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Eileen Pieczonka, author of Blueberry Bear Series; children's literacy and animal welfare advocate. 

Sit. Stay. Be Inspired.

Blueberry Bear Tales Children's book author Eileen Pieczonka with her therapy dogs Kong and Suki

HELLO! Welcome to My Classroom

I would love to meet your class, read my book(s), share my story about
becoming an author, and of course, talk about therapy animals.
My therapy dogs, Suki and Kong would also enjoy meeting the kids.

I adopted Suki and Kong several months after my first therapy dog Jamie passed away. They both follow in Jamie's pawprints as therapy dogs and accompanying me at book events and author school visits.

Eileen Pieczonka, Author,
Suki (front), Kong (back)

Blueberry Bear Book Series

Blueberry Bear is the prequel to Blueberry Bear's Adventure Trilogy.

It's a fun down-on-the farm story about a pup named Bear, how she turns blue, and is nick-named Blueberry Bear. (Perfect for Pre-school through First Grade who also love to make messes.)

A F urry Friends Tale is the first of Blueberry Bear's adventure trilogy.
It's about Blueberry Bear fleeing the farm in search for a friend. A message about friendship, trust, courage, and acceptance.
(Best for Second and Third grade.)

Both books include repeated refrains and onomatopoeia.

Blueberry Bear book III will soon be in the writing stage.

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Blueberry Bear helping her library buddy read aloud.

A therapy dog's presence creates a calm environment, which lowers the reader's stress levels. Therapy dogs are also non-judgmental, which helps readers build up their self-esteem to read out loud.
I must say, therapy dogs are pawtastic listeners!

Jamie with one of her library reading buddies
Author Eileen Pieczonka conducting a school author visit


Please contact me either by phone: 480.440.7229, or

or if you are requiring more than one author, email:

Grade Levels: Pre-school to Third Grade 

Presentation Time: 30 - 60 minutes

Fee: $125 per hour

Pricing Includes: 

Book Reading,


Teacher's Packet**,

A copy of Blueberry Bear for the school library


All the authors’ presentations are designed to inspire reading and writing and meet one or more of the Arizona English Language Arts Standards; teach students STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills; and/or help children develop SEL (social emotional learning) competencies.

Writing Processes​

Proofreading Process, Editing Process, Onomatopoeia, or

Cause & Effect

Who Let the Dogs Out!

Canines are Teachers Too

Discussion about my inspiration to write

Dogs Have Jobs Too

Therapy Dogs or Therapy Dogs vs. Service Dogs

Keep Kids Safe Around Dogs

Not All Dogs are Approachable

Characteristics Warning Signs of an Unapproachable Dog

Did you know half of the 4.5 million dog bites per year are pediatric dog bites?

Children who experience a dog bite can develop PTSD.
This common reaction in children can bring on emotional, academic, social, and behavioral problems.
This presentation focuses on how to safely approach a dog.

Thank you for your interest.


A packet includes extension activities that can be used to reinforce key concepts and deepen understanding of the lessons. 


Curriculum Guide

Variety of Student Activities

Create a Buzz
Kong and Suki's Bios

Therapy Dog Classroom Rules
Author's Flye

Teacher's Comment Form

Book Order Form

Author visit with Therapy Dog Suki for First and Second Grade Students at
Weinberg Gifted Academy.

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Loving Literacy Authors (LLA) is a group of local authors dedicated to helping improve the reading and writing skills of Arizona’s children.

Founded in August 2022 by Eileen Pieczonka, LLA is composed of seven local children’s authors, many of whom are former teachers, who all have a passion for literacy. The group offers school visits and traveling author fairs to public, private, and charter schools throughout the Valley. Schools may choose from these authors for their special event, having from one to seven in attendance. They also may select from an assortment of educational topics

“At Loving Literacy Authors, our mission is to connect with teachers, librarians, and principals to inspire students to read and write. We encourage creative expression and provide support for educators. Our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience for everyone involved,” says Debbie Chamberlain, the group’s coordinator and co-founder.”

To learn more about the Loving Literacy Authors group or to schedule author fairs or school visits, please contact Debbie Chamberlain at or visit the Instagram page @LovingLiteracyAuthors.

Inquire about pricing and availability today


Jaime Edmondson Longoria reviewed Blueberry Bear Tales — 5 star

January 26, 2017 · 

My kids and I adored meeting Blueberry Bear herself when she came to visit at the preschool! She did a special reading of the book with her mom, Eileen. The teacher said the children talked about the experience for days afterwards. Thank you Eileen for sharing your passion for reading with us.


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School author visit for Evan Longoria's kids classrooms
Baseball Player Evan Longoria holding Blueberry Bear Book

Sit. Stay. Be Inspired.

Not All Dogs are Approachabe
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