School and Library Visits

Mika Song and students in Chatham Square library doing a group drawing demo


School Visits
One of my favorite parts of being a children’s author-illustrator is getting out of my studio and talking to students. I enjoy sharing the process of making a picture book in a fun and relatable way with them. I hope that my visit will make every student feel included and more confident about their own creativity and voice.

photo of the author reading from the very large version of Tea with Oliver

A 40-minute presentation includes a quick talk about how a book gets made with final paintings and mistakes from the book and an interactive drawing demo with different ways for every child to contribute.

Testimonials

“We were so lucky to have Mika Song visit our library for an event with first graders from our community. She spoke about how a great idea becomes a published book in a fun and age-appropriate way, and engaged the class through an interactive drawing demo that helped the kids stretch their own imaginations!”

-Alessandra Affinito
Library Information Assistant, Children's Department
The New York Public Library

two worksheets featuring Oliver and a blank word bubble

Classroom Guide and Activities

I've written a Tea with Oliver classroom guide for K-2 teachers and a list of printable activity sheets that can be used in the classroom after reading the book. Download them here.
Tea with Oliver Classroom Guide
Crash! Scratch! Bang! Activity Sheet
Making Inferences Activity Sheet
Feelings Activity Sheet
Comic Activity Sheet

Useful Links
Paper Teacup Craft

paper versions of the teacups from the book Tea with Oliver