Teresa Pelham, Children's Book Author

Elementary School Visits with Children's Book Author and Her Therapy Dog

Teresa Pelham is the author of two children's books about her little brown rescue dogs. She donates a hefty portion of book sales to animal rescue groups. She is also author of Heroes: A Life-Changing Journey, written for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. She is a parenting columnist for the Hartford Courant, a relationship columnist for Hartford Magazine, and is a feature writer for Seasons Magazine.

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

All dogs are good dogs. Roxy and her brother, Stuey, are wildly different from one another, but just like with people, it's our differences that make the world beautiful.

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

I have been involved with animal rescue for a decade and have traveled to Tennessee several times to see firsthand how much dogs need us. I've visited hundreds of elementary schools and have been told that my author visits are engaging, fun, and educational.



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Speaking Engagements and School Presentations:

Teresa Pelham is the author of two children's books about her little brown rescue dogs. Her school presentations include the reading of both books, a slideshow (featuring cute puppies!), and a quick cuddle with Roxy, her Registered Therapy Dog. Children learn about animal rescue, responsibility, and embracing our differences. Her high-energy presentations are the most fun and memorable 45 minutes of a student's school year.

Presentation Audience:


Grades K-3

Grades 4-6


301+ appearances



Willing to travel

Book Type:

Picture book

Children's Fiction

Children's Non-Fiction


Animal Rights