Author Visits: Jackie Mims Hopkins

What Librarians Say about Jackie's School Visits

"Ms. Hopkins is a fabulous author and dynamic presenter! I have been privileged to have her visit the students at two of my elementary schools, and she was a big hit both times. She gears her presentations to each age group, from the kindergarteners through the 4th graders. Students thoroughly enjoy hearing her speak about her clever fractured fairy tales, and stay engaged as she involves them in her stories. Meeting Jackie Hopkins and getting books autographed by her is a delightful and memorable experience for students, teachers, and librarians!"
Janice Wessa
Plummer Elementary School
Cedar Hill ISD

"The Jackie Mims Hopkins author program was amazing! She entertained children and teachers alike with her dramatic storytelling and engaging characters. Jackie’s books mix Texas culture and classic fairy tale elements with clever humor and vivid description. We really appreciated the way Jackie was able to include important literature and library skills into her presentation.

Jackie was great about tailoring her presentations to each campus or grade level’s specific needs. One of the highlights for our students was seeing behind the scenes pictures and descriptions of how Mrs. Hopkins wrote some of her books. This really helped our students understand the writing process, and see how even professional writers need to revise and edit. This customization helped make the time meaningful and appealing to every audience member, and they were engaged for the whole time.

Overall, the Jackie Mims Hopkins program was a hit at our school. It was very economical and effective, and parents, teachers, and students gave rave reviews on Mrs. Hopkins! I highly recommend this author visit presentation for all elementary school students.

Joyce Stewart
Librarian. Nichols Sawmill Elementary
Magnolia, Texas

School Day Visits
A school day visit consists of three 45-minute presentations and an autographing session. Audiences are usually one grade level, but two similar ages can be combined if the total number of children is 200 or less.
During the visit I will:
encourage reading, writing and creativity
discuss the writing process, including where story ideas come from
use pictures, props and audience participation to share my books
engage the imagination of the audience through storytelling
answer questions from the audience


  • computer and projector setup (computer needs at least 2 USB ports for flashdrive and remote)

  • large projector screen

  • table for props at the front of the room

  • water to drink

  • cordless microphone

Applicable through 2016
  Full Day School Visit

3 presentations and an autographing session



  Full Day School Visit
Outside Houston
2-school minimum
1 full day each:
3 presentations and an autographing session
  $1,200 per school
(plus expenses: transportation, lodging, meals)
  Evening School Event

1 presentation and
autographing session


(plus expenses: transportation, lodging, meals)

  Conference/workshop Speaker     $1,200
(plus expenses: transportation, lodging, meals)

Payment of presentation Fee is required on completion of visit.


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Jackie Hopkins with her books
Jackie Mims Hopkins
Jackie Mims Hopkins
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