Bruce Hale is an amazing presenter! He knows his audience well and appropriately tiers his visits to the grade level in attendance. Students enjoyed his humor and were inspired by him to go for their own dreams.
Students were engaged and inspired. They continue to eagerly read his books, and some have stated that they want to follow in his footsteps and write. He is officially our school’s ‘favorite author.’
After having Mr. Hale come to our campus, students have fallen in love with reading all over again. He encourages students to Dream Big and reach for the stars!
Everyone was THRILLED with the assembly! They thought it was a perfect fit for our K-2 crowd, and were amazed at how it was put together so well on Zoom! A “10” for sure.
As a coordinator for our author visits, I struggle to find authors that meet the needs of our primary and intermediate classes. Bruce has a variety of books that easily span our TK-6th grade students. He also met the demands of presenting to all grade levels by creating presentations that were unique to each group and incorporating teaching strategies to keep students engaged and entertained.
The students can’t stop talking about you today! There isn’t ONE Bruce Hale book in my library right now. Thank you, again, for sharing your knowledge, motivation, encouragement, humor and enthusiasm with all our students.
Using your website and all of the corresponding book activities/lessons you have put together really helped. I was able to talk about rhyming, character development, using similes as an added description or humor, and being creative when writing fractured fairy tales. I had a month worth of library lessons! Thanks again for a wonderful visit.
I highly encourage anyone who is considering inviting Bruce Hale as a visiting author to do so! He was able to engage our preschool students up to our high school students, and our parents — sometimes with only ten minutes to adapt his presentation. Hosting an author can be stressful, but he is so easy to work with. I cannot recommend Bruce Hale highly enough!
The feedback from the kids was that they LOVED your presentation. We haven’t had a single library copy of your books on the shelves since you came!!
The kids had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed hearing about the writing process. Many families have shared that their child is STILL talking about your visit.
Bruce Hale’s visit awakened the creative spirit in students and teachers alike. Students are working together to create unique stories and sharing their artistic and linguistic talents. Thank you for the inspiration!
Students were mesmerized by Bruce’s storytelling and were asking for more of his books after his visit.
The students of IST loved having Bruce visit us. It was five days of assemblies, class visits, cartooning, writing, and question-asking fun! Our students ended the week inspired, empowered, and ready to go out to be authors.
Bruce Hale knows how to connect to students. They were captivated by his great sense of humor and stories that tied into how and why authors write. His entertaining writers’ workshop of “tips and tricks” could easily and immediately be used by our students in the classroom.
Bruce was able to engage even our most challenging students with his humor and ability to offer them writing strategies they could easily access. Our staff watched in awe as the full range of our writers, from reluctant to passionate, jumped in and tried out his suggestions for creating a strong narrative.
We were very fortunate to secure Bruce Hale for daytime presentations as well as a Family Reading Night Event. The parents raved about his ability to engage the students with stories, artistic talents, and even an impromptu dance party. He is genuinely kind, considerate, and great at communicating in the planning stages of the visit.
Thank you again for an awesome day. You truly were a gentleman, professional and gave four outstanding programs for our children. You are one of many authors whom we’ve been blessed to have visit over the past 19 years, but certainly one of the BEST we’ve ever had!
Having Bruce Hale come to our school was a delight. His inspiring story provided hope to struggling readers and his humor brought joy to us all. We would love to have Bruce return in the future.
His personal story of transformation, from a TV-loving couch potato to an avid reader and successful writer, left us all inspired. His delivery, humor, and artistry will keep even the wiggliest kiddos engaged. We love Bruce Hale!!!
Hearing from a published author about his own process validated the work students are doing. His visit brought together the key elements we hope to accentuate during Book Week — a love of reading, a love of writing, and a celebration of the stories that connect us.