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There are many approaches that schools may take to getting author visits funded, such as applying for grants and cooperating with local service organizations. The Cooperative Children's Book Center's article "Tips on Hosting an Author/Illustrator Visit" offers lots of great suggestions.
For further research, you might want to track down some of the sources mentioned in my Author's Note. You should also explore the "Other Links" section on the page on this site for The Day-Glo Brothers.
The wonderful Sarah Rehm -- I highly recommend her.
I can't do that, but I can help you find someone who can. The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators provides a listing of regional chapters, many of which coordinate critique groups for their local members.
From my own experiences learning the ropes of writing for children and young adults, I can say that the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators would be a terrific resource for you. You should also take a look at the latest edition of the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, available at many bookstores. Two other terrific resources are Cynthia Leitich Smith's site and Harold Underdown's site.
Austin's BookPeople often has signed copies in stock and available for shipping.
I often do, but typically only for organizations that I'm already personally affiliated with. If you think that your organization is one of these, you're welcome to contact me.
Please direct all rights queries to my agent:
Erin Murphy Literary Agency
2700 Woodlands Village #300-458
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-7127