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.

Erin FitzgeraldLiteracy CoordinatorTASIS-LuganoLugano, Switzerland

The visit was amazing and a total success from the students’ as well as teachers’ point of view. I highly recommend Bruce for a visit. Your students will come away motivated to read and be better writers.

Nido de Aguilas International School - Linda SwensonMedia Center DirectorSantiago, Chile

Our second graders had a blast. They are busy reading more of your books and writing their own stories. Your excitement for books was contagious!

Schafer Elementary - Kelly ConwayTeacherSchafer ElementaryLombard, IL

Bruce’s message of persistence, practice, and hard work to achieve one’s dream is a wonderful lesson that the kids will remember for years to come.

Daves Avenue School - Barbara McInerneyAuthors Day ChairDaves Avenue SchoolLos Gatos, CA

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.

Sarah KerwinLibrarianStockholm International SchoolStockholm, Sweden

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.

Cheryl TurnerPresidentElko Reading CouncilElko, NV

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!

Sheila Kover, TeacherPleasant Valley ElementaryReno, NV

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!”

Lara Simpson-Jones, PTAHollister ElementarySanta Barbara, CA

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.

Ann MizeLibrarianClairbourn SchoolSan Gabriel, CA

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