Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Jackie Azúa Kramer


Region: New York: Long Island
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
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Jackie fancies herself a Picture Book see if she's onto something check out her books!

The Green Umbrella (NorthSouth Books, 2017)

If You Want to Fall Asleep (Clavis Books, May 2018)

That’s for Babies (Clavis, 2019)

The Boy and the Gorilla (Candlewick Press, 2020)

I Wish You Knew/Ojalá Supieras (Roaring Brook Press, 2021)

Dorothy and Herbert (Cameron/Abrams, Oct 7 2021)

Miles Won’t Smile (Clavis, September 2021)

We Are One (Two Lions/Amazon, 2022)

Zumba! (Barefoot Books, 2022)
Manolo and the Unicorn (Cameron Kids/Abrams, Spring 2023)
Carina's Empanadas (Atheneum, TBD)

Represented by Stephen Fraser, Jennifer De Chiara Literary, NYC

Presentation Description:

Imagination Station:

A playful jaunt into the imaginative world of children.  Children pretend to “open up” their umbrellas… “POP” into a world of their making. Followed by a shared writing as they create an original class book with the help of a real professional author. 


Give Me Five:

Share the pen with me! Learn how to integrate the five senses: touch; smell; sight; sound; taste-- into an original story, as they collaborate with Jackie. Children will learn firsthand how authors tap into sensory details to make their stories come alive.


Broadway Bound:

Join Jackie as she leads students through a rendition of her story through a Reader’s Theatre.  Children work together in dynamic groups to chorally read their parts so that everyone is included! This offers fluency work with purpose and fun that can be shared with other classrooms as they put on a show. 


Picture Books Are Not for Dummies:

Students can get real insights for the writing process.  Picture book authors create a dummy, or rough mock-up to help them find the perfect page turn. Children can create their own dummies to celebrate the writing process.