School Visits

Appearances All Through My Town … and Yours!

In addition to my Skype and school visits, I’ll be reading, signing and celebrating all my books – including my latest book ALL THROUGH MY TOWN at: April 2 – Mountains and Plains Bookseller Association S pring MeetingAuthor Meet and Greet at the Boulder BookstoreBoulder, Colorado April 19-22 – International Reading Association Annual ConventionSan Antonio,… Read more »

Taking Time Out to Dream

Whenever I talk about my book TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! I always mention that the story is really about imagination. The students at St. Thomas More School really get that. Along with their librarian, the wonderful Lori Lucas, they let their imaginations run wild on these amazing wall murals. Thanks for sending me the pictures!!!

The Window Into Our Imaginations

I just Skyped with 1st and 3rd graders at Verne W. Critz Elementary in New York state. We read TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! and I shared with them some picture book secrets. But the highlight came when they each showed me their “Window Into Our Imaginations” and read me their stories about their windows, based… Read more »

I Wish I Was There …

Miss Larsen’s 5th Grade in Seattle flooded me with postcards last week. While their writing skills WOWed me, I think you’ll agree, their artistry is equally brilliant. For more great resources, activities and ideas to accompany my books, check out my TIME OUT FOR TEACHERS page!

Author Spots for Schools!

Here’s a great way to connect children’s authors and readers, and it’s a WIN-WIN-WIN for schools, authors and school book fairs everywhere! AUTHOR SPOTS FOR SCHOOLS! Author Spots are FREE mini-commercials created by children’s authors that schools can broadcast to promote their book fair to kids and parents. I’m not talking about anything fancy here… Read more »

The Power of the Skype School Visit!

I had an amazing visit today with 5th graders in Seattle, Washington. The power and possibilities of Skype and schools are endless. Here’s one example. Check out those beautiful quilt squares here! And find out more about TIME OUT FOR TEACHERS right here!