreds of copies of your books! The kids and teachers are crazy about you and LOVED meeting you. Thank you so much for stopping by to see us! It was the highlight of our week!

Nancy KleinLibrarianSt. Edward's Lower SchoolFlorida

The [Battle of the Books] kick-off this year was fantastic, thanks to you. We had our best attendance ever, and for weeks afterwards people would tell me how wonderful your program was. It’s no surprise that for two weeks following your presentation, we were unable to keep Chet Gecko books on our shelves!

Monica AndersonYouth Services LibrarianGrace Dow Memorial LibraryMichigan

Our students have been much more excited about reading since his presentation, and our librarian can’t keep Bruce’s books on the shelves. Our students have also become very excited about creating their own stories. Bruce’s talk has created many budding writers and illustrators. Overall, it was a wonderful experience for our whole school district, and I highly recommend Bruce Hale as a speaker.

Krista KegerreisReading SpecialistNorthampton School DistrictPennsylvania

I wanted to thank you again for such a great visit…. I want to tell anyone considering having you speak at their school, they should definitely do it. You are wonderful with the students. If you remember, as you were leaving one student even begged you not to go!

Beth RobertsTreasurerHillcrest Elementary PTAEast Moline, Illinois

You were such a pleasure to work with — accommodating, organized, and always available to help. Many thanks for making my role in this so easy.

Kirsten PertOur Savior’s Lutheran School PTASan Clemente, California

He was an outstanding presenter and inspired our students with his message. If you are considering having Mr. Hale visit your school, I wholeheartedly recommend that you do so.

Stephen ShepperdPrincipleSunnyside Elementary SchoolIdaho