Teachers & Librarians
Hello, my favorite people in the world. As a former Headstart teacher and a children's library associate, I know firsthand how hard you work to nurture and inspire children to become lifelong readers. Thank you so much for the creative, life-affirming work you do. I hope my books find a place in the hearts of your students!
Teaching My Books
Use these discussion and activity guides to bring my books to life! To arrange a visit or a free Skype session, see below.
Moonpenny Island Toolkit
Every Single Second Reading Guide
Cody and the Fountain of Happiness
excerpt from September 2015 Candlewick Press Classroom E-Newsletter
A guide to using Phoebe & Digger in the classroom and library.
Phoebe & Digger Read to Us Story Hour Kit
Mo Wren, Lost and Found HarperCollins Discussion/Project Guide
View Page (click on Reading Guide)
A guide to discussion questions and hands-on activities.
What Happened on Fox Street HarperCollins Teaching Guide
Arrange a Visit
I've visited schools and libraries across the country, and would love to visit yours. I offer interactive presentations about my writing process, including where I find ideas and inspiration, my research, my many (many) revisions, and how I collaborate with illustrators. All presentations include a slide show, Q & A, and brainstorming activities. I also offer writing workshops for smaller groups. My goal is to encourage all students, not just future authors or illustrators, to believe in themselves and their ability to create.
I also do free Skype visits, up to thirty minutes, with groups familiar with my work.
(All fields required)