You may have noticed throughout SYLVIE that a tea set plays a very important role in the story. There’s a teacup on the cover and a tea set in several of the book’s illustrations. Can you find them all? And if you turn to the very last page and look closely, you’ll see that Sylvie… Read more »
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Hi friends! This month, you’ll see WHEN THE SNOW IS DEEPER THAN MY BOOTS ARE TALL in the Kindergarten Scholastic Book Clubs Flyer! As a kid, I loved these flyers and loved ordering many, MANY books. And now, I really appreciate the way Scholastic brings low-cost books to more young readers. Yay! Thank you Macmillan/Henry… Read more »
Stay tuned for virtual events surrounding the release of my latest book WHAT WOULD YOU DO IN A BOOK ABOUT YOU? coming 4/6/21 from HarperCollins. You can preorder it now! To find out more about Jean’s School and Virtual Visits. To inquire about other appearances or to schedule Jean for an appearance.
a remarkable teacher in Barcelona introduced the story to her class. And her class created amazing art. And they all got to meet a real live tortoise. This is truly the best kind of e-mail. Hi Jean, My name is Laura and I am a kindergarten teacher in a public school in Barcelona (Catalonia). A… Read more »
What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs? And so do most adults. But while kids are often ready with names and facts, there are some dino details that remain a mystery. Adapted from my book Time Out for Monsters!, this creativity project combines paleontology and art – perfect for all ages. You don’t need Time Out for… Read more »
When we think of at-home learning, we can’t forget the younger set. Here’s a simple activity I did with kindergartners who were cracking up over my book TOO PICKLEY! You don’t need to have the book in front of you to do the activity, but it’s obviously more fun if you do. And you can… Read more »
Hi friends, I’m so thrilled that teachers and librarians are re-discovering my book LIGHT UP THE NIGHT. Because while it’s certainly a cumulative verse bedtime book, it’s also an early social studies, science and geography lesson about earth, space and a kid’s sense of place. And, interestingly, the activity below is a math activity and… Read more »
When we’re stuck inside, there may be no better time to dream about the great outdoors – walks in the park, riding bikes, a game of tag … and what about that perfect playground? All through my book Busy Builders, Busy Week! young readers find clues as to what our animal characters are constructing. They… Read more »
Students at Emerson Elementary in Elmhurst, IL – under the direction of awesome librarian Lauren Blanford – were the first to try this fun activity. And it’s a perfect STEAM project to try at home. While it’s based on my book Truman, illustrated by the amazing Lucy Ruth Cummins, you don’t need the book in… Read more »