School Readings

Price Per book for school readings is $5.00 each.  

I would love to have the opportunity to visit with your Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes. 

Messy Tessy and It Wasn’t Me have become quite popular, and have recently been featured on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act, and Fox 4 News. Within the past few years, have been featured on ABC’s Health Watch, CBS This Morning, and NBC South Florida Today.

While visiting the school, the most ideal visit would entail setting up in the school media center, spending 30 – 40 minutes with each group, up 50 students at a time.

I will read Messy Tessy, along with my newest book, It Wasn’t Me .

I will then work with the kids to write their own story as a class – Mad Libs Style.  I will either bring Lola the Love Puppy with me, or Freddy the Love Frog. The kids and I will put together a great story about either character. 

I will then take a photo with the kids, with my giant characters: 5ft Messy Tessy, 5Ft. Peter, and the large stuffed animal they wrote about. At the end of each session I will sign the books bought for the kids. 

At home, I will put the story and photo together and email back to the teacher within a day or two so the students can bring the story home to their parents. 

I am available from 9am – 2pm daily, and can work with up to 4 different groups per day. 

Profits from the sale of both books are happily donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CF is a disease my youngest daughter suffers from along with 70,000 other kids worldwide. My goal is to raise $1,500,000 to help cure CF. With book sales and a lot of intense fundraising over the past 15 years we have raised over $1,000,000. 

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to having the opportunity to visit the kids one day soon.


Leah Orr

Files Include, Letter to Principal, Author Bio, Order form for students to take home a week before author visit, and an example of student stories written with Leah during the visit

Contact Leah for a School Reading

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