Online Visits Program

Online Lessons Program

Online lessons are so much fun and accessible! Mariana has visited over 150 schools around the world through virtual technology to encourage children to read and write. While it is true that online visits are a great way to communicate with students, please consider Mariana’s IN PERSON VISITS in the United States, as nothing beats the warmth of a visit in person.

What’s special about Mariana’s online visits though?

Mariana’s visits can be in ENGLISH OR SPANISH! Also, her schedule is flexible and she has a great deal of experience.

  • Fee payable through Paypal prior to visit. Refundable and transferable*
  • Requirement: Class must read book prior to visit (except for Reading sessions for libraries and schools)
  • NEW: if you students are learning at home, we can connect via Zoom or Google hangouts so every student can join in the conversation from home. We could also do a Facebook live, but we would have to create a private group so visits are not shared outside our circle.

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



In-depth lesson
$ 150
  • 50 min.
  • Lesson and Q & A
  • Writing/Editing Tips
  • Interactive Content Shared
  • *Students must read my book(s) before visit

Reading and Q&A

Answering your questions about my books!
$ 45
  • A 35 Q&A which includes a reading
  • In English or Spanish


The wonder-full life of a writer

How do you know you are a writer? And what does it take to become one? What are some important tools and skills we need to develop to be a prolific writer? 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!)
Suited for ALL audiences from K to adult writers groups!

A virtual Trip to Cusco: Incredible Incas

Please read Kutu the Tiny Inca Princess with your class prior to our scheduled visit. In this lesson, Mariana will share her knowledge of Inca culture and society. She'll take the students on a "virtual trip" to Cusco and Machu Picchu. She'll highlight this culture's incredible knowledge.
Best suited for 2nd grade and up.

Writing difficult 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.

¡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! Y también quizá podamos publicar nuestro propio libro virtual. ¨¡Déjenme guiarlos!"

"Servicios para publicar libro virtual lo conversaríamos con la escuela pues necesitaría aprovación. Mis honorarios son muy accesibles.

Reading and Q & A:

A Rollercoaster of Emotions

In this lesson, we'll talk about emotions, feelings, and the way we feel throughout the day. We'll talk about the six basic emotions and act them out. Please read the book with your class prior to visit
Best suited for K through 3rd grade.

Not Home For Christmas
A Multicultural Adventure

In this lesson we'll talk about different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world, also main difference between southern and northern hemispheres.
Best for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Please read book with your class prior to visit.

Friendship and respecting differences

In this short lesson we will read Eunice and Kate and answer questions about resolving our conflicts with friends. Best suited for K-3rd grade

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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