The Teacher's Pet (on-sale date)
Jun
20
1:00 am01:00

The Teacher's Pet (on-sale date)

  • at a bookstore or library near you!

My first picture book, The Teacher's Pet, illustrated by the fabulous Zachariah OHora, hits stores on June 20, 2017. Please ask for it at your local bookstore or library, or find it online using one of these pre-order links: B&N | Amazon | BAMIndiebound | Target | iTunes. Thanks for your support!

To learn more about the book, click here. To find it on Goodreads, click here.

Nerd Camp MI and Nerd Camp Jr.
Jul
10
Jul 11

Nerd Camp MI and Nerd Camp Jr.

  • Western High School

I'm excited to join the fun at Nerd Camp MI (an education conference--and (un)conference--with a focus on literacy and learning) and Nerd Camp Jr. (a camp for readers and writers) July 10-11 in Parma, Michigan. I'll be one of more than 50 authors and illustrators on the Nerd Camp faculty

For more information, or to sign up to attend, click here--and look for #nErDcampMI on Twitter. 

Story Time at the Blue Hill Public Library
Jul
29
10:00 am10:00

Story Time at the Blue Hill Public Library

  • Blue Hill Public Library

Join Mr. Stricter, Bruno, and me for a special The Teacher's Pet story time at the Blue Hill Public Library in Blue Hill, Maine, on Saturday, July 29th at 10am. This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

For those who wish to take home a signed copy of The Teacher's Pet, Blue Hill Books will have them available for purchase at the event--or you can call the store now to place a pre-order.


Nerd Camp NJ
May
20
8:00 am08:00

Nerd Camp NJ

  • Chatham High School

I'm excited to join my fellow book nerds at nErD Camp NJ, a literacy-focused EdCamp "un-conference" and free event for educators, authors, and illustrators, to be held in Chatham, New Jersey on May 20th. There will be several amazing authors and illustrators on hand for the Author Meet & Greet from 12:30-2pm. Students welcome! 

For more information, or to sign up to attend, click here--and look for #nErDcampNJ on Twitter.

Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten (on-sale date)
May
2
1:00 am01:00

Anna, Banana, and the Little Lost Kitten (on-sale date)

  • at a bookstore or library near you!

Book five in the Anna, Banana illustrated chapter-book series goes on sale May 2, 2017. Please ask for it at your favorite local bookstore or library, or follow these pre-order links to find it online: Indiebound | B&N | BAM | iTunes | Amazon | Target

To learn more about the book, click here. To find it on Goodreads, click here. Thanks for your support!

World Read Aloud Day 2017
Feb
16
9:30 am09:30

World Read Aloud Day 2017

February 16th is World Read Aloud Day, and I look forward to spending it Skyping with students in classrooms from New Jersey to Hawaii, and spots in between. My schedule for the day is already full, but if you're a teacher or librarian and you'd like to find an author to Skype with your classroom or library that day, check out this list of author volunteers on Kate Messner's website.

If you would like me to Skype with (or visit) your classroom or school on another day, I'd be delighted to try to make it work. Please see the school visits page for more information.

Decatur Book Festival
Sep
4
4:30 pm16:30

Decatur Book Festival

  • Decatur, GA

Anna, Banana, and I look forward to returning to the AJC Decatur Book Festival (the largest independent book festival in the country!) in downtown Decatur, Georgia, on September 2-4. I'll be on the panel Squad Goals: Friendship! with authors Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson on Sunday, September 4th at 4:30pm, on the Children's Stage at Decatur Recreation Center.

I will also be moderating the panel BeTWEEN, featuring authors Jason Reynolds, Kate Milford, and Terra Elan McVoy. That panel is on Saturday, September 3rd at noon, on the Teen Stage.

See you there! 

Cape AuthorFest 2016
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Cape AuthorFest 2016

  • Cape Elizabeth High School

Join me and many other authors and book-lovers at Cape AuthorFest 2016, a book fair and celebration of literacy in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Cape AuthorFest features books sales, signings, and special events. It is free and open to the public.

Thomas Memorial Library
Apr
7
3:30 pm15:30

Thomas Memorial Library

  • Thomas Memorial Library

Join me at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Thursday, April 7th for an afternoon of reading, storytelling, activities, and fun. Perfect for kid-lit fans of all ages, especially children ages 6-10, this event is free and open to the public.

Anna, Banana & Louise Trapeze: a Circus-Parade Storytime
Jan
30
11:30 am11:30

Anna, Banana & Louise Trapeze: a Circus-Parade Storytime

  • McNally Jackson Books

**DATE CHANGE** Due to impending snowflakes, the circus-parade storytime extravaganza has moved from January 23rd to January 30th.

Anna, Banana, and Louise Trapeze are getting together for a circus-parade storytime extravaganza at McNally Jackson Books in New York City on Saturday, January 30th at 11:30am. Join Louise Trapeze author Micol Ostow and me for a double-the-fun celebration of our new releases: Anna, Banana, and the Puppy Parade and Louise Trapeze Did NOT Lose the Juggling Chickens

Crafts! Cookies! Chickens! Books!

Find more information here on the McNally Jackson Books website.

Nerdy Author Night
Jan
15
6:00 pm18:00

Nerdy Author Night

  • Falmouth Elementary School cafeteria

I look forward to signing books and meeting readers and educators at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators in Falmouth, Maine, on Friday, January 15th--the night before nErDcamp Northern New England. There will be more than 30 terrific children's book authors and illustrators in attendance, and the event is free and open to the public. Come join the nerdy fun!

nErD Camp LI
Nov
7
8:30 am08:30

nErD Camp LI

  • Willets Road School

I'm excited to join my fellow book nerds at the first annual nErD Camp Long Island, a literacy "un-conference" and free event for edufriends, authors, and illustrators, to be held in Roslyn Heights, New York, on Nerdvember 7th. There will be several amazing authors and illustrators on hand for the book sale and signing from 2:30-3:30pm. Students welcome! 

For more information, or to sign up to attend, click here.

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day
Sep
19
12:00 pm12:00

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day

  • Brooklyn NY

I'm honored to be moderating a panel of terrific authors at the Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day on Saturday, September 19th, at 12pm, at the Young Reader Stage (MetroTech Commons) in downtown Brooklyn. Here's the panel description:

WHAT A CHARACTER!: Lovable, laughable, and unforgettable, favorite chapter book characters always have the most engaging personalities--and the most memorable names. Authors Abby Hanlon (Dory Fantasmagory), Lenore Look (Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu), and Jon Scieszka (Frank Einstein) come together to discuss their inspiration behind creating--and naming--their beloved characters. Moderated by Anica Rissi (Anna, Banana).

Free Skype Visits with Classrooms and Libraries
Sep
12
May 31

Free Skype Visits with Classrooms and Libraries

Talking with kids about books and writing is one of my favorite parts of being an author. I'm pleased to offer a select number of free Skype visits with elementary school classrooms and libraries that have read one of my books. If you're interested in having me Skype with your school, please email me at anicamroserissi at gmail dot com. These 20-minute interactive presentations are best for students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.

I also do in-person school visits! If you would like me to visit your school or library, I'll be delighted to try to make it work. Please email to inquire about rates, presentations, and availability. Best for grades 1-5. For more information, please see the school visits page.

AJC Decatur Book Festival
Sep
4
Sep 6

AJC Decatur Book Festival

  • Decatur, GA

Anna, Banana, and I will be at the AJC Decatur Book Festival (the largest independent book festival in the country) to celebrate the release of Anna, Banana, and the Big-Mouth Bet.

Join authors Terra Elan McVoy (Drive Me Crazy), Abby Hanlon (Dory Fantastmagory), and me for the Best Friends Forever panel on Saturday, September 5th. We'll be speaking on the Children's Stage from 3:15 to 3:45pm and signing books afterward.

Stonington Public Library Reading
Aug
15
1:00 pm13:00

Stonington Public Library Reading

  • Stonington Public Library

Join me at the Stonington Public Library in Stonington, Maine (my hometown!) on Saturday, August 15th at 1pm, for an hour of reading, storytelling, activities, and fun. Perfect for kid lit fans of all ages, especially children ages 5-10. The event is free; books will be available for sale (and for signing).

Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split  (on-sale date)
May
5
12:00 am00:00

Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split (on-sale date)

  • at a bookstore or library near you!

Book one in the Anna, Banana illustrated chapter-book series goes on sale May 5, 2015. Please ask for it at your favorite local bookstore or library, order it online, or download the ebook. Thanks for your support!

To learn more about the book, click here. To find it on Goodreads, click here. And hey, have you watched the book trailer yet?