Miri Leshem-Pelly

In-Person US Visits opportunity

I’m coming to the US in November 2024 for a Jewish Book Council tour with the book A FEATHER, A PEBBLE, A SHELL and I still have some open dates, so if you’d like me to come to your city / school / community – contact me and let’s make that happen! Here are programs I can offer around my new book:

Author Presentation and Slide Show

We’ll read the book A FEATHER, A PEBBLE, A SHELL and I will speak to any grade level about the natural beauty of Israel and what makes it one of the most diverse places in the world! Join my adventures in Israel from childhood family trips to hiking with my own children and hear about my many wildlife encounters.

Creative Art Workshop: A Hoopoe

Kids love to get creative with a children’s book illustrator. I will guide them through the process of creating Israel’s national bird, the hoopoe, by using oil pastels and colored papers, demonstrating how this beautiful bird can open and close its feathered crown!

Virtual Author Visits

On a virtual visit we read a book together, discuss it, and I answer questions. Here are some programs I offer, but there are other
options too. Contact me and we’ll come up with the perfect plan for your group.

Exploring Nature in Israel

We read the story A FEATHER, A PEBBLE, A SHELL and go on a fun virtual trip in Israel! I share pictures from my ourdoors adventures, including exciting wildlife encounters. I also share about creating this book, including inspiration from childhood memories, and my art process from pencil sketches to final watercolor pieces.

Start a Nature Journal For 2nd-5th grade

We read some pages from CHLOE’S NATURE JOURNAL and discover how to become a nature detective! What did Chloe find in her backyard? And how our own backyards are like a mini jungle…