Tammi Sauer


site.authorphotoTammi Sauer is a former teacher and library media specialist. These days, she is a full time children’s book author who presents at schools and conferences across the nation. In addition to winning awards, her 25+ books have gone on to do great things. Nugget & Fang was made into a musical and is currently on a national tour with 120 scheduled performances, Wordy Birdy was named a Spring Kids’ Indie Next pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, and Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, was recently released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, and French which makes her feel extra fancy.

Getting kids excited about reading and writing is Tammi’s passion. Her other passion is tropical tea. Tammi and her husband live in Edmond, Oklahoma, with one dog, two kids, and a tank full of random fish.

To learn more about Tammi, visit her at her site, tammisauer.com, and on Twitter at @SauerTammi.

School Visits:

Tammi is a former teacher and library media specialist whose presentations
are fun, engaging, and informative. Each one is geared toward a particular
age group so that every student will get the most out of the experience.
For pre-K through first grade, Tammi focuses on how books take people
on adventures. For second and third graders, she explores finding ideas,
shaping ideas into a story, and turning a story into a book. The fourth, fifth,
and sixth graders get to uncover Tammi’s top ten writing secrets, which will
help them when they’re creating stories of their own. Each presentation
offers education, entertainment, and much, much more!

Tammi has celebrated reading and writing at hundreds of schools and would love to visit YOUR school, too!

Speaking Fees:

One presentation:  $450

Half-day (2 presentations):  $700

Full-day for Oklahoma schools (4 presentations):  $950

Full-day for out-of-state schools (4 presentations):  $1300

(plus travel expenses such as mileage and possible hotel room)


“I had heard from other librarians in my district how wonderful Tammi Sauer’s presentations are, and she did not disappoint! Her boundless energy, enthusiasm, and creativity kept her audiences captivated. Each presentation was grade-appropriate, interactive, and relevant  as she shared how reading and writing go hand-in-hand. Tammi obviously loves what she does, and it shines through every word. Best of all, her books are gifts that keep on giving; they are absolutely delightful, and students of all ages can’t get enough of them. If you’re looking for a fun, effective author to visit your school, Tammi Sauer is an exceptional choice!”

— Karen Berry, LMS at Hedgcoxe Elementary, Plano, TX

“Tammi Sauer is so incredibly dynamic and interactive that our district decided we must get to visit us again as soon as possible! Her presentations are geared towards different age groups and she always includes her student audience as part of the visit, often encouraging students to act aloud portions of her award-winning picture books. I heard students commenting, “She’s so funny!” or “I love that book!” as she described how she progresses through the writing process. The schools she visited this semester told me that their students truly took to heart Tammi’s advice for becoming a better writer and are applying her strategies to their own manuscripts. Tammi will knock your socks off with her energetic multimedia presentation and her obvious joy for young readers!”

— Dr. Lori Franklin, Library Media Coordinator for Olathe Public Schools, Olathe, KS

“Tammi Sauer is a personable, fun and engaging presenter who has entertaining and informative presentations for every age group. She is full of energy and keeps the students in the palm of her hand. Our principal reported glowing compliments!”

— Marsha Manners, LMS at Heritage Elementary, Edmond, OK


Please fill out this form for more information or to schedule a visit to your school.

Tammi’s Books:

Cowboy Camp (Sterling, 2005)

Chicken Dance (Sterling, 2009)

Mostly Monsterly (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2010)

Mr. Duck Means Business (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2011)

Me Want Pet! (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2012)

Bawk & Roll (Sterling, 2012)

Oh, Nuts! (Bloomsbury, 2012)

Princess in Training (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012)

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oklahoma (Sterling, 2012)

Nugget & Fang (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

Ginny Louise and the School Showdown (Disney*Hyperion, 2015)

Your Alien (Sterling, 2015)

Roar! (Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster, 2015)

I Love Cake! (HarperCollins, 2016)

Ginny Louise and the School Field Day (Disney*Hyperion, 2016)

Mary Had a Little Glam (Sterling, 2016)

Your Alien Returns (Sterling, 2016)

Caring for Your Lion (Sterling, 2017)

Truck, Truck, Goose! (HarperCollins, 2017)

Wordy Birdy (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2018)

But the Bear Came Back (Sterling, 2018)

Go Fish! (HarperCollins, 2018)

Knock Knock (Scholastic Press, 2018)

Quiet Wyatt (Clarion, 2018)

Making a Friend (HarperCollins, 2018)

Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2019)

A Little Chicken (Sterling, 2019)

Nugget & Fang Go to School (Clarion, 2019)

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