Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Teachers’ and Librarians’ Corner


Welcome to the Teachers’ and Librarians’ Corner: where connecting with a local children’s book author or illustrator is made easier.


SCBWI-MI is proud to partner with teachers and librarians to provide students with the resources to expand their love of reading. We hope the information included will not only allow you to locate authors and illustrators in your area but help you discover ways to create a great literary experience for your students.


Feel free to take advantage of these resources and share them with other professionals.


Authors and illustrators in your area: SCBWI School Presenter List

This link gives you a list of children’s book authors and illustrators in those different regions. Each region (1-10) is found at the bottom of the page on a tab. Once you find your region, click on that tab and it will take you to a list of authors and illustrators separated by age category — picture book, middle grade, and young adult. Each author has indicated the age groups they present to as well as the themes their presentations touch on. We hope that this will help you find a presenter who best fits your needs. Once you find a speaker, we encourage you to check out their website for more information on their individual presentations as well as how to contact them.


Region Map-Author/Illustrator flyer


Additional resources listed below:

SCBWI National Speakers Directory:

(searchable for Michigan authors!)

Michigan Library Association:

Authors by State Blog:

American Library Association:

SKYPE an Author:


Contact nearby bookstores:

Book Bug (Kalamazoo)

Kazoo Books (Kalamazoo)

Nicola Books (Ann Arbor)

Schuler’s (Lansing and Grand Rapids)

Book Beat (Oak Park)

Coreander’s Children’s Bookshoppe (Grosse Pointe Park)

Pages Book Shop (Detroit)

McLean & Eakin Booksellers (Petoskey)

Snowbound Books (Marquette)


Helpful School Visit Preparation Resources:

Funding author visits

How-to-plan-a-school-visit new Creating School Visits that Kids, Teachers & Librarians Love


To learn more about SCBWI please visit our websites: