Tabatha Jean D'Agata

Children's Author, Columnist, Workshop Presenter

Grab a wish, put a penny in your shoe, and open your imagination to the wonder of possibilities. Get to know more about me, my books, and my workshops by exploring my website.

Illustration Copyright 2023

Alex Goubar / More Wishes




Coming july 3rd 2024

Shaky Hand Drawn Banner with Wedge End and Stripes
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Cartoon Scarecrow Illustration

Coming spring 2025

HB Publishing



20 years anniversary gold button, label, logo on black backg
Early Reader Story Craft Book Details to come


Coming OCTOBER 2024

A story about how strange and ordinary can be extraordinary together


Coming FALL 2025

Full Moon Illustration
Cotton Candy Seller

Dream dateS & cotton Candy on the moon


Written by Tabatha Jean D'Agata

Illustrated by Alex Goubar

Pandamonium Publishing House

ISBN 978-1-989506-78-3 / 32 Pages


Ladybugs, dandelions, and shooting stars await to fulfill the wishes of children around the world. From fluttering wings to twinkling skies, each page brings a new wish to life. But remember, not every wish comes true on the first try. With boundless hope and endless imagination, children will learn that even if one wish doesn’t come true, there’s always another adventure in wishing just around the corner! Which wish will you choose?

In this beautiful children's picture book, emergent readers will embark on a delightful journey across continents, unlocking the secrets of hope, magic, and dreams while captivated by the vivid imagery. This heartwarming picture book is not just a delightful read-aloud, but also a gentle reminder that wishes are powerful and dreams can come true, no matter where you are in the world.



School & Library Visits / Workshops / Author-in-Residence

Where every problem we encounter—is an opportunity for a story!


Let's sign some books and foster a love for literacy together! Invite me to visit your library or bookstore for a signing and presentation. I love visiting local businesses, too!

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Workshops and presentations are for grades PreK thru 8th and tailored to meet each school’s needs. Large groups welcome!

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Let me pop-into your classroom for a virtual video story time and discussion. This a great way for nonlocal schools to make a long-distance relationship!

Workshops / Visits


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  • Workshop review - read a newspaper article about my visits: Seacoast News>

Contact Tabatha to schedule a workshop or visit: tdagata@gmail.com


Workshop 1: Story Presentation / Preschool - 1st

Here's a recipe sure to satisfy the hungriest appetite! In this theatrical book presentation, D’Agata will demonstrate the parts of a story by using story-building elements from her book as her ingredients. She’ll put the ingredients together to reveal a book in its entirety for her to read and share! She will also invite the children to create their own book covers using a worksheet she provides. Perfect for preschool thru 1st grade. Large groups welcome. Suggested time: 35min to 1hr. (Tailor to your needs.)

Workshop 2: Story Planning / Grades 1 thru 5

Let’s have some plotting fun! In this interactive, educational workshop students will participate in a unique story-planning session using planners designed by the author. D'Agata's enthusiasm for books, whimsical theatrics, and informative discussions will easily engage children as they learn the important steps to creating stories, book covers, and inventing characters. Grades 1 thru 5th (large groups welcomed).Time: 1hr per group preferred.

Workshop 3: ReLEASE THE MUSE / GRADE 5th thru 8th

Get ready to learn and be a-mused! The author’s punchy intro and powerful writing discussions will entertain & educate students as they participate in a “Chapter Challenge” designed by the author. Chapter Challenge is an outline of chapters which marks the important steps to creating the chapters of a book. Students will participate and learn how to sequence and write their ideas into the outline—creating their own story. Large groups welcome. Suggested Time: 1hr per session - time can be tailored.

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Let me pop-into your classroom

It's not easy to make every school visit request, especially those that are out of my travel area, but it's not impossible. I welcome the opportunity to visit classrooms all over the world with my affordable virtual author visit. I can drop-into any classroom via Zoom. It's a fun way for me to share my books, talk about writing and interact with students of all ages. Video visits are tailored to meet your school's needs. Contact me for more information and to get your affordable fee quote: TDagata@gmail.com

Read a newspaper article about my visits: Seacoast News>

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“My daughter really loved your presentation and workshop. She has been writing books all week the way you taught her to and is now dreaming of being an author like you one day.” --Lauren, NH Mom

Dear Tabatha, on behalf of the students and the parents of the South Lawrence East School I would like to thank you for coming to our school on Wednesday. The workshop that you presented was wonderful. The way that you personalized each student's writing and made them feel like a famous author had a tremendous effect on the students and the teachers that were present. Hopefully, in the future, you will be able to visit our school again. Thank you, Mary Carter”

"You have a wonderful ability to keep the students interested and involved, even when the group is large. Involving the students in the writing process and then letting them share their stories really got them excited. I would recommend your programs to any school that is looking for an interactive author visit. Thank you again for coming to our school." Parent, PTO Member

Tabatha Jean D'Agata

Children's Author

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About Me

Tabatha Jean D'Agata grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts and currently resides in New Hampshire. As a little girl, if she wasn't picking dandelions with her grandmother or eating chocolate, she would write in her countless journals and diaries. As she got older, her love for inventing characters and stories enticed her to join writing critique groups as well as attend many writing workshops. She has authored several children’s books, is a longtime literacy columnist for the Parent Express Newspaper and works as a freelance social media marketer. When Tabatha isn’t working, you’ll find her making memories with her husband, daughter, sons, son-in-law, and three grandsons. Tabatha enjoys spending time with her whole family and trolling the streets of Salem, MA or an old cemetery anytime of the year. She believes in the magic of possibilities, putting a penny in her shoe for good luck and genuine kindness. Oh, and chocolate fixes everything!

My Publishers

My Parent extress newspaper column


  • Saturday, May 4th at Merrymac Games & Comics from 10am to2pm 550 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054
  • Saturday, July 13th at Bookery Manchester, NH starting at 11am with special guest SANTA for a Christmas in July book launch for TWAS THE MORNING BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE
  • July, 17th at Epsom, NH Library at 5pm for Christmas in July celebration for Twas The Morning Before Christmas Eve!

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Check back for announcements and updates as they become available.

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