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California Readers Luncheon 2010 gather each year to celebrate
authors and artists with schools and staff in the Los Angeles area.
I am very proud to be a part of this incredible organization!

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Vroman's Book Store in Pasadena welcomes Alva
for a special story time Saturday!

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Sunland Elementary School Welcomes Author Day with Alva

Team efforts for story writing and sharing!
Crayons, paper and their imaginations
help to create their very own clown pictures!
Kathy Boyett, librarian, and Alva share fun times with the kids through out the morning.
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City of Westminster, CA, Westminster School District,
Friends of the Westminster Library celebrate Authors-in-Residence event!

Terry Shaver, Library Media Director and Alva
share an amazing day together
with PreK-5 Grade classes
"Open-mic" time to share stories with classmates
Alva "works" the room with the kids, talking, sharing, and having good times with books and writing
Chidren delight in getting their very own signed copy of Circus Fever and On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
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Encore Performance at Arroyo West Elementary School

Alva and her sister Bonny Cohen,
a former reading specialist at Arroyo West,
share NEA Read Across America Day
and Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Ms. Knecht and class celebrate spring flowers and reading On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Ms. Bingham's students and Alva share fun day together with books and writing stories.
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Ms. Marci Steinberg and Students
Celebrate Author Visits at Sierra Canyon School

Marci and Alva ~ Teachers and Authors
What a wonderful team
Story time sharing Jessica's adventure
in Circus Fever
Students talked about their circus adventures
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Author's Night and Story Time at Simi Valley Library

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Return Engagement at Heschel West Day School with Mrs. Lepp & Students

Karen Lepp & Alva together again
"On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!"
Skateboard adventures for the class
1st Graders join in on the fun too!
Story time and smiles
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Holiday Boutique Benefiting the San Fernando/Ventura Wellness Community

Angela Schwanz, JoAnn Horwitz & Alva share holiday cheer while helping others
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8th Annual Lynnwood Unified School District CBET Literacy Fair

Field Trip Day for Lynwood Pre-Schoolers
"On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!"
takes the stage with the kids
The ticket number is..... a Circus Fever raffle basket for a special little girl
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Celebrating Fall at the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival 2009

Friends of the Calabasas Library sponsor local authors for this event.
Great for families and kids.
Alva & R.C. Frederick share their children's picture books with the crowds.
"Smile for the camera!"
Taking home books from the festival is lots of fun!
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Orange County Children's Book Festival

Families, Kids, Books and Fun!
Sharing time in Alva's tent with books and hugs.
There's always time for reading on
the story teller's stage!
Paul & Alva meet and greet the folks strolling by.
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Duarte Author's Festival
Sponsored by the Friends of the Duarte Library

Pat De Rose and Alva enjoying the beautiful day at Westminster Gardens for the Author Festival D.J. MacHale, best-selling author of the PENDRAGON Series joins Alva
for a photo opt and a book sale!
Family fun and taking Circus Fever home to read and enjoy over and over again.
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Fellow authors, Bruce Hale and Alva at the 2009 LA Conference
of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators

Bruce's Chet Gecko stories are a must read! You will never realize you have a smile
on your face the whole time you are reading. You can catch Bruce at:
We will also meet again at the California School Library Association's Conference in November 2009!
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Summer Reading Fun at the Simi Valley Library

Cindi Bouvier, youth specialist librarian, and Alva strike a pose! She does fabulous work for the
children in her community all year long!
We gathered to read about Jessica
and her love for the circus.
Putting our creative ideas to good use we all wrote about our very own experiences at Clown School.
Circus Fever goes home with the kids for more reading fun!
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Return Author Visit to Ms. Valerie Plaisance Summer Enrichment Class
Hurray for Book Buddies!

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Kiwanis Clubs Helping One Child and One Community at a Time

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Alva & Jo Ballew, Kiwanis Club Warner Center, CA, help to promote literacy for children through
many of their community projects.
Circus Fever was proud to be a part of the day.
The Kiwanis Club of Canoga Park-Reseda, CA welcomes Alva as a speaker for a day of children's literacy and technology with Circus Fever.
Alva's own Kiwanis Club of Calabasas-Agoura, CA
shares a day engaging conversation promoting reading and literacy for children.
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"Books in the Barn" sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Conejo Valley is a wonderful
fundraiser with Horse therapy is used to help children with disabilities.
What a fun day reading in the barn on bales of hay!
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Custom Clown Designs by Kids

Check out these fabulous original drawings of circus clowns!
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Camarillo Heights Lions Welcome Author's Day in a Big Way!

Students set the stage for Circus Fever with their colorful banners, signs, and balloons! Kids having fun writing, sharing stories, drawing and asking terrific questions too!
Brenda Ruckstuhl (Librarian) Alva & Stacie Brauer (PTC Representative)
share the day together after months of planning to make this the best day ever!
Proud artists show off their very own circus clown creations!
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Calabasas CTV3 Presents Author's Night with Karyn Foley & Alva Sachs

Celebrating authors is what Karyn does best!
Soon to be aired a delightful interview with Alva & Circus Fever!
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Sumac Elementary Students & Parents Gather
at Barnes & Noble for a Fabulous Book Fair!

Circus Fever takes the stage! Taking Circus Fever Home
Abby, Alva, Donna & Marisa's teamwork make it all happen!
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Live on Stage at Moorpark's High Street Arts Center

Moorpark's High Street Art Center
Moxie, Alva & Epoxie
Jumbo Shrimp Circus catches Circus Fever—it's contagious!!
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Moxie and Alva
on stage—together at last!
Taking Circus Fever home to read over & over again!
Moorpark Friends of The Library
plan the gala circus event!
Moorpark's High StreetArt Center
It's a family affair—hurray!
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Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday & Read Across America
at Arroyo West Elementary School

Susanne Smith-Stein, Principal & Alva
Get Ready to Read
Ms. Garcia, students & Alva have fun
celebrating reading!
It was a special day to share reading along with
Circus Fever in Ms. Miller's class.
Everyone WAS all smiles that day!
Ms. Greene's kindergarten was totally ready
for story time and a super photo opt
after sharing Circus Fever.
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California Readers Celebrate Authors & Artists

California Readers provide opportunities to
grow libraries for children in schools.
Their goal is to connect authors and artists
with students and educators.
Alva is honored to be a part of their program
Susan Goldman Rubin, renowned author, artist,
and humanitarian, along with Alva share
a very special photo opt
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Nordstrom celebrates the holiday season with Circus Fever

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Books are gifts that last all year long!
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Heschel Day School West Author Visit

The day arrived after planning for a special author visit from Alva and reading Circus Fever together.
What a great classroom experience!
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Children and Circus Fever share a very special Saturday storytime at LA's Premeire Book Store
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Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

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A warm, sunny day brings out family and friends
to the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival.
Perfect way to have fun, celebrate the
fall season and find a new book to read
at the Circus Fever Tent!
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Circus Fever travels to the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
in Chicago's Hyde Park community

Mother Goose (aka Mae Wilson) shares a
moment with Alva and Circus Fever too!
At "The Great Green Room" children and
parents share in story time!
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Alva and Circus Fever participate in Project Playhouse - HomeAid
Los Angeles - Sponsored by Caruso Affilates

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Library of Congress Playhouse sets the stage for story time.
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Circus Fever, kids and jammies - that's a recipe for fun!
Borders Books, Thousand Oaks, CA

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Nordstrom Grand Opening Gala

Surprise celebrity guest, Julius the Monkey, from Paul Frank's designer clothing collection at Nordstrom. We share lots in common including books for children! Circus Fever ready for children and parents at the Nordstrom Grand Opening Gala
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Barnes & Noble Bookseller: The Grove-Los Angeles

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Stage set and ready for the children!
Fun with Circus Fever story time!
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Alva, part of the book displays for Circus extra bonus!
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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books - April 2008 Angels of the Alliance Non-Profit
Fundraising Annual Luncheon
Kids for the Arts School Outreach/Grants
for Performing Arts Groups
Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza in California
Alva & Circus Fever - 3rd Place Winner
Jumbo Shrimp Circus visits Circus Fever
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Alva Sharing Circus Fever Story
The Commons at Calabasas/Kids Club Night
Caruso Affilated Sponsor along with
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Alva Sachs & Patriacia Krebs
Author/Illustrator Book Signing
Barnes & Noble - Calabasas, CA
Circus Fever meets up with Jumbo Shrimp Circus Again!
The Lakes/Kids Club
Perfect sunny day for reading and sharing together
Sponsored by Caruso Affiliated

Ms. Valerie Plaisance, LAUSD Educator and Alva share a private Circus Fever signing after a reading to her 2nd Grade class, as part of her summer program theme of having a joyful life! (July 2008)


Circus Fever Trio
Marcie Gilbert, Patricia Krebs, Alva Sachs

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