Would you like to have Barbara Allman visit your school? Presentations are available for K-2 and grades 3-6. Contact the author by email for further details. Just click on the link on this page.

Why biography? The more children learn about people of worth and achievement, the better they come to know themselves. In reading about the lives of people who have made a difference, children come to understand their own potential.

For Teachers

Author Visits, Concerts and Classes

Concert and Reading
Mozart: A Musical Genius

Saturday, January 15, 2005
Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 W. "C" Street, Jacksonville, OR
Tickets available at the Chamber of Commerce and at the library. Concert will feature Rogue Valley musicians and singers performing chamber and vocal works with a narrative of Mozart's life. Book signing will follow.

15th Annual B. Dalton Young Readers' Book Fair
Saturday, October 16, 2004
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Vancouver Mall
Vancouver, WA
Fun for kids, moms and dads, teachers, librarians, and book lovers. Meet Papageno and Papagena, puppets from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute." Hope to see you there!

School Visits!
Griffin Creek Elementary
Medford, Oregon
Thursday, May 27, 2004
This will be a fun visit with my first grade friends to talk about books, sing a Mozart melody, and make a Magic Flute mask.

George White Elementary
Laguna Niguel, CA
Monday, May 24, 2004
Another visit with first grade friends to talk about how books are made. We'll have some fun writing about music.

Reading, Recital & Book Signing: Her Piano Sang
Enjoy a recital of music written by Clara Schumann and performed by pianist Sandra Harper of Portland. Barbara Allman will read a selection from her biography of Clara Schumann and sign books after the performance. Jacksonville Branch Library, 340 W. "C" Street, Jacksonville, Oregon on Saturday, January 24, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.

Writing for the Children's Market
Southern Oregon University
Extended Campus Programs
Instructor: Barbara Allman
Saturday, May 17, 2003
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Education and Resource Center, Rogue Valley Mall, Medford, Oregon
Call for Registration Information: (541) 552-8100 or (541) 772-2980
Online registration:​ecp
Are You Inspired to Write for Children?
This is a one-day seminar for anyone interested in writing for children. The field of children's publishing is wide-ranging. Explore not only the picture book and fiction markets, but also nonfiction, curriculum, magazine and nontraditional markets. Learn how to choose a good idea and find the right publisher for it. Discover the basics of crafting a professional proposal. Key in on writer's groups and organizations and find out what they can do for you. Learn about contracts, and writer's tools and resources.

School Visit!
Prospect School District
May 22, 2003
This promises to be a fun visit with Grades K-7 to share my books and talk about the writing process.

First Annual Medford Book Fair
Saturday, June 21, 2003
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Middleford Alley
Medford, Oregon
Please stop by the booth and say hello. Books for middle grade readers as well as activity books for younger readers will be available for purchase.

Selected Works

Middle-grade Biography
Teachers! Click here for a follow-up cooking activity.
Middle-Grade Biography
Kids! Click here for some musical writing fun.
Social Studies
Teachers! Click here for an introductory activity.
Short Story