Aileen Kirkham - Captain Book

Author, Educator & Storyteller

Captain Book & 1st Mate, Kitty

Publisher: Upstart Books at


Selected Works

Magazine Article
The Vault at the Top of the World, p. 24 - 26 details the structure and contents of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which houses seeds and parts of plants from all over the world.
Professional Book
Encompasses twenty to thirty minute lessons with enrichment activities based upon curriculum objectives.
Magazine Articles
Library Sparks' Magazine Articles

Three E's of Literacy Excellence: Educate, Enable & Enrich

Award-Winning Author

With my first submission to this magazine, I received my first writing award:
Highlights for Children
Author of the Month
Aileen Kirkham
"The Vault at the Top of the World"
August 2015

AHOY, MATES! Librarians, Principals, PTOs,
& Directors of Preschools-Elementary

Schedule Captain Book and Kitty the Dog for storytelling literacy programs in preschools, elementary schools, and public libraries. Sessions include stories with audience participation, puppetry , songs, and humor to educate, enable, and enrich. These programs epitomize the quote of the late puppeteer, Shari Lewis's father, What is learned with pleasure is learned full measure.

Workshops for Early Childhood & Kinder Educators

Library Lessons for Little Ones has step-by-step lessons with recommended books, songs, puppets, and activities to teach and have fun. It's the perfect match for teaching kiddos curriculum based library lessons and for classroom instruction, too. Lessons include teaching objectives.

I can also create a customized curriculum based workshop on a theme of your choice.


Aileen Gardner Kirkham
Author, Educator & Prof. Storyteller
13211 Lost Creek Road
Tomball, Texas 77375 (Houston area)

Cell 713.828.0544