Yes, Virginia–WTEWYEpart 9 was supposed to post last week, but hey–when you have a new book-baby (and your internet goes out…) TIME and SCHEDULES fly out the window. Just ask Mike Jung, book-dad of the hilarious middle grade novel, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, which came out last October (Happy First Birthday to GG&SI !)… Read more »
Tag: school visits
99 Hairbows and a BlogHopHappyDance: tag–they’re it!
When my pal Naomi Kinsman invited me on this blog hop, my brain reacted the way it had several invitations before: Do NOT do this Blog Hop. You are way too busy already. Plus you are still waiting for 99 out of the 100 Hair Bows From Around the World, promised in that 2006 chain… Read more »
What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK!
We’re expecting–BOOKS! Call me crazy, but the last few weeks before the September release of my picture book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press) remind me of the long-anticipated wait for the birth of our daughter–without the “beached whale” feeling. (Thank goodness!) So, in honor of Labor Day–yes, I realize it’s not a celebration of… Read more »
Skyping with schools is WRAD! World Read Aloud Day
On Tuesday, March 7th, World Read Aloud Day, I visited schools in South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, two schools in Texas, and back to my home state of California–without leaving my office! First stop: the 5th graders at Langford Elementary in South Carolina. With each of the upper grade classes I visited, I read aloud from… Read more »
Celebrate Dr. Seuss and teach prepositional phrases!
According to Charles D. Cohen’s Seuss biography, THE SEUSS AND NOTHING BUT THE SEUSS (Random House/2004), Ted Geisel loved playing with words. Even at age 14, he wrote “O Latin,” a parody of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain, My Captain!” for the Recorder. So why not celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (or just have fun teaching prepositional… Read more »