Sunday, April 19, 2015

Educator Resources

This page contains hundreds of activity ideas related to my books. Below you will find links to these resources organized by specific category.

I want this site to be useful to educators. So please let me know what you are doing with books in your classrooms and libraries and if there is anything else I can do as we work together to bring great books and science to students.

Each year, I visit with teachers and students throughout the country. You can learn more about my school visit programs by visiting this link.

Featured Resources
April Books

Woodpecker Wham!

February 16th, 2015

Illustrated by Steve Jenkins, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, May 12, 2014.

“Repetitive onomatopoeic sounds such as ‘CHOP, CHIP, CHOP’ and ‘BONK-BONK-BONK’ combine with plentiful alliteration to make the simple verses come alive . . . Attractive and surprisingly informative, this should join the duo’s Eat Like a Bear (2013) on every preschool and primary nature shelf.”


Alphabetical Seed Guide for Let’s Go Nuts: Seeds We Eat

May 29th, 2013

Let's Go Nuts! Seeds We EatHere are photos of seeds to help you identify the seeds in my book Let’s Go Nuts: Seeds We Eat, (August 27, 2013, Beach Lane Books). Read more »

If You’re Hoppy sings

August 9th, 2011

 Here, some rockin’ awesome Mississippi librarians show me how they sing If You’re Hoppy, incorporating the slight variations from the traditional If You’re Happy song. (I admit I never imagined folks singing it, only saying it out loud. But I’ve heard lots of librarians are singing it for story hour.)  The facebook author page with the video.

Additional Resources