The Importance of Author School Visits

This excellent post from Nerdy Book Club reminds me once again of the importance of author school visits. The post is written by a teacher, describing the enormous impact an author can have on a school - teachers discussing the presentation, students lining up to read, and students determined to write and illustrate their own work. As a children's author, I see this from the other side. I can … [Read more...]

A Teacher/Librarian Lesson Plan Tool Kit

As a former middle school and high school teacher, I know how valuable simple tool kits are - especially tool kits that provide a lesson plan that's fun, engaging, and informative. That's one huge reason why I partnered with Curious City to create a website for THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE that includes an event kit for librarians to help teach library search skills. Curious City … [Read more...]

Get Organized For Teachers!

This week, in a continuation of my focus on getting organized for the new year, I have some tips for teachers to share with you. And please do enter the grand giveaway for a classroom set of GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT, and more! Here again is what the giveaway contains: a complete classroom set of copies (25 copies total) of GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT a hard copy print-out set … [Read more...]

Get Organized For Parents!

Continuing with the giveaway I posted about last week (a classroom set of GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT, plus so much more...), this week some tips for parents who want to help their kids. And parents, if you would like to enter the contest on behalf of your child's teacher or librarian, feel free. (I do want this giveaway to go to a school classroom.) As a parent, I can sympathize if you … [Read more...]