Virtual Visits Program

Let's Go On A Virtual Fieldtrip

A virtual fieldtrip offers students the possibility of going on a field trip! We’ll take off on a journey to learn more about books and writing. I have visited over 150 schools around the world via virtual technology to encourage children to read and write. 

What’s special about my visits?

I can visit you in ENGLISH OR SPANISH! Also, my schedule is flexible and I have a lot of experience working with kids of different ages. Even teens.

  • Fee payable through Paypal or check prior to visit. Visits are refundable (if we don’t meet) and transferable*
  • Requirement: Class must read book prior to visit (except for Reading sessions for libraries)
  • We can connect via Zoom or Google hangouts. 
  • I’m also available for library reading and other book events.

*Refunds in case meeting is canceled by either party 2 hours prior to visit. Transfers/rescheduling available at any time.


Virtual Fieldtrip
for one classroom

In-depth lesson
$ 100 Aug-Dec 2020
  • 50 min.
  • Lesson and Q & A
  • Writing/Editing Tips
  • Interactive Content Shared
  • *Students must read my book(s) before visit

Virtual Fieldtrip

Up to 3 sessions
$ 250 Aug-Dec 2020
  • 50 min.
  • Lesson and Q & A
  • Writing/Editing Tips
  • Interactive Content Shared
  • *Students must read my book(s) before visit

Library Visit

For libraries or festivals
$ 75
  • A reading of Eunice and Kate and a short Q&A
  • In English or Spanish

Field trips:

Fishing for Inspiration

What does it take to be a writer? What are some important tools and skills we need to develop to be a prolific writer? How do we revise a story? And how do we find inspiration or over come writer's block? Mariana Llanos shares her experience becoming a bilingual writer and how she keeps inspired even during stressful times. Come prepared with your questions as this will be an interactive experience.
(She might even share some of her rejected manuscripts!)
Audience: 3-4-5 grades. It can also be adapted for older students and writer's groups.

A virtual Trip to Cusco: Incredible Incas

Please read Kutu the Tiny Inca Princess with your class prior to our scheduled visit.
Fasten your seat belts! . We are traveling together to Cusco, Peru and will be talking about Inka culture and important landmarks in Cusco. Once we are back from our trip, I'll tell students some tips to imporve their writing.
Audience: 2-3-5 grades

Immigration stories

What does it take to write a story? What are the elements of story telling that will make people empathize with your characters? In this lesson, Mariana will talk about her process for Luca's Bridge, her research, and how she find inspiration to craft her stories. We'll also talk about immigration and what stories we can find in our experiences. Followed by a Q&A
Please read Luca's Bridge prior to our visit. Best suited for 4th grade and up, including middle and high school.
Audience: 4-5-6 and high school

¡Hablemos de Poesía!

En esta lección leeremos algunos poemas de Poesía Alada y conversaremos sobre la función de la poesía y los recursos que podemos usar para enriquecerla. También les daré diferentes ideas para crear sus propios poemas. ¿Escribimos todos juntos? ¡Me encantaría!
Audience: Spanish speaking immersion group.s of different levels.

A Multicultural Adventure!

In this lesson, I will read Not Home For Christmas (you don't need to read it in advance).
Let's read the adventure of Andy and Tito traveling to Peru to spend Christmas. In this fun session, young children will hear me reading this book in English or Spanish and we'll talk about different ways of celebrating Holidays. Finally they will be left with a clear message: READ!
Audience: k-1

A Roller Coaster of Emotions

In this lesson, I will read No Birthday for Mara (you don't need to read in advance) and we'll talk about emotions, feelings.We'll talk about the six basic emotions and act them in a fun interactive activity. Audience: k-1

For Libraries

Eunice and Kate is the story of two friends facing a disagreement. On library visits, I will read it and then ask questions about the book or writing process.
Eunice and Kate can be purchased from
Audience: k-1-2 and up

Mariana Llanos

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I’m Mariana Llanos and I write books for children and poetry in English and Spanish. I am originally from Lima, Peru, but now I live in Oklahoma with my husband, our three children and our dog, Juliet. I started writing poetry since I was very young. I loved reading so much that I wanted to create my own stories to share with the world. I published my first book, Tristan Wolf in 2013. Since then, I haven’t stopped, and I have many more stories, poems, and project that I want to share with YOU!

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