Website of Della Ross Ferreri Children's Book Author
                                Website of                                 Della Ross Ferreri                              Children's Book Author

2024 Events

Jan 25 Author Visit - Elm Drive Elementary,  Millbrook, NY


Sat Feb 3  Beekman Library Literary Festival, Hopewell Jct. NY

Sat March 30  Poughkeepise Book Festival, Poughkeepsie, NY Dutchess Community College, Falcon Hall 10am - 3 pm


More author events to be posted soon!

School Visits

I enjoy doing author visits and book festivals. I would love the opportunity to present a program for your preschool, or K-3 students. Using my books and published poems, I offer fun and educational programs that excite children about reading and writing. Together we explore how writers play with language to create the best story possible. 

My interactive presentations range from 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the age and type of actitivies.

One popular program is a 'Meet the Author Pajama Party.'
(It's especially fun when children come to school in pajamas! ) I read HOW WILL
I EVERY SLEEP IN THIS BED? and/or HUGGLE WUGGLE, BEDTIME SNUGGLE. I share an interactive Google Slide Show and discuss the writing process in an age appropriate way - from idea to rough draft to the process of revision. We end with an action rhyme and Q&A. 


For grades 2 & 3, my presentation is called 'You're the Star of the Show!' I read STAR OF THE SHOW and present a Google Slide Show to discuss where to find story ideas, how to brainstorm and include the elements of story - character, setting, plot, etc. I also share specific revision techniques to spice up one's story. 

Another popular program is 'Beep! Beep! It's Story Time.'
I read BEEP! BEEP! SPECIAL DELIVERY and, depending on the children's ages, we do songs and finger plays relating to trucks and transportation. We discuss the process of writing a rhyming book - from idea to rough draft to the process of revision. We end with an action rhyme and Q&A. Please allow plenty of space for children to stand and participate in poetry movement and action rhymes.


For the 2024-2025 school year, my fee ranges from $300 to $450 within 30 miles of Hyde Park, NY and  depending on the number of presentations.

I'm happy to work with groups who have a limited budget. I also appreciate the opportunity to sign copies of my books for children and teachers who wish to purchase them. 


For more information and a detailed flyer, please fill out the form on the CONTACT PAGE or email me for more information: drferreri (at)

Please put 'Author Visit' in the subject line.

I hope to hear from you!

Here's what they're saying about my author programs...

"Thank you for doing a wonderful presentation. The teachers are raving about your interaction with the students, the visuals, the movement with poetry, etc..."


- Karen Fowler, Library Media Specialist, Vail Farm Elementary School

"Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation last week. I have heard nothing but good things from teachers and students alike. There is a waiting list for your book from the library."


- Pamela Woodward, Netherwood Elementary School

My friend and fellow writer, Karen Kaufman Orloff, and I have partnered together to offer writing classes for adults. We call our 5-week program, 'The ABC's of Writing for Children.'
We cover where authors get their ideas and how to turn these ideas into poems, short stories, picture books or longer works. We discuss how to structure your writing to include the elements of story and how to submit your work to publishers. Occasionally we present shorter, introductory workshops at the local library. Contact me or Karen Orloff for more information. Visit Karen's website for a look at her terrific books. 

If you're interested in learning more about writing children's books, check out our organization, Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley and consider attending one of our hands-on events in the Poughkeepsie, NY area. Click the button for more information on our upcoming conference:

More Web Sites: 

Your informational source for writing and illustrating for children is The Purple Crayon:


If you love learning about science, check out the book, THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND by Catherine Ciocchi. Be sure to visit Catherine's web site for news on her latest book, SCIENCE, MATTER AND THE BASEBALL PARK:.


Need a performer for your event? My friend Jackie aka Bee Bee the Clown is a wonderful entertainer. See her facebook page: 
or her website:

My friend Tania Guarino has two delightful books -MEET THE QUACKERS & GARDEN PARTY and more on the way! Learn more:


My Books

   Mouse Buffet
 (Sleeping Bear Press, 2025)


 God Blesses Me 

 Huggle Wuggle,   Bedtime Snuggle 
         (Beaming Books) 


 Precious Baby

     (Beaming Books) 
   How Will I Ever   Sleep in This Bed? 

  Beep! Beep! 

 Special Delivery
       (Clear Fork) 

  Hey! You're Eating        My Homework 
 (Lee and Low)
Star of the Show
(Shenanigan Books)

   Picnic on the              Sidewalk

       (Seedling Publications) 


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