Looking for a great Author Visit, Library Visit or School Visit?
Welcome to my site. I am glad that you are taking time to visit. I
have the greatest job in the world - I get to write books for
kids! I also get to share my books and my experiences visiting
libraries and schools. I have published 126 books, both fiction
and nonfiction, and love to share with kids my passion for reading
and my passion for writing.
Here you'll find information about me, my books, my dinosaur
bones, and details about School Visits or Library Visits.
If you want to know more
about how to arrange for me to visit your school or library, try Author Visits where you will find information about my
most popular presentations as well as a fee schedule.
If you want to know more about me, check the About Janet page. A complete list of my books for children
can be found under My Books.
For my dinosaur program, I bring over 40 fossils and museum
quality replicas including Teeth, Claws, Bones, Skulls, Eggs,
Feet, and Dinosaur Poop. My collection includes a 5'7"
Apatosaurus femur and a complete T-Rex foot!
For my writing programs, I use magic tricks and humor to teach
writing principles to help kids see how much fun writing can be.
Feel free to test your knowledge of dinosaurs on the Dinosaur Quiz page where you will find an interactive
quiz, the latest dinosaur jokes, and fun facts about dinosaurs.
Look for answers to commonly asked questions under FAQ about Author Visits, School Visits,Library Visits, me, or my dinosaur bones. Feel free to e-mail me with any other questions you may have.
What others are saying:
"She amazed our students with her magic tricks. All of the
students were very responsive as she involved them in
discussions. She was very enthusiastic and communicated well
with the students at all of the grade levels."
"Ms. Riehecky did an excellent job inspiring the students to be
authors themselves. She is not only a wonderful author of
children's books, but has a presentation that is visual,
inspiring, and exciting."
Laura Wallis, Teacher
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
"It is very evident that she has a special rapport
with children as she shares with them her
enthusiasm and excitement about writing."
Margaret Young, Asst. Director Instruc. Services
Deerfield Public School
"Your program has been praised by dozens of patrons
over the last week.
Your enthusiasm was enchanting and inspired the children to
exercise the paleontologist within them."
Amy Anderson, Children's Programming Coordinator
Cook Memorial Public Library District
"Your dinosaur program was a blast!
The adults as well as the kids loved your style and way of
Thanks so much, Janet, for education at its best!"
Susan Madorin, Youth Services Manager
Oak Brook Public Library
"It was fun to see all of the smiles and the laughter as you
showed your program.
The patrons definitely enjoyed the program."
Carol Shaw, Library Assistant
Geneva Public Library District
"Your presentation is very well done -exciting, organized, and
teaches a lesson.
You do an outstanding job and the teachers were very pleased
as was I."
Karen O'Leary, Library Media Specialist
"It's easy to tell that you love to share your craft
with young people.
Our students and teachers enjoyed your presentation.
I'm sure you've encouraged students to keep writing."
Julie Enmunson, Y.A. Coordinator
"The kids really enjoyed your presentations.
I can't tell you how many students stopped me in the hallway the
next day to tell me how much they loved you."
Pat Schoeneberg, Reading Specialist
Americana Intermediate School
"Janet has an exceptional talent for creating enthusiasm and
excitement in her audiences through her presentation of
educationally relevant information.
I highly recommend any of her creative programs!"
Julie Leibengood, Teacher
Hampshire Elementary School