Category: Author Visits

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 2

World Cup 2014 makes me reminisce about my visit to Brasil, where I spent three weeks doing Author assemblies and workshops two years ago. Here’s a re-post of my musings from February 5, 2012, with photos this time: Oi (Hi) from Brasil, where the d’s sound like j’s and the r’s are h’s. Last week’s… Read more »

I Love to Read– In Brazil!

Let the Brazil blog begin! With any luck (and wifi) I will be updating this as I visit International Schools in Brazil this month. I always tell the students I meet that books can take you amazing places–both real and imagined. Boy is that the truth! It’s finally hitting me that my¬†Brazilian adventure is real.¬†… Read more »

By Book or by Classroom: how we hook kids

My new school visit pal, Sammy the CheerREADER, came with me ( and Goldie and Bo Peep) to The Reading Bug last weekend for a Get Ready for Back to School storytime. It’s that time of year, my friends. The Reading Bug–and the classroom-preparation conversations on Twitter–made me realize Hooking the reader is like starting… Read more »

Bo Peep and Goldie in ALASKA

Alaska Gateway Schools rock! I had such a wonderful time at their Young Author Conference! Did I mention that the school district is twice the size of New Hampshire? Our eager young authors, grades 3-8, came from all over: Dot Lake, Tok, Tanacross, Katie John School in Mentasta Lake, Walter Northway School, and Tetlin. By… Read more »

Goldie’s Going to Alaska! No joke!

It’s April (see below for excuses why I haven’t written!) and next week Goldie, Bo Peep, and I are going to Alaska! (No this is not a belated April fool’s joke!) Alaska Gateway School District–3 hours from Fairbanks– has invited me to be their visiting author for their Young Writers and Illustrators Conference, and help… Read more »