It’s been an exciting year. This spring, I was in a nonfiction television program produced by RIFNET, for Reading Is Fundamental volunteers. I’ve been out and about, visiting Virginia, South Carolina, California, and Panama. I spoke in my home state, at the South Carolina Association of School librarians. While in SC, I was interviewed for a program about writing produced by SCETV. Also, Noodle Man: the Pasta Superhero was read on the South Carolina Public radio station, for a program called READING WITH RACHEL. Wow, the state of South Carolina sure knows how to welcome home its own!
In March, Jeff and I were in Panama. We had great views of toucans, anteaters, and monkeys. We can’t wait to return.
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Explore life cycles, amphibians, desert creatures, rain, and the skill of listening by experiencing the suspense and lyrical language of this award-winning nonfiction book about a spadefoot toad in the Sonoran Desert.
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These books have simple language and short sentences for beginning readers. These three books were published under the pen name, Lily Wood. Continue reading “Scholastic Science Readers by Lily Wood”
A tasty frog croaks. Delicious warthogs tromp by. Crocodile doesn’t move. She hasn’t eaten in weeks. But she only lies and listens. Crocodile has a secret hidden in the sand.
A young nonfiction picture book illustrated by Gay W. Holland. This story follows a young hummingbird as it tests out various food sources, sometimes with humorous results. Includes the sapsucker connection. Continue reading “The Hungry Hummingbird”
Middle Grade Nonfiction Book
Caribou, lobsters, warblers, arctic terns, and many other animals have two homes and migrate in between. Join migration creatures on their journey and rejoice when they reach their destination with the soothing refrain “home at last.” This bedtime book, which has many layers of meaning, is also a great classroom book for the study of fluency, voice, and refrain.
A school library edition photo picture book.