Here are The Bernie Jones Assembly REFERENCES. Since 2004, we have presented over 100 school programs. We are proud to say that each and every school that experienced Sharon Bushell and Piano-man Johnny B. loved the presentation!
Call any school listed and ask to speak to any student, teacher, principal, librarian or parent.
Sharon Bushell and Johnny B. were awarded the James Patterson "PAGETURNER AWARD' in 2006 for "spreading the joy of reading."

Anchorage: Bear Valley Elementary (907)742-5900

Anchorage: Lake Otis Elementary (907)742-7400
Wasilla: Iditarod Elementary (907)352-9100
Juneau: Auke Bay Elementary (907)463-1775
  Juneau: Gastineau Elementary (907)463-1999
Juneau: Riverbend Elementary (907)463-1819
Juneau: Harborview Elementary (907)463-1875
Evening Family Performance for Juneau Arts & Humanities

Petersburg: Rae Stedman School (907)772-4786

Evening Family Performance for Petersburg Arts Council
Anchorage: Kasuun Elementary (907)349-9444
Anchorage: Northern Lights ABC (907)349-1514
Sheep Mountain - Glacier View K-12 School (907)745-5122
Eagle River: FireLake Elementary (907)742-3350
Eagle River: Alpenglow Elementary (907)742-3300
Eagle River: Homestead Elementary (907)742-3550
Anchorage: Bayshore Elementary (907)349-1514
Anchorage: Ocean View Elementary (907)742-5850
Anchorage: O'Malley Elementary (907)742-5800
Anchorage: Fairview Elementary (907)279-0671
Anchorage: Springhill Elementary (907)742-5450
Anchorage: Rabbit Creek Elementary (907)742-5700
Anchorage: College Gate Elementary (907)742-1500
Chugiak: Chugiak Elementary (907)742-3400
Tok: Tok School (907)883-5161
Sharon's books are listed with Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts!
Tucson (Vail District): Ocotillo Ridge Elementary (520)762-3603
Tucson (Vail District): Mesquite Elementary (520)762-2104
Tucson (Vail District): Acacia Elementary (520)762-2200
Tucson (Vail District): Cottonwood Elementary (520)762-2600
Tucson (Catalina Hills District): Manzanita Elementary (520)577-5320
Tucson (Tanque Verde District): Tanque Verde Elementary (520)749-4244
Tucson (Amphi District): Donaldson Elementary (520)696-6160
Tucson (Amphi District): Mesa Verde Elementary (520)696-6090
Tucson (Amphi District): Keeling Elementary (520)696-6940
Tucson (Amphi District): Harelson Elementary (520)696-6020
Dear Sharon Bushell and Johnny B.,
"The Green Oaks Student Council would like to thank the both of you for the wonderful performance. Everyone loved Mrs.Bushell's reading and the piano playing was very entertaining. Hopefully you can come again for the new students that will be coming to this school. After the performance I heard everyone talking about the wonderful music, and that they were dying to read the two books. My sixth grade class had a great time and from what my sister said it sounded like her fourth grade class had an awesome time also. Hope your travels are going well."
From, Sam Hibbs - The Green Oaks Student Council, California Nov. 2005
Sacramento: Del Dayo Elementary (916)575-2323
Sacramento: Cambridge Heights Elementary (916)867-2000
Sacramento: Citrus Heights Elementary (916)726-2620
Wilton: Garin Elementary (916)687-6121
Brentwood: Garin Elementary (925)513-6370
San Jose: Cedar Grove Elementary (408)270-4958
Merced: McSwain School (209)723-3266
Durham: Durham Elementary (530)895-4695
Menlo Park: Oak Knoll Elementary (650)854-4433
Sacramento: Joyce Elementary (916)566-1810
Sacramento: Allison Elementary (916)566-1880
Elk Grove: Ellen Feickert Elementary (916)686-7716
Tiburon: Bel Aire Elementary (415)388-7100
California School Librarian Conference - Sacramento
San Anselmo: Wade Thomas Elementary (415)454-4603
Calaveras County: Hazel Fischer Elementary (209)795-8036
Calaveras County: Albert Michelson(209)728-3441
Shingle Springs: Buckeye Elementary School (916)933-2333
San Francisco: St. Anne of the Sunset (415)664-7977
Southern California, Blythe: Appleby Elementary School (760)922-7174
San Francisco: Star of the Sea Schoolc(415)221-8558
Oakland: St. Lawrence O'Toole School (510)530-0266 (Johnny B.'s grammar school)
California School Librarian Conference - Ontario, Southern California
Orangevale: Green Oaks School (916)986-2209
Elk Grove: McKee Elementary (916)686-3715
Hornbrook: Hornbrook K-8 School (530)475-3598
Elk Grove: Ellen Feikert Elementary916-686-7716
Click here to read the Sacramento Bee Newspaper article published November of 2006.
Colorado Springs: Frontier Elementary Scheduled
The Trouble With Bernie was listed with Alaska's Battle of the Books program in 2006.
Big Fork: Big Fork Elementary
Bozeman: Irving Elementary (406)522-6600
"I have been reading it (The Trouble With Bernie) to my 4th grade students.  They love the book, but the presentation was spectacular.  All the teachers enjoyed it tremendously, oh yes, the students loved it too!!
It was so refreshing to show children another way to read and present stories.  In addition, Johnny B.and Sharon talked about writing and how much work it is to revise and rewrite.  This fit perfectly with what these students had just completed."
Sue Savage - Anderson Elementary - Reno - March 27, 2006
Reno: Hidden Valley Elementary (775)857-3150
Reno: Diedrichsen Elementary (775)677-5444
Wadsworth: Natchez Elementary (775)575-1883
Reno: Caughlin Ranch Elementary 775-689-2600

Reno: Anderson Elementary (775)689-2500

Sun Valley: Bennett Elementary (775)674-4400
Sun Valley: Palmer Elementary (775)674-4400
Sparks: Whitehead Elementary (775)626-5200
Reno: Grace Warner Elementary School (775)746-5830
Reno: Gomm Elementary (775)333-5000
Reno: Hunsberger Elementary (775)851-7095
North Tahoe: Incline Village Elementary (775)832-4250
Carson City: Bordewich-Bray Elementary (775)283-2400
Carson City: Empire Elementary (775)283-1100
The Trouble With Bernie was nominated for Florida's 2007 Sunshine Reader's Program.
Rio Rancho: Colinas del Norte Elementary (505)896-3378
Sharon Bushell received the 2003 Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.
Grants Pass: Redwood Elementary (541)474-5775
Grants Pass: Parkside Elementary (541)474-5777
Grants Pass: Allen Dale Elementary (541)474-5760
Grants Pass: Highland Elementary (541)474-5765
Medford: Roosevelt Elementary (541)842-3840
Medford: Hoover Elementary (541)842-3750
Beaverton: Barnes Elementary School (503)672-3500
Medford: Abraham Lincoln Elementary (541)842-3730

"I have had some very positive feedback regarding your presentation. From beginning to end, the kids were spell bound. John, your enthusiasm for music and learning is evident and you transfer that to the kids very effectively. Sharon, you made Bernie and friends come alive for the kids. They loved your reading. It demonstrated to me in a whole new way the value in knowing a story inside and out when sharing it with kids.
The book signing blew me away! Our families don’t have a lot of money, but I was so encouraged to see that they chose to spend it on books! The chance to meet an author was valued. I guess some of our messages are getting through! I appreciated the way both of you interacted with individual kids as they paid for and then got their books signed. It was a powerful time and our students are the winners.
Thanks again for your investment in our students. We look forward to having you come again in a few years."
Kay - Bordeaux Elementary - Shelton, Washington - October 18, 2006

Bothell: Frank Love Elementary (425)489-6664
Edmonds:Maplewood K-8 (425)670-7515
Bothell: Maywood Hills Elementary (425)489-6458
Washington School Librarian Conference - Johnny B. opens for keynote speaker with a boogie-woogie at breakfast.
Sharon and Johnny B. present a session for local school librarians.
Shelton: Bordeaux Elementary (360)426-3253
Edmonds: Madrona K-8 (425)670-7979
Edmonds: Woodway Elementary (425)670-7990
Monroe: Monroe Elementary (360)794-7777
Monroe: Frank Wagner Elementary (360)794-3015
Port Angeles: Franklin Elementary (360)457-9111
Port Angeles: Dry Creek Elementary (360)457-5050
Lakewood: Lake Louise Elementary (253)583-5310
Tumwater: Tumwater Hill Elementary (360)709-7300
Olympia: Hansen Elementary School(360)596-7400
Kennewick: St. Joseph's School (509)586-3820
Yakima:Washington School Librarian Conference
Port Angeles: Franklin Elementary (360)457-9111
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