Enjoy Tales and School and Library Visits
from This Delightful Children's Author
Indulge in a great story from renowned children's author Dr. John Becker. Because Dr. Becker worked with Jack Hanna at the Columbus Zoo, all 27 of his books for children are about wildlife. At Adventures in Writing with Dr. John Becker, we offer nonfiction and fiction books for sale nationwide by the author. From a story about brave cheetah cubs striving to survive after being separated from their mother, to detailed information about all the different wild cat species, Dr. Becker pens engaging tales for children and individuals of all ages to read. He is also available to present author visit, and nonfiction writing workshop, programs at schools and libraries. Whatever book you choose from our wide selection, we are sure you are going to love it.
Dr. John BeckerDr. John E. Becker is an author of 27 Children’s Books, including his fictional picture books, Maggie The Talented Mouse, and Mugambi’s Journey, his Best Selling book, Frenemies for Life, his Voya Award winning book, Wild Cats Past & Present, the Returning Wildlife series, and eight Seedling books. Dr. Becker is a graduate of The Ohio State University, a former elementary school teacher, college professor at Macalester College and the University of Florida, administrator at the Columbus Zoo, and he worked for many years in the field of wildlife conservation. Dr. Becker is now a full-time author living in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He taught writing at the Thurber House Literary Center in Columbus, Ohio, for 20 years, and he has been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for many years.
Enjoy an Educational and Entertaining Program
"Dr. Becker’s Author Visit and Writer’s Workshop is the highlight of our school year! Dr. Becker has been a staple here at Wheelersburg Elementary for the past 19 consecutive years! Students come into First Grade knowing they are going to get to finally meet him. We even have students who have already graduated who still talk about Dr. Becker’s visit.
In order to prepare for his visit, our first graders do online research of African animals using InfOhio to establish background knowledge and then we have them write a report. We also ask for students to wear safari or animal print clothing, because Dr. Becker will be taking us with him on safari! Dr. Becker has a magical way of getting students engaged and excited about writing. He tells about his journey to becoming an author and how he finds inspiration for his stories. We give students an opportunity to purchase his wonderful books (Mugambi’s Journey and Frenemies for Life are among our favorites). At the end of the day, we hold a book signing for all those who purchased one of his books. Dr. Becker Day is AMAZING, and his visit leaves a lasting impression. Our students are always eager to get their stories down on paper for days, weeks, and even months after his visit! Oops! I almost forgot he sometimes works alongside the Columbus Zoo to bring along the stars of many of his books…cheetahs!"— Elizabeth Conn and Wheelersburg Elementary School First Grade teachers