“You not only showed our students that learning is fun.
You showed them that it’s fun to be an adult!”
—Shane Lee, Principal, Coyote Valley Elementary School, Middletown, CA
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Speaking or performing event: As a musician, publisher, and award-winning author, Matthew Gollub celebrates reading for FUN. He combines humor, practical insights, storytelling, and drumming to thoroughly engage listeners of all backgrounds and ages. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. But each year, Matthew speaks at dozens of schools and education events around the U.S. and abroad. For more information about his keynote addresses, bilingual workshops, and singular school assemblies for grades pre-k through 6th grades, please click on a link below.
Drawing on his award-winning book for families, Give the Gift! 10 Fulfilling Ways to Raise a Lifetime Reader, Matthew combines drumming, slides, storytelling, writing pointers–and practical tips on how and why parents should encourage reading at home. Best yet, Matthew presents author speaking events in English, Spanish, or both at the same time.
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“A special thanks for the amazing time our students,staff and parents had with you. After waiting for 6 years to see you in person, I was like a kid at Christmas! You are an inspiration. Thanks so much for all you do to encourage kids to be lifelong readers.”
—Judi Jensen, teacher, Carmichael Elementary School, Sierra Vista, AZ
“You are an excellent presenter modeling multilingualism, music, creativity, and originality in addition to authoring fun books. You do an awesome job bringing reading joy to the students.”
—Louise Pontius, Librarian, Cantú Elementary School, Alton, TX
“Your author assemblies are a feast of creativity and entertainment. They are nothing like the way I could read your stories myself. At your core, you are a performer—and worth every penny! I will recommend your program and books enthusiastically!”
—Mary Jane Beccaria, Library Assistant, Monte Vista Elementary School, Rohnert Park, CA
“Again, we thank you for the FANTASTIC author assemblies! We hope you enjoy this sampling of letters from each grade level. All students wanted to have their letters included, but it would have made this book HUGE! Now everyone’s an author.”
—Harmony Gooch, 6th grade teacher, Wright Elementary School, Santa Rosa, CA
“I have been teaching twenty-five years. I have heard lots of authors, and you are BY FAR the best presenter I’ve heard!”
—Nancy Aiona, 2nd grade teacher, Evergreen Elementary School, Rohnert Park, CA