Yumi Heo talks about her books and her childhood at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences.


In-Person Visit and Virtual Visit


Ribbit, Ribbit! Gaegul, Gaegul! 


Children will enjoy a very interactive introduction to Korean culture as they listen to the reading of The Green Frogs in both English and Korean.  The letter forms and sounds of the Korean Alphabet and Korea's geographical location on the globe will be presented. Children will be encouraged to share words and experiences that reflect their cultural heritage.   grade k-2


Sometimes We All Are Bombaloo!

In this very special presentation, Yumi Heo thoughtfully approaches the subject of Social and Emotional Development.  She will read the book Sometimes I'm Bombaloo and lead a discussion about all aspects of feelings and the appropriate ways that different situations might be handled.  The children will draw two faces, one happy and one angry and will have the opportunity to verbally express their feelings with regard to both.  grade k-2


How to Fold a Shirt!                                                                                                                                    

This session starts with the reading of Lady Hahn and Her Seven Friends, a story that emphasizes the importance of cooperation and team work and underscores the role of individual responsibility.  The differences between expository and fiction writing will be discussed. The class will be led in an origami activity that includes creating traditional Korean dress.   grade 3-5


Virtual Visits for Schools and Libraries

Yumi Heo is happy to drop in for a 20-min. virtual visit and Q&A with book groups and library groups that have read at least one of her books using Skype or IChat.



In-Person Visits: 3 forty-five min. presentation $1,500 plus travel and accommodation expenses.                                           Virtual Visits: twenty min. visits per day: $300 for each visit. 

Equipment: Large drawing pad with easel, markers, digital projector, microphone.  



For Festivals and Conferences


Write Me a Picture, Draw Me a Story!    

In this multi session workshop,  Yumi Heo discusses  all aspects of the children's book from story concepts, reference gathering, thumbnail sketches, through a final story with finished art.  Creating and presenting a dummy book will also be covered.


Yumi Heo as an Image Maker!

With a slide presentation, Yumi Heo talks about how her childhood influences her art and how she came to New York to become an author and illustrator of Children's Books.  The process from her thumbnail sketches to finished art will be discussed as well.





March 19, 2014,  Post Road School,  White Plains, New York.

October 24-30, 2013, Graded School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

June 11, 2013, PS 94, Little Neck, New York



"Storied City"  Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 2011.

Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, 2005.

Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, 2004.

Reading is Fundamental, Washington D.C. 2003.

Queens Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, 2002.

"America's Millennium of the Mall" sponsored by White House and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1999.

Cooperative Children's Books Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 1999.

Reading Reptile, Kansas City, Missouri, 1999.

International Reading Association Conference, San Diego, 1999.

SCBWI New York Conference, New York, 1998.

American Library Association Conference, New York, 1996.