Page Turner Adventures’ book week and residency programs transform kids, teachers, and staff into STORYOLOGISTS! Shows, author talks, hands-on workshops, videos, study guides, posters, puzzles, passports, and more go beyond the typical author visit.
“This was the most engaging book week that we have ever had. Kids were off-the-charts excited!” Erin Kent, Director of Curriculum, Concordia International School
A Week Can Include:
- A dynamic, interactive author talk
- Sidesplitting Super Sized Shows, where the entire audience becomes the hero of the story
- Hands-on workshops on writing and STEM topics
- Teacher workshops filled with crafts and activities based on children’s books
- Fun videos about writing
- Comprehensive study guides
- Templates for: posters, invitations, bookmarks, giant puzzles, passports, teacher/parent handouts, and more
Check out the descriptions below for more info.
Questions? Email PTAdventures@msn.com
Kenny Mikey and Riley Roam are the Emmy award-winning creators of Page Turner Adventures, an interactive touring theater company that produces Super Sized Stories for family audiences. They travel the world presenting shows, workshops, and author talks that transform kids into Storyologists. They’ve also written and produced content for FOX Kids, Scholastic, The Travel Channel, PBS, and the International Reading Association.
Kenny’s background as a former Ringling Bros. Clown, improvisational comedy coach, and video-storyteller make the shows and workshops an experience students will never forget.
As a professional Storyologist, Riley is able to convey her passion for writing, reading, books, stories, and creativity to both kids and adults. She is the author of THE GREAT PIZZA CONTEST, a picture book and touring stage show, and she recently completed a middle grade novel that is currently being shopped to publishers. Riley has also written a number of books for Heinemann Publishing/Fountas & Pinnell (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
Riley brings her experience as a professional storyteller, performer and workshop leader to her dynamic author talks. Games, writing activities, story prompts, video clips, and music are used throughout the multi-media presentation to help kids explore their inner author.
They’ll also discover ways to: structure a story, create characters, find ideas, edit & revise … and use real people in their writing without getting in trouble!
Sidesplitting SUPER SIZED Shows
|Everyone in the audience becomes the HERO of a Page Turner Adventure, influencing the action, solving problems and overcoming obstacles. The shows combine comedy, storytelling, slapstick, juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, and larger-than-life props and costumes for a totally unique theatrical experience.
“Contagious, relevant, inspiring, hilarious. These shows provide that motivation to read for kids that haven’t really gotten into reading. You helped our kids see what it looks like to put together a story because they, themselves were a part of the story.” Christina Dominique-Pierre-ES Librarian, Concordia International School
GO HERE to see videos and descriptions of all four touring shows.
Interactive Workshops on Writing and STEM Topics
Storyology Workshop: Interactive Creative writing/storytelling
The Storyology workshop includes creative writing, storytelling and improvisation activities where the kids actually get to create a story as they physically act it out. Along the way they learn about character, setting, plot, conflict, story structure, character arc, tone, and more. Kids are empowered to see themselves as writers as they see their own ideas incorporated directly into the story.
S.T.E.A.M. Workshop: The Science of Stories (and movies)
How do movies work? What’s the science behind the phenomenon? What technology did early cinematographers and storytellers invent to exploit this trick? How were those devices engineered? How is math integral to movie making? These questions are more are explored in this fun workshop that explores the STEAM of movie making. Kids will use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math as they create Thaumatropes and Phenokistoskopes, some of the earliest forms of movie magic. Everyone will get to create their own mini-animation and see how STEAM impacts all areas of their life. This workshop is the perfect companion to the STEAM family show.
Book SmARTS & CRAFTS Workshop
|For six years, Page Turner Adventures developed and presented Summer Reading Program workshops for libraries and librarians throughout Florida, Louisiana, and New York. This workshop includes “The Best Of” projects, games, crafts, puppets and stories from those programs. These out-of-the-box activities all relate to children’s books. This program is perfect for librarians, media specialists, teachers, parents, and anyone else interested in fun, creative ways to get kids excited about books and reading.
“This was the most informative and entertaining workshop I have ever attended!” Cindy Alfred, Shreve Memorial Library
|PLAY THE VIDEO ABOVE to see how much FUN the workshops are!|
Be prepared to have fun and get messy in this hands-on workshop designed to help participants explore and unleash their creativity. Activities include: improv games, storytelling, art projects, short videos and more.
Attendees will get a step-by-step guide on how to foster creative thinking on a daily basis, encourage creativity in others, and simply look at the world from a different viewpoint. Participants will leave this workshop feeling happy, inspired, confident, and with a game plan on how to avoid procrastinating and just CREATE!
Fun Videos About Writing
|For almost two decades, Page Turner Adventures has been producing award winning videos for kids. As part of a residency/book week program, you'll be able to download two weeks of videos filled with writing tips and language arts skills. Riley and Kenny can also create custom videos for your school to get kids and staff excited about the upcoming week.|
Play the the sample video to the right. To see more...GO HERE
Bonus Activities plus Marketing Materials & Graphic Templates
The program includes downloadable materials and templates to make your book week an absolute blast. Special thanks to Concordia International School for the great ideas and fantastic designs.
|Invitations and Bookmarks||Oversized Posters||Parade of Books and Storyologist Swearing In Ceremony|
|Storyologist Passports||School Wide Pizza Contest||Oversized Puzzles|
|After the students see a show, they get a sticker to put in their Passport for that show. At the end of the week, they get their Passports stamped to prove they’re official “Storyologists!”||Have an ACTUAL school-wide pizza contest to coincide with Riley’s book, The Great Pizza Contest.||We supply you with the images to make 4 large format puzzles. Hide the pieces throughout the school and, as each student finds one, they get the honor of helping to complete the puzzle.|