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.
ALASKA
ARIZONA
CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
MONTANA
NEVADA
NEW MEXICO
OREGON
WASHINGTON
Sharon Bushell and Johnny B. were awarded the James Patterson "PAGETURNER AWARD' in 2006 for "spreading the joy of reading."
ALASKA

August 2006 - Anchorage: Bear Valley Elementary (907)742-5900

August 2006 - Anchorage: Lake Otis Elementary (907)742-7400
August 2006 - Wasilla: Iditarod Elementary (907)352-9100
September 2006 - Juneau: Auke Bay Elementary (907)463-1775
September 2006 - Juneau: Gastineau Elementary (907)463-1999
September 2006 - Juneau: Riverbend Elementary (907)463-1819
September 2006 - Juneau: Harborview Elementary (907)463-1875
September 2006 - Evening Family Performance for Juneau Arts & Humanities

September 2006 - Petersburg: Rae Stedman School (907)772-4786

September 2006 - Evening Family Performance for Petersburg Arts Council
June 2006 - Anchorage: Kasuun Elementary (907)349-9444
June 2006 - Anchorage: Northern Lights ABC (907)349-1514
May 2006 - Sheep Mountain - Glacier View K-12 School (907)745-5122
September 2005 - Eagle River: FireLake Elementary (907)742-3350
September 2005 - Eagle River: Alpenglow Elementary (907)742-3300
September 2005 - Eagle River: Homestead Elementary (907)742-3550
September 2005 - Anchorage: Bayshore Elementary (907)349-1514
September 2005 - Anchorage: Ocean View Elementary (907)742-5850
May 2005 - Anchorage: O'Malley Elementary (907)742-5800
May 2005 - Anchorage: Fairview Elementary (907)279-0671
May 2005 - Anchorage: Springhill Elementary (907)742-5450
May 2005 - Anchorage: Rabbit Creek Elementary (907)742-5700
May 2005 - Anchorage: College Gate Elementary (907)742-1500
May 2005 - Chugiak: Chugiak Elementary (907)742-3400
November 2004 - Tok: Tok School (907)883-5161
Sharon's books are listed with Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts!
ARIZONA
January 2007 - Tucson (Vail District): Ocotillo Ridge Elementary (520)762-3603
January 2007 - Tucson (Vail District): Mesquite Elementary (520)762-2104
January 2007 - Tucson (Vail District): Acacia Elementary (520)762-2200
February 2006 - Tucson (Vail District): Cottonwood Elementary (520)762-2600
February 2006 - Tucson (Catalina Hills District): Manzanita Elementary (520)577-5320
February 2006 - Tucson (Tanque Verde District): Tanque Verde Elementary (520)749-4244
February 2005 - Tucson (Amphi District): Donaldson Elementary (520)696-6160
February 2005 - Tucson (Amphi District): Mesa Verde Elementary (520)696-6090
February 2005 - Tucson (Amphi District): Keeling Elementary (520)696-6940
February 2005 - 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
CALIFORNIA
March 2007 - Sacramento: Del Dayo Elementary (916)575-2323
March 2007 - Sacramento: Cambridge Heights Elementary (916)867-2000
March 2007 - Sacramento: Citrus Heights Elementary (916)726-2620
March 2007 - Wilton: Garin Elementary (916)687-6121
March 2007 - Brentwood: Garin Elementary (925)513-6370
March 2007 - San Jose: Cedar Grove Elementary (408)270-4958
March 2007 - Merced: McSwain School (209)723-3266
March 2007 - Durham: Durham Elementary (530)895-4695
February 2007 - Menlo Park: Oak Knoll Elementary (650)854-4433
February 2007 - Sacramento: Joyce Elementary (916)566-1810
February 2007 - Sacramento: Allison Elementary (916)566-1880
November 2006 - Elk Grove: Ellen Feickert Elementary (916)686-7716
November 2006 - Tiburon: Bel Aire Elementary (415)388-7100
November 2006 - California School Librarian Conference - Sacramento
November 2006 - San Anselmo: Wade Thomas Elementary (415)454-4603
March 2006 - Calaveras County: Hazel Fischer Elementary (209)795-8036
March 2006 - Calaveras County: Albert Michelson(209)728-3441
March 2006 - Shingle Springs: Buckeye Elementary School (916)933-2333
March 2006 - San Francisco: St. Anne of the Sunset (415)664-7977
February 2006 - Southern California, Blythe: Appleby Elementary School (760)922-7174
November 2005 - San Francisco: Star of the Sea Schoolc(415)221-8558
November 2005 - Oakland: St. Lawrence O'Toole School (510)530-0266 (Johnny B.'s grammar school)
November 2005 - California School Librarian Conference - Ontario, Southern California
November 2005 - Orangevale: Green Oaks School (916)986-2209
November 2005 - Elk Grove: McKee Elementary (916)686-3715
November 2005 - Hornbrook: Hornbrook K-8 School (530)475-3598
March 2005 - Elk Grove: Ellen Feikert Elementary916-686-7716
Click here to read the Sacramento Bee Newspaper article published November of 2006.
COLORADO
This coming May 2007 - Colorado Springs: Frontier Elementary Scheduled
The Trouble With Bernie was listed with Alaska's Battle of the Books program in 2006.
MONTANA
May 2005 - Big Fork: Big Fork Elementary
November 2004 - 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
NEVADA
March 2007 - Reno: Hidden Valley Elementary (775)857-3150
March 2007 - Reno: Diedrichsen Elementary (775)677-5444
March 2007 - Wadsworth: Natchez Elementary (775)575-1883
December 2006 - Reno: Caughlin Ranch Elementary 775-689-2600

March 2006 - Reno: Anderson Elementary (775)689-2500

March 2006 - Sun Valley: Bennett Elementary (775)674-4400
March 2006 - Sun Valley: Palmer Elementary (775)674-4400
March 2006 - Sparks: Whitehead Elementary (775)626-5200
March 2006 - Reno: Grace Warner Elementary School (775)746-5830
March 2005 - Reno: Gomm Elementary (775)333-5000
March 2005 - Reno: Hunsberger Elementary (775)851-7095
March 2005 - North Tahoe: Incline Village Elementary (775)832-4250
March 2005 - Carson City: Bordewich-Bray Elementary (775)283-2400
March 2005 - Carson City: Empire Elementary (775)283-1100
The Trouble With Bernie was nominated for Florida's 2007 Sunshine Reader's Program.
NEW MEXICO
February 2007 - Rio Rancho: Colinas del Norte Elementary (505)896-3378
Sharon Bushell received the 2003 Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.
OREGON
April 2007 - Grants Pass: Redwood Elementary (541)474-5775
April 2007 - Grants Pass: Parkside Elementary (541)474-5777
April 2007 - Grants Pass: Allen Dale Elementary (541)474-5760
October 2006 - Grants Pass: Highland Elementary (541)474-5765
November 2006 - Medford: Roosevelt Elementary (541)842-3840
November 2006 - Medford: Hoover Elementary (541)842-3750
April 2006 - Beaverton: Barnes Elementary School (503)672-3500
April 2006 - 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

WASHINGTON
October 2006 - Bothell: Frank Love Elementary (425)489-6664
October 2006 - Edmonds:Maplewood K-8 (425)670-7515
October 2006 - Bothell: Maywood Hills Elementary (425)489-6458
October 2006 - 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.
October 2006 - Shelton: Bordeaux Elementary (360)426-3253
May 2006 - Edmonds: Madrona K-8 (425)670-7979
May 2006 - Edmonds: Woodway Elementary (425)670-7990
May 2006 - Monroe: Monroe Elementary (360)794-7777
May 2006 - Monroe: Frank Wagner Elementary (360)794-3015
May 2006 - Port Angeles: Franklin Elementary (360)457-9111
May 2006 - Port Angeles: Dry Creek Elementary (360)457-5050
October 2005 - Lakewood: Lake Louise Elementary (253)583-5310
October 2005 - Tumwater: Tumwater Hill Elementary (360)709-7300
October 2005 - Olympia: Hansen Elementary School(360)596-7400
October 2005 - Kennewick: St. Joseph's School (509)586-3820
October 2005 - Yakima:Washington School Librarian Conference
April 2005 - Port Angeles: Franklin Elementary (360)457-9111
2004-2005 Calendar
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We are currently scheduling the 2007-2008 cross-country tour of the Bernie Jones Assembly.