Rachelle Burk, Children’s Author, Storyteller, School Author Visit Presentations

Inspiring & Fun Author Visit Programs for Pre-K through Grade 8

Rachelle Burk is a children's author of picture books, chapter books, and novels (both fiction and nonfiction) for children from ages 3-12. Her debut science-adventure novel, The Walking Fish, was named a National Science Teachers Association and Children’s Book Council “Best Science Trade Book.” The Tooth Fairy Trap has been chosen by multiple schools for their “One School/One Book” programs. Painting in the Dark: Esref Arnagan, Blind Artist, a picture book biography, won both New York Festivals and Wilbur Awards.

Other books: Don’t Turn the Page (picture book), Tree House in a Storm (a hurricane picture book), Miss Crump’s Funny Bone, (chapter book), and The Best Four Questions (PJ Library Jewish picture book selection).

Her work has also appeared in national publications such as Highlights, Scholastic Science World, and Scholastic Super Science. She is a member of SCBWI and Rutgers University Council on Children’s Books. Rachelle has visited elementary and preschools around the country.

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

Tree House in a Storm demonstrates hope and rebuilding after a weather disaster. Painting in the Dark offers insight into how obstacles raised by physical disabilities can be overcome with motivation and ingenuity. The Walking Fish excites children about research, science, and nature. Tooth Fairy Trap stimulates the imagination. I hope my books will inspire, excite, entertain, and encourage discussion.

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

Tree House in a Storm: I grew up in New Orleans, climbed trees, and survived several hurricanes.

The Walking Fish: My experiences as a scuba diver, caver, rescue squad volunteer, and children's science magazine writer all contributed to this middle grade science-adventure novel.

Tooth Fairy Trap: I was actually a tooth fairy for several years. It's true, and I have my children's correspondences to prove it.

The Best Four Questions: About 118 Passover Seders (plus I ask a LOT of questions)





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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

Meet Your Inner Creative Genius: This dynamic assembly program emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, and determination, and includes discussion of the Four R's: Read, Research, 'Rite, Revise.

The program promises to:

  • Motivate students to read, write and express themselves

  • Reinforce classroom instruction (compatible with Common Core)

  • Help students to approach revisions with a positive attitude

  • Demonstrate the rewards of perseverance

  • Have you laughing all the way through!

Additional presentations include classroom writing workshops, family night presentation, and storytelling programs.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6


301+ Appearances


New Jersey

Willing to Travel

Book Type:

Picture Book

Children's Fiction

Children's Non-Fiction

Tween/YA Fiction







Youth Issues

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