Bruce was able to engage, inspire, and captivate even our most reluctant readers. He shared entertaining stories about his journey to becoming an author and the power that the right book can have in changing your life.
Bruce…is a very good storyteller. He captivates the audience as soon as he starts his presentation, whether it’s kindergarteners or junior high students.
We second graders loved, loved, loved Bruce Hale’s presentation. From laughing at Chet Gecko’s punny adventures to being inspired by Bruce’s own stories, we left this presentation filled with the possibilities of the imagination!
A teacher said, “My students have been very interested in writing books lately. They choose it for break times and love to share their stories…. Thank you, Bruce Hale, for being so inspirational to my students!”
Bruce Hale’s presentation is fantastic! He is very funny, and the students were totally engaged and thoroughly enjoyed his talk. Bruce is also great about sending packets with different activities and information about his books, which is so helpful in preparing the students and teachers for his visit.
CPS was lucky to have author Bruce Hale visit today. A fantastic presenter, passionate about writing, and the kids loved him!
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!
The teachers loved your stories! We appreciated having you as our keynote speaker.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.”