School Visits and Events

We loved having Julia Richardson visit our classroom and share her story with our class. Her story of overcoming difficulties and disappointment was inspiring to hear. Students were engaged from start to finish. I would highly recommend! L. Simonds, 3rd grade teacher, Mattawan Public Schools

I enjoyed having Julia read and engage with my students. The presentation was funny, engaging, encouraging and heartfelt. My students were giggling, smiling and thinking throughout. K. Hopkins, Kindergarten teacher, Kentwood Public Schools 

The kids absolutely loved it and couldn’t stop talking about it. I wouldn’t change anything at all! K. Sills, 4th grade teacher, Mattawan Public Schools


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Upcoming Events

Friday, September 23, 2022, 3pm-7:30pm

Funky Ferndale Art Fair, Ferndale, MI

Julia LOVES to visit children! School visits are her favorite part of being a children's book author.


When she was young, she was in the lowest reading group and wrote every letter upside down and backwards. Thanks to dedicated teachers she overcame a severe case of dyslexia. Her story to publication inspires children to believe in their dreams.


Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10am

Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

Down With a Root, Up With a Shoot

Grades K-3, 45-60 minutes

Inside each little seed lives a big miracle. Julia discusses how children are like seeds and encourages them to believe in their dreams. She shares her journey from worst-in-the-class reader and writer to award-winning author. This presentation includes an author reading of Little Dandelion Seeds the World and a 15 minute Q&A.

Ideas, Ideas, Everywhere 

Grades 2-5, 45-60 minutes

Every invention starts with an idea. Using her book Let’s Build a Little Train, Julia explores ideas and how they are implemented to create inventions. This interactive program features audience participation and includes an author Q&A. 

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Small poster for school visit

Large poster (11X17) for school visit

Teacher's Guide Little Dandelion Seeds the World


Click here to contact the author and reserve a date for the 2022/2023 school calendar.

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10am ET

NBN Zoom interview with Mel Rosenberg

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 3-4pm ET

The Book Farm, 141 W. Grand River, Williamston, MI

Teacher's Guide Let's Build a Little Train

I thought it was just a normal visit but you changed my life. When I heard you say how hard it was it made me happy to write. It helped me and I loved your story. 3rd grade student

I loved that book you read and I like the cover on the book. I felt like a seed flying in the sky. I felt happy that you were with us. Thank you so much for reading to us. 3rd grade student


Thank you for reading your book to us. It was shoking to here the story abot how you strugld when you were a kid. Plese come next friday. We all loved the book. We all want you to come tomorow and read to us evre friday. 3rd grade student