"We Love our Pets!" Welcome Song by Lewiston-Porter Primary School


"My 5th grade class was spellbound for your entire presentation! In fact...so many of my students were bubbling with enthusiasm that I immediately rearranged my classroom plans and taught Writers Workshop instead of the planned reading activity...Thank you for this marvelous experience. My students are still talking about it. Best author visit ever!" Brenda LiPuma, Sheridan Hill Elementary School

"The program that children's author Aline Newman held was very interesting and got all of the children engaged and learning. The kids had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed creating their own storybook characters. Aline did a fabulous job and we would highly recommend her. Thank you very much Aline!" The Lyons Falls Free Library

"I had the pleasure of hearing Aline Alexander Newman speak at the Central New York Reading Council's Books and Brunch event on October 17, 2015. We had a wide range of audience members at the event and Aline was able to find ways to connect with everyone there... Her presentation was informative and engaging, with personal anecdotes and real life stories about studying animals, which brought humor and energy to the presentation. We would love to have her at another event." Theresa Marie Dussling

Aline in Action!

"Does Your Pet Have A Story?"


For local schools, within a sixty-minute drive of my northern New York home, I charge $900 a day plus mileage and lunch. Farther than that and my fee is $1100 plus expenses (mileage or other transportation, food, and lodging) for a full day at school. Please have my check ready on the day of my visit.

Fact or Fable?

Sheridan Hill Elementary Bulletin Board. Clarence Center video.


After your students have read some of my books or magazine articles, I will do a 45-minute virtual Question & Answer visit over Skype. For this, I charge $100.00.

Grab bag fun at Clarence Center Elementary


If you can't afford the fee, perhaps you can partner with a public library or another school in your area. Then you can share the cost of transportation and other expenses.

Smelling the skunk and hearing the story at Harris Hill Elementary


If I drive to your school, I can bring books with me to sell. But I do ask that you please send a flyer home ahead of time to alert the parents, so that they can send money to school with their child. Then if you will provide a table and two chairs, my husband will handle the money while I personalize the books. You can download my book order form here! Be sure to fill in the date before photocopying and distributing.

If I must fly or take Amtrak to your school, I won't be able to bring books to sell. In that case, I suggest you take orders ahead of time and ask your local bookseller to fill them. Then the school collects the money and the order forms, matches them to the books, and passes them out. I will sign them when I get there. You can also order books directly from National Geographic, probably at a discount. If you want, you can pass the discounted price on to your kids, or you can charge them the list price and keep the difference to help pay for the cost of my visit. Contact the Special Sales Department at National Geographic at ngspecsales@ngs.org

Kids and Furs

Accuracy matters!