Tag: teachers

5 Qs + 6 (SIX!) Book Birthdays for Sue Fliess = Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 6

In part 6 of Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, we’re chatting with prolific #kidlit author Sue Fliess (* pronounced fleece), who has celebrated SIX Book Birthdays this year including two this month—WOW! CHRISTMAS CHEER a super cute counting board book with Scholastic/Cartwheel, launched Oct. 6th. (Wait–a Christmas book in October? See Q 3. below.) Illustrated… Read more »

Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 4 = 6 Qs with author/teacher Ann Marie Stephens

This blog post is for my #Teacher pals who tell me, “Someday I’d like to write a book.” Many of you have heard my answer already (See below. *), but today I’m chatting with FIRST GRADE TEACHER and CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Ann Marie Stephens.        Yes, friends, she writes FUN books, she’s a FULL… Read more »

Writing and Reading Resources from the #kidlit community

Hi friends. I’ve put my Teacher hat on and compiled some awesome resources and ideas that #kidlit friends have been sharing, for student lessons and activities during this challenging #shelterinplace time: Write to an Author: Here is a list of authors who are happy to be your pen pal: http://www.readingconnectsus.com/…/writetoanauthor-connect…/ Author Matt de la Peña is… Read more »

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Getting started: Picture Book writing for Student Authors.

Dear Wonderful Teachers: Yes–YOU. On Monday, I talked to a class of Student Authors who are writing their own picture books, and weren’t sure how to get started. It reminded me of the Picture Book Unit that was always a hit with my students. Have you ever tried this? Pair up Kinders or first graders with your Student… Read more »