Kevin Coolidge, Children's Author, Presenter

Children's Literacy Advocate

Kevin Coolidge is currently the author of eight children's books and the creator of the Totally Ninja Raccoons. He's available for school presentations from kindergarten to 4th grade. Presentations include providing information on the writing process and encouraging fun in literacy. He's especially good with kids, but is open to speaking with other groups as well. As a bookstore owner, Kevin can talk about books, small business, literacy, and most aspects of popular culture, in addition to his books. He resides in Wellsboro, PA, just a short hike from the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

When he's not writing, you can find him at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, an independent bookstore he runs with his lovely wife, Kasey; several helpful employees; and two friendly bookstore cats, Huck & Finn. He's recently become an honorary member of the Cat Board, and when he's not scooping the litter boxes, getting status reports on the squirrels, or feeding Gypsy her tuna, he's writing more stories about the Totally Ninja Raccoons. Kevin children's series, The Totally Ninja Raccoons, is specifically geared to reluctant readers.

The most important thing the author wants readers to gain from her book:

That reading can be an adventure and fun.

Why the author is an authority on the subject of her book:

I've owned a bookstore with my wife for over a decade. I've obeserved that if children don't embrace reading around second grade, they often fall behind their peers. I wrote the Totally Ninja Raccoons specifcally for reluctant readers.

The target audience for this series is second through fourth grade. Short chapters, humor, adventure, and one picture per chapter keep kids feeling a sense of engagement and accomplishment as they plow through these stories and ask for more!


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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

Presentation is about my books and/or the writing process. See bio section for more details.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Middle School



11-100 appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction

Children's Non-Fiction








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Author, Kevin Coolidge, talking about his children's series, The Totally Ninja Raccoons with clips from his talk and reading at the Deane Center in Wellsboro Pennsylvania