"The Book Lady"
Kids like to
call Kim Dozier the
Lady.” Teachers have said that this
lady with a
BIG voice” has some
Books with Timeless Values.”
Kim holds a
degree in Elementary Education and has kept her certificate up-to-date
throughout her years as a stay-at-home
mother. She discovered her hidden talent
for writing and has since become a successful author and motivational speaker.
presentations are inspirational and her readings are charismatic! She loves to
bring her books
life” and make reading fun!
Scheduling and Fees
children “excited” about Reading—schedule a
Reading” with Kim Dozier.
Fee: FREE -- for
locations within a 50 mile radius of Madison, AL
For visits outside this
area, travel expenses and/or lodging expenses are appreciated.
An information/order form will be sent to
be duplicated and sent home prior to Kim’s visit. This helps to insure
that those wishing to purchase books are prepared.
|Kim has read for audiences ranging in
ages from 2 to 92 at numerous
libraries, teachers meetings, nursing homes,
daycares, birthday parties and church events. Young and old alike love
the way Kim brings her books
“to life” and many families make sure to
pack her Read-Along CDs before leaving for trips. As the result of her
vivacious presentations, Kim was invited to be a Featured Author at the
2005 Alabama Reading Conference in Huntsville and at the 2006
Southeastern Reading Conference in Mobile. She has also spoken at the 2007
Alabama Festival of the Book in Montgomery.
Many schools and
organizations have also started requesting that
Kim do her inspiring “From Hurdles to Ladders” talk for children as well
as adults. Kim says that while it is an extreme honor it is also very
humbling to receive favorable reviews from all of her audiences.
Kim adapts her
for what is needed at each particular function; whether it is for 15
minutes or for 1 hour and 30 minutes. She has just as much fun reading
for small groups as she does for several hundreds at one time and her
silly charm can win over even the most reluctant of readers/listeners.
“I want kiddos of all ages to see and hear how much
FUN reading can be! I love to go to
schools where I read to an
auditorium or gym full of kids and we have so much fun that the
principal comes in to see what in the world is going on!!! I always just
laugh and say, ‘Oh, it’s OK—we’re just reading!’ The kids LOVE it!
Equally, I have just as much fun when I go to a nursing home to read for
the Young at Heart and see the twinkle in their eyes and the child-like
wonder on their sweet faces as they listen to each and every word!”
Call upon Kim for your Royal Reading event ...
Family Reading Night, Fund raiser,
Reading Program, Student/Teacher
Workshop, Birthday party, Mother/Daughter Banquet, Ladies Day, …..
Speaking at the Alabama Reading
Royal Reading and Dedication of
The Confused Tooth Fairy
Priceville Elementary; Priceville, AL
Reading for Princess Sara at her
Camping out with Whitesburg Academy, Huntsville,
|Reading for Fairy Tale
Day at Auburn
Public Library; Auburn, AL
request, include as much detailed information as possible, such as:
- The date you have in
- Possible alternative
- The number of Royal
Readings you require for your group
- Contact information
(email and phone number)
“Research and practice show that one simple activity — reading aloud —
is the best way to
for learning to read and to
keep them reading
as they learn and grow.
Reading aloud helps
children develop the language skills they will use in school and
throughout their lives.
books can inspire children, expand their imaginations, and help them
become better learners.
parents can encourage reading in many ways, but experts agree that
choosing good books is an essential first step. Children need books that
will captivate their attention and show them the joy reading can bring.
The more they
like to read,
the more they
Kim Dozier’s books are
among the good books that are worthy to be read aloud. Each book has an
entertaining story built around character traits that are important in
the education of all children:
trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, citizenship.
It is rare when you can find books that children will like to read that
contain themes to build character in their lives.
When Kim reads these
books to children you can see the smiles on their faces, hear the
giggles resulting from story situations, and hear the children ask for
more at the conclusion. Kim
captivates her audience and shares the character traits in her
stories with such a pleasant, warm demeanor that children like what they
hear and want more.
She inspires with character building stories and proves that reading
aloud to children is the best way to prepare them and keep them
Betty Dean Newman, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus – Elementary Education
Alabama Reading Association