Daryl is a children’s author (17 children's books)
/singer/songwriter/storyteller and premier educational
who does school visits in the United States
and Abroad. His use of performance arts (in his school
/ author visit programs) to teach and entertain has
educators and assembly coordinators everywhere
consistently calling his school visits and children's
educational programs
“the best of the best” (Linda
Kolb, Supervisor of Instruction, Toms River, New Jersey
“unique and exciting” and “off the charts good”
(Judy Rothenberger RS, Oak Ridge E. Pennsylvania)
Daryl’s takes his audience on a journey through
the creative and writing processes by cleverly
blending educational information (small moments,
developing ideas, editing, revising, illustrating, the
importance of words, conflict, detailing, etc.) with
live performance, music, reader’s theatre, readings
and interactive activities. His performances are
compelling, his energy and excitement for his
craft is contagious. (
I don't think anyone has ever
interacted with the children the way you did... and they
responded to you in such a positive way.
” - Debbie O’Brien,
Blairstown, New Jersey, PTA
  •    Programs that meet core curriculum standards
  •    Education staff approval ratings of excellent!
  •    Student participation level ratings of excellent!
  •    Daryl's books are Kirkus Reviews recommended
  •    Books for K-8 readers
  •    Daryl's books can be found at Follett School Solutions
  •    Captivating programs for Pre-K through 8th grades
  • The use of small moments
  • Discovering good ideas
  • The importance of words
  • Editing and revisions
  • Creating conflict
  • Correctly bringing the conflict and the solution together
  • Creating detail
"Daddy Did I Ever Say?
I Love You, Love You, Every Day
--Kirkus Reviews calls "Mr. Moon",
"[a] pleasing children's narrative with a relevant
message. ... Cobb's text ... has a simple charm
likely to please young readers [and]... Jaeger's
illustrations give the night a soft, beautiful glow,
complementing Cobb's text ... . Her personifications
of Mr. Moon and Mr. Sun are utterly delightful.
Cobb will likely delight and instruct children with
this charming tale."
Daryl's author visit programs are seen by elementary and middle school children across the United States and abroad.
Daryl Cobb is a children’s book author who does school visits.
Daryl's touring area includes this state-by-state list. Local areas
are highlighted with an asterisk.
A Children's Novel
Recommended reading for parents, boys and girls,
advanced young readers or ages 10-15 and up.
Always sincere, occasionally shocking, this tale is required
reading for kids and parents
.   -- Kirkus Reviews
Daryl Cobb is an author who does school
visits in the United States and Abroad. Some
of the schools he visited during the 2011-12
school year include:
Daryl's author visit performances and programs
are rated by educators as excellent!
Writing & reading are about to get a lot more exciting!
"Baseball, Bullies & Angels"
[T]he sentiment is sweet and Van Wagoner’s
illustrations are eye catching, though it’s the little
girl’s expression that shines through on every page.
The verse Cobb has penned is appealing and...[t]he
idea behind the story of the little girl and her doting
father is charming[.] ”      
-- Kirkus Reviews
--Kirkus Reviews calls
Bill the Bat Babysits Bella",
"A sweet book celebrating brother-sister bonds."
-- Kirkus Reviews calls
"Bill the Bat Loves Halloween",
"[A] fast- moving, fun rhyming picture book"!
--Kirkus Reviews calls"Daniel Dinosaur",
"A sweet story told in simple rhymes that young
children will likely enjoy. The light, whimsical
drawings maintain a sense of fun."
For advanced young readers or ages 10 to 14
--Kirkus Reviews says that "Pirates: The Ring of
Hope, is [a] spirited swashbuckling tale of mystery
and magic. The characters are rich and beautifully
rendered, and the story is sprinkled with humor... .  
Much of the dialogue is delightfully silly."
"Greta's Magical Mistake"  

Greta's Magical Mistake; With simple rhymes and a
gentle spirit, veteran children's author Cobb offers an
enjoyable story of a witch-in-training whose good
intentions go awry. This pleasant, engaging story
provides valuable messages about friendship and the
importance of good listening.  Artist Pentangelo's
colorful, playfully skewed images underscore the text's
comical tone and contain numerous small details that
attentive readers will enjoy. A sweet but never cloying
tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated
--Kirkus Reviews calls "Henry Hare" A fun
romp with uniquely illustrated characters and a
simple solution to an amusingly silly dilemma.”
Daryl is the author of

"Pirates: The Ring of Hope"
An Author Visit rarely gets this good! Rated Excellent by BOCES of New York!
Personalized School Book
Celebrating a Milestone!
Interactive Assemblies Grades K-2
Music & Storytime
Assembly coordinators, as you look at the information on my website, including all posted video
segments, keep in mind that I adjust my shows based on the grade levels that are attending each program
and the time in which I have to present it.  Your Pre-K classes, kindergarteners and first graders (Music
& Storytime) will be treated to a program that is designed for their age level, and that is different than
programs performed for older grades.  Each assembly of A Writer's Journey (2nd-8th grades) will be
tailored to be age appropriate for the group in attendance, with material varying based on grade.

If you have never experienced one of my programs in person then you are in for an exciting ride, one that
your staff and students will talk about long after the show is over!  

During my 50-60 minute interactive programs I will not only entertain, but will cover many important
topics including:     
It was not the traditional author visit with a simple talk and reading.  You brought the
stories and the show to life!  Absolutely!  The best author day I have seen and one of the
best assemblies I have been a part of!"
-- Sam Hafner, Principal, Liberty Bell School, Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Contact Daryl Cobb Productions
to confirm all author visit package pricing.
610-570-4196 or
contact Daryl Cobb at www.darylcobb@darylkcobb.com.

Daryl's books can also be found on
Barnes & Noble

Kirkus Reviews
Follett School Solutions
Daryl Cobb news stories:

Author blends words and music...

Rockaway, NJ
The Citizen of Morris County, NJ

North Jersey .com

Author inspires students to be creative

The Vinton Messenger, Virginia

The ‘Write’ Inspiration: Author finds
inspiration in everyday life / The
Kentucky Standard

Find inspiration, set it free through
writing / The Kentucky Standard

Saltbrook E.S. New Jersey

Hunterdon County Democrat, NJ

Glenwood Elementary
"Interactive Writer's Workshop"
Creating Detail Grades 2-8
Interactive Assemblies Grades 2-8
"A Writer's Journey"
Interactive Assemblies Grades K-8
Summer Literacy Programs
Personalized School Book
What Is It?
Pre-Visit Materials
Read Chapter Samples
Read or Call References
"The students were engaged the whole time -- I loved it! The music and stories were
wonderful and the program information was adjusted appropriately for the PreK to 2
group, and the 3-6 group.  You are a talented author, entertainer… just a GREAT
talent!!"          P.S. We also loved our personalized school book!!!

Kerry L. Salerno, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
Moonachie School District, New Jersey
Author Visits
Daryl Cobb Children's Book Author
Photo  Halethorpe E.S. Courtesy of The Baltimore Sun
Mom’s Choice Award Winner!
School Author Visits and
Children's Educational Programs
for this years School Tour!
Inspiring children to read and write!
Regarded by educators as one of the best children's educational assembly performers in the field today!
Daryl steps away from the traditional author visit and creates a thoroughly captivating and thought provoking cultural arts experience!
Help make this world bully free!
Baseball, Bullies & Angels is a recipient of
the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award! This
award is to honor excellence in family-friendly
media. Mr. Cobb is a gold award recipient in
the category of Young Adult Books.
and Read!
Join the Adventure
Rated Excellent by
Ocean County N.J.
Kindergarten Association!
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Parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Rhode Island
are considered Mr. Cobb's local touring area, but all schools may be eligible for local pricing.
The Importance of Reading -- a note from Daryl Cobb:

Most professional writers that I know, including myself, are also avid
readers. Reading was and still continues to play an essential part in
my writing career and my writing education.  Each new book opens
up the mind to new words, format, style and voice, as well as new
ways to twist and turn a plot.  A book also has the ability to introduce
us to new types of people, behavior, life experiences and places in
the world that we may not have gotten to know yet.  

In essence, children will attain greater knowledge, ability and success
by reading, and I don't think that anyone would disagree that to be
good at something you have to practice, practice and practice.  But
to keep kids interested they also need to see and experience the joy
in what you are trying to instill in them.  What measures are you, as
parents and educators, taking to show your students that it is more
fun to read and write than it is to pick up a gadget?  

So how do you get kids excited about reading and writing?  For me, it
is by letting them see and experience the many ways a writer can
apply that art form. That is what I do, that is my expertise and, as an
author who visits schools, that is where my varied skills come in.  I
am not just an author of books, but of song lyrics; I encourage and
direct the students in story telling and theater acting and, in seeing
this all firsthand, they are inspired that they too can create!

The words "cultural arts" are rarely used in connection with an
author visit, but with my assembly performance programs, those are
exactly the words to define the experience.  What makes my
programs so special and very popular is the mix of cultural arts and
literacy information.  And what makes it all work so perfectly has
been my ability to find creative ways, exciting ways to demonstrate
writing skills and how these skills can be used and are used in various
artistic formats, while at the same time using audience participation
to do it.  The experience doesn't work if the author can't find a way to
get the whole audience actively engaged.

I know that when coordinators are booking cultural arts programs
they are thinking in terms of "The Reptile Man", "The Science Guy"
or "The Music of all Nations" and they separate authors out into
their own little category.  But if reading and writing is really
important in your school curriculum, then you owe it to your
students to look at an author visit like mine that has so much more to

Leo F. Giblyn E.S, Freeport, New York   /
Author Visit

Campbell School, Metuchen, New Jersey   / Author Visit

Western Elementary School, Naugatuck, Connecticut   / Author Visit

Goddard School, Branchburg, New Jersey    / Author Visit

Old Farmers Road School, Long Valley, New Jersey   / Author Visit

Old Farmers Road School, Long Valley, New Jersey  /  Author Workshop Day

Botetourt Elementary School, Gloucester Virginia  / Author Visit

Petsworth Elementary School, Gloucester, Virginia   / Author Visit

Cambria E.S., Ebensburg, Pennsylvania  / Author Visit

Hance E.S., Gibsonia, Pennsylvania   / Author Visit

Sharon School, Robbinsville, New Jersey   / Author Visit

Beeler Elementary School, Marlton, New Jersey   / Author Visit                 

Shaull Elementary School, Enola, Pennsylvania /
Author Visit

Woodville Elementary School, Wakefield, Massachusetts  / Author Visit

Willow Creek E.S., Fleetwood, Pennsylvania  / Author Visit

Caley Elementary, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania  / Author Visit

Sycamore Park E.S., Culpeper, Virginia   / Author Visit

William E Cottle School, Eastchester, New York   / Author Visit

Cedar Creek Elementary, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Thorpe Elementary School, Danvers, Massachusetts  / Author Visit

High Plain Elementary School, Andover Massachusetts  / Author Visit

Birch Meadow E.S., Reading, Massachusetts  / Author Visit

Birch Meadow E.S., Reading, Massachusetts / Author Visit

Bradley Elementary School, Derby, Connecticut   / Author Visit

Forest Park E.S., North Kingstown, Rhode Island    / Author Visit

Grafton Village Elementary, Fredericksburg, Virginia  / Author Visit

Kate W. Barrett E.S., Stafford, Virginia   / Author Visit

Widewater E.S., Stafford, Virginia   / Author Visit

Stenwood Elementary School, Vienna, Virginia    / Author Visit

Conrad Weiser East E.S, Wernersville, Pennsylvania   / Author Visit

Furnace Woods School, Cortlandt Manor, New York   / Author Visit

Lester D. Wilson, Pittstown, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Pleasantville E.S., Pleasantville, Pennsylvania  / Author Visit

Conover Road Primary, Colts Neck, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Line Mountain Elementary, Trevorton, Pennsylvania  / Author Visit

Blue Ball Elementary School, East Earl, Pennsylvania   / Author Visit  

Stoneybrook Elementary, Kinnelon, New Jersey  /
Author Visit


Freehold Boro Schools, Freehold, New Jersey                                 grades K-3

Floral Park Bellerose E.S., Floral Park, New York                         grades K-5

Sylvan Avenue E.S.,  Bayport, New York                                           grades K-5

L.D. Batchelder School, North Reading, Massachusetts             grades K-5

Thomas Jefferson School, Morristown, New Jersey                     grades K-5

William S. James E.S., Abingdon, Maryland                                    grades K-5

Nantucket Elementary, Crofton, Maryland                                      grades K-5

Roxbury Elementary, Solon, Ohio                                                         grades K-4

Alden Place E.S., Millbrook, New York                                               grades 3-5

Elm Drive E.S., Millbrook, New York                                                   grades K-2

Arthur M. Judd E.S., North Brunswick, New Jersey                    grades K-5

Frank K Hehnly E. S., Clark, New Jersey                                           grades K-5

South Elementary, Collegeville, Pennsylvania                               grades K-5

Heights School, Roslyn Heights, New York                                     grades K-1

Kingwood Township School, Frenchtown, New Jersey               grades 3-6

Cozy Lake E.S.,  Oak Ridge, New Jersey                                            grades K-5

Beers Street School, Hazlet, New Jersey                                            grades 5-6

John F. Kennedy E.S, West Berlin, New Jersey                               grades K-3

Port Monmouth Road School, Keansburg, New Jersey              grades PK-2

Compass Charter School, Vineland, New Jersey                           grades K-4

Silver Spring E.S.,  Mechanicsburg,  Pennsylvania                       grades K-5

Chesterfield School, Chesterfield, New Jersey                               grades K-6

Honiss School, Dumont, New Jersey                                                  grades K-5

Mt. Pleasant E.S., West Orange, New Jersey                                  grades K-5

Mountain View E.S., Marietta, Georgia                                             grades K-5

Forsuth Country Day School, Lewisville,  North Carolina         grades K-8

Biglerville E.S., Biglerville, Pennsylvania                                         grades K-3

St. Margaret's Reg,  Woodbury Heights, New Jersey                  grades K-8

Stewartsville Middle,  Stewartsville, New Jersey                          grades 6-8

Robert Fulton School, North Bergen, New Jersey                         grades K-2

Greenwich School,  Stewartsville, New Jersey                               grades K-5

Early Childhood L.C., Phillipsburg, New Jersey                           grades pre-K-K

Eastlake School, Parsippany, New Jersey                                       grades K-5

Plymouth, E.S., Plymouth, New Hampshire                                    grades K-5

Campton E.S., Campton, New Hampshire                                       grades  K-3

Atco E.S., Atco, New Jersey                                                                    grades K-5

Davidsonville E.S., Davidsonville, Maryland                                grades K-5

Kemptown E. S., Monrovia, Maryland                                               grades K-5

Parr's Ridge Elementary, Mt. Airy, Maryland                                grades K-5

Carroll Manor Elementary, Baldwin, Maryland                            grades K-3

Greene Primary School, Greene, New York                                     grades K-2

Walberta Park, Syracuse,  New York                                                 grades K-1

Johnson Park, E.S.,  Princeton, New Jersey                                    grades K-1

Gwynedd Square E.S., Lansdale, Pennsylvania                            grades K-6

Mars Area Elementary School, Mars, Pennsylvania                  grades 2-4

Dows Lane E.S., Irvington, New York                                                grades K-3

Greencastle – Antrim E.S., Greencastle, Pennsylvania            grades K-5

Youth's Benefit Elementary, Fallston, Maryland                         grades K-5

Furnace Woods School, Cortlandt Manor, New York                grades 3

Green Valley E.S., Sinking Spring,  Pennsylvania                       grades K-5

Ardena School, Farmingdale,  New Jersey                                     grades 3-5

Woods Road School, Hillsborough, New Jersey                         grades K-4

Alice Costello School, Brooklawn, New Jersey                            grades K-8

Our Lady of Good
Counsel School,  Moorestown, New Jersey                                   grades K-8
Daryl's schedule gets very busy so
contact him today for details.

It's never to late to squeeze you in!

School Visited:

Pickering Valley, E.S., Chester Springs, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

Madison Primary School, Madison, Virginia / Author Visit

R.B. Walter Elementary, Tioga Pennsylvania / Author Visit

Central Elementary School, Great Meadows, New Jersey / Author Visit

Central Park School, Pennsville, New Jersey / Author Visit

Central Park School, Pennsville, New Jersey / Family Night Presentation

Ben Bronz Academy, West Hartford, Connecticut / Author Visit

Middletown Village E.S., Middletown, New Jersey / Author Visit

All Saints Academy, Parsippany, New Jersey /Author Visit

Riverbank E.S., West Columbia, South Carolina / Author Visit

G. Austin Schoenly E.S., Spotswood, New Jersey / Author Visits

E.R. Appleby E.S., Spotswood, New Jersey / Author Visits

St. Raphael School, Rockville, Maryland / Author Visit

Hance Elementary, Gibsonia Pennsylvania  /Author Visit

Ramtown Elementary, Howell, New Jersey  /Author Visit

H. Russell Swift School, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Swift School, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Family Night Presentation

Slaybaugh E.S., Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Slaybaugh Primary., Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Slaybaugh Schools, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey / Family Night Presentations

Davenport Elementary, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Davenport Primary, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Davenport Schools, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey / Family Night Presentations

Joyanne Miller School, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey /Author Visit

Cozy Lake E.S., Oak Ridge, New Jersey / Author Visit

Eastport Elementary, Eastport, New York / Author Visit

Indian Avenue Elementary School, Bridgetown, New Jersey / Author Visits

H Ashton Marsh E.S., Absecon, New Jersey / Author Visit

Christopher Columbus School #8, Garfield, New Jersey / Author Visit

Durban Avenue School, Hopatcong, New Jersey  /Author Visit

Anne E. Moncure Elementary, Stafford, Virginia  /Author Visits

Hardord Day School, Bel Air, Maryland / Author Visit

L.D. Batchelder School, North Reading, Massachusetts / Author Visit

German International School, Potomac, Maryland / Author Visit

LaCrosse Elementary School, La Crosse, Virginia  /Author Visits

KinderCare Education, Wayne, New Jersey  /Author Visit

New Jersey Association of School Librarians / Conference

Shipley's Choice Elementary, Millersville, Maryland  / Author Visit

William B Ward ES, New Rochelle, New York / Author Visit

Byam Elementary School, Chelmsford, Massachusetts / Author Visit

Schwenksville E.S., Schwenksville, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

St. Francis Cathedral School, Metuchen, New Jersey /  2 day - Author Visits

Wood End ES, Reading, Massachusetts / Author Visit

St. Nicholas-St. Mary E.S., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

Frank K. Hehnly E.S., Clark, New Jersey / Author Visit

Washington E.S., Little Ferry, New Jersey / Author Visit / Literacy Night

Chippewa E.S, Holtsville, New York / Author Visit

Newport E.S., Newport, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

Jenks Academy for the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

Warnsdorfer E.S., East Brunswick, New Jersey / Author Visit

Stony Brook School, Rockaway, New Jersey / Author Visit

Golden Door Charter School, Jersey City, New Jersey / Author Visit

Drum Point E.S.,Brick, New Jersey / Author Visit

Greenville Elementary, Howell, New Jersey / Author Visit

David Abbott ELC School, Morganville, New Jersey / Author Visit

Birchwood E.S, Rockaway, New Jersey / Author Visit

Shaler Academy, Ridgefield, New Jersey / Author Visit

Begen Boulevard Elementary, Ridgefield, New Jersey / Author Visit

Arrowhead ES, East Setauket, New York / Author Visit

Eastport Elementary, Eastport, New York / Author Visit

Millstone Primary School, Millstone Township, New Jersey / Author Visit

Darlington Elementary School, Darlington, Maryland / Author Visit

Clearview Elementary School, Herndon, Virgina / Author Visit

Westtown Thornbury E.S, West Chester, Pennsylvania / Author Visit

RSU 39 School,, Caribou, Maine / 2 day Author Visits / Literacy Night Event

Community Nursery School, Metuchen, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Lincoln Avenue School, Pearl River, New York / Author Visit

Seven Oaks Elementary, Baltimore, Maryland  / Author Visit                    

Greenwood Lake E.S., Greenwood Lake, New York   /
Author Visit              

River Plaza, E.S., Red Bank, New Jersey  /
Author Visit   

The Goddard School, Branchburg, New Jersey /
Author Visit

Little Falls School, Little Falls, New Jersey  / Author Visit                                 

South Bay E.S., West Babylon, New York  /
Author Visit                                   

Hilltop Elementary, Aston, Pennsylvania  /
Author Visit                                  

Theunis Dey Elementary, Wayne, New Jersey   /
Author Visit                       

Harrington Park E.S., Harrington Park, New Jersey  /
Author Visit

Park Avenue E.S., Port Chester, New York  / Author Visit

Northville E.S., New Milford, New York / Author Visit

Lincoln E.S., Melrose, Massachusetts / Author Visit

Mercerville E.S., Hamilton, New Jersey  / Author Visit

North Salisbury E.S., Salisbury, Maryland  / Author Visit

Prairie Valley Schools, Dell Rapids, South Dakota  / Author Visit

Mill Lake ES, Monroe Township, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Halethrope, E.S., Baltimore, Maryland    /  Literacy Night Show

Heritage E.S., Avon, Ohio   / Author Visit & Literacy Night Show

Asher Holmes E.S., Morganville, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Hillsborough E.S.,  Hillsborough, New Jersey  / Author Visit

Van DerVeer E.S., Somerville, New Jersey  / Author Visit                     

Shenandoah Valley, Reading Council’s Fall Banquet /
Keynote Speaker

Bath County, Virginia, Young Author's Celebration  / Author Visit       

Craigsville Elementary School, Craigsville, Virginia   /
Author Visit  

Augusta County Virginia, Author's Celebration   /
Author Visit             

Wilson HS, Fishersville, Virginia (8 local schools attending)  /
Author Visit

Robbins Lane, Elementary, Syosset, New York   / Author Visit                

Pleasant Valley Elementary, Knowxville, Maryland  /
Author Visit       

Farmington Elementary School, Culpeper, Virginia  / A
uthor Visit
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