Hello my friends!

This is children's book author, Darleen Bailey Beard. I'm so glad you stopped by for a visit. Pull up a chair. Pour yourself a cup of coffee. Make yourself at home because right here you'll find a treasure trove of goodies to help schedule, promote, and prepare for an author visit, along with fun ideas to entertain, inspire, and teach your students how to write.

Please feel free to print out anything you see. The materials on this site are for YOU to enjoy and share with others. So be creative and have fun! You can use the quick links below to get started.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to meeting you soon. If there's something you're looking for but can't find or if you have any questions or suggestions, just email me. I'm always happy to hear from you!

Your friend and neighbor,

Darleen Bailey Beard


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Who We Are & What We Do

Founded in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles-based children's writers, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is a non-profit , 501 (c)3 organization which is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Several of the most prestigious children’s literature professionals sit on the SCBWI Board of Advisors.

The SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. It serves as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators the world over. As a unified body, the SCBWI acts as a powerful force to effect important changes within the field of children's literature, promoting new copyright legislation, equitable treatment of authors and artists, and fair contract terms. There are currently more than 22,000 members worldwide, in over 70 regional chapters writing and illustrating in all genres for young readers from board books to young adult (YA) novels, making it the largest children's writing organization in the world.

The benefits of membership in SCBWI are many. The SCBWI sponsors two annual International Conferences on Writing and Illustrating for Children as well as dozens of regional conferences and events throughout the world. The bi-monthly magazine, SCBWI Bulletin, offers thousands of dollars in Awards and Grants for writers and illustrators, and provides vital market information on the craft and business of writing and selling books for young readers. The SCBWI also presents the annual Golden Kite Award for the best fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, and the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor.





Darleen Says Hello to Poquoson Elementary in Virginia!  


Check out Perma-Bound's own Kyle Brown's book trailer for Annie Glover Is NOT a Tree Lover!  


Looking for a great way to do a book talk for your kids on Annie Glover is NOT a Tree Lover? Here is a fun video of Mrs. Eikel at Kennedy Elementary, Norman OK.  


Video IconThinking of inviting Darleen to your next event? Would you like to see a preview of her speaking? Click here.


Check out these new Hands-On Writing Workshops for the 2011-2012 school year!


Concerned about the new core curriculum standards? Check out these fun writing lessons that incorporate Math, History, and Science. There are twenty lessons to choose from using all of Darleen's books.


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Darleen Bailey Beard is available for:

  • School Author Visits, K-12
  • University/College Visits
  • Title One Reading programs
  • Keynote speaking
  • Family Reading Nights
  • Open House events
  • Teacher In-Service training
  • Book Fairs, Book signings
  • Writing Workshops for teachers AND students
  • Special Events



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