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Books That Inspire Kids to Become Readers
Literacy coaching and consulting, engaging fiction and nonfiction, author visits, writing workshops & more!
New Books That Inspire Young Readers to Read
I have more than a dozen new nonfiction books in various stages of development, including a set of six dinosaur books for Black Rabbit Books. It was great fun revisiting long-necks and duck-bills (loved them as a kid and still find them fascinating). Also,, keep your eyes open for Picture Window books coming out in the fall 2018 and spring of 2019, including a biography of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and a lovely set of books that introduce young readers to the school environment. Finally, I am writing book pairs for Hameray Publishing. This interesting project includes a biography of Maya Lin paired with a book about fantastic architecture around the world, as well as a biography of legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee!
New Presentations That Inspire Teachers
The second half of my year features a number of exciting presentations and workshops, including the upcoming Super Spellers lunch event with Dr. Richard Gentry at the 2018 SDE National Conference in Las Vegas. Then I’m off to the ILA National Conference, where I present with Plattsburgh City School Administrator Carrie Zales on how school districts can create a highly effective, district-wide literacy plan that flourishes across grade levels, buildings, and school years. Other fall presentations and workshops include spelling events in West Virginia and Texas. Watch this web site for upcoming details!