Author of Children's Books to Inspire Curiosity, Change and Creativity
Reviews and Testimonials
Throughout the clearly written text, Evans emphasizes Cheesman’s lifelong response to society’s warnings against everything from girls going on bug hunts to women exploring alone: she would go anyway. The attractive illustrations work closely with the narrative, highlighting exciting moments and underscoring important points.
Your visit was so fun and a big highlight for many of our students.
Christine Evans, with her wonderful read aloud skills and calm demeanor, was a ray of light for our 2nd and 3rd grade students when she read her beautiful books... The students were fascinated by Evelyn’s story, and afterward, I heard of many students who went out on bug collecting missions.
Principal, Kokanee Elementary WA
Sally James, South School, CA Teacher/Librarian
Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist was named one of the most Outstanding Science Trade Books of 2020 by the National Science Teaching Association and the Children’s Book Council.
Christine Evans is the author of two picture books, Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist illustrated by Yas Imamura (Innovation Press, September 2019) and Emily’s Idea illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Sounds True, March 2020). Her new chapter book series, The Wish Library, is out now (Albert Whitman).
Christine has jumped out of a plane once, windsurfed once, and water skied once. She much prefers books and writing to adrenaline sports. She is a British expat and has lived in California for over ten years with her husband and two young daughters.
Author Visits and Events
Christine will virtually visit your students anywhere in the world and talk about writing books, finding ideas, the revision process, and more!
Presentation time: 40 minutes total with 20 minutes presentation and 20 minutes for questions.
Fee: $200 honorarium
Technology: Christine can use any existing video conferencing system you have (Zoom/Google Meet/Webex/Teams)
In person events
$250 for 45-minute assembly within SF Bay area.
$700 for a half day of presentations (2-3 sessions)
$1100 for a full day of presentations (4 sessions)
If the school is within a 60–90-minute drive I require a minimum half day booking, plus travel expenses (mileage, meal).
If the visit is more than a 90-minute drive or if a flight is required, I require a full day booking, plus expenses (mileage, flight, lodging, meals).
Please choose one of the following:
Book Reading (of your choice) followed by a presentation about being an author and Q&A
Writing Workshop: Finding Ideas to Fire Up Your Imagination: Presentation on how Christine finds ideas, writing time and discussion, Q&A.
Book your visit
Email Christine to arrange your visit.