You probably stopped on this page because you want to do a book report on one of my books. Or maybe you stumbled on it by accident and are trying desperately to go somewhere else. Either way, you totally rock!
Some things to keep in mind:
It’s a book report, so you have to read the book. I won’t tell you the plot, theme, character motivation or anything like that. That’s your job! And my guess is that you are smart and can do it so go for it.
Information for Your Report
You should be able to find out everything you know on the site on various pages:
- Denise Info: Check out the About page and the FAQs About Denise to see some questions and answers that people often ask.
- For general stuff about the book like a summary, awards, and FAQs, go to the book page itself. Click a book cover on the right side to go to that book’s page.
- Search my site for other information.
If you still have questions you can’t find the answer to here, you can send me up to three questions using my Interview Form. But remember, like you I have a busy schedule so if you send me a request the night before or even a few days before your book report is due, chances are I won’t be able to respond in time.
For writing-related questions, you can check out:
- Writing Tips
- Writer’s Hangout
- Resources for Young Writers. (This page has some great resources like www.figment.com, a place to share you writing.)
Got Your Own Story or Book?
I love to hear that readers are writing their own stories and books! And I wish I could read them all. But unfortunately, I can’t. I just don’t have time. But I would encourage you to find a trusted teacher or a writing class in your area so you can get some feedback on your book. Or consider putting out a request to receive feedback (and maybe read and comment on someone else’s in a manuscript exchange) at the Blab-o-Rama. Look for the Feedback topic under the Writers Hangout.
I do take on a few manuscripts each year as paid critiques, usually not taking on writers younger than 12. You can find out more about getting a critique from me on the Manuscript Critiques page.
Want Me to Come to Your School or Library?
I love that so many readers write and ask if I can come to their school or library! I would love to if it fits my schedule and your school can pay for my visit and travel expenses where necessary. Talk to your teacher or library/media specialist and have them visit my Appearances page since the request will need to come from them. Some schools have had fundraisers to raise money to bring me out; I’ve included some suggestions on the Appearances page.
Tell Me How Your Book Report Went!
Leave a comment to let me know how your report went, especially if it was an oral report. Cool!