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ALL THINGS CORDUROY

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Check out the new website for Corduroy.

CORDUROY BOOK WEBSITE

SAY GOOD-BYE WINTER, AND HELLO TO THE B.G. HENNESSY BOOK NEWSLETTER!

Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 11.19.57 AMPhotos of all my school visits and bookstore stops this past season. Reviews and a list of upcoming travel plans.

Read about how I met Don Freeman and became a “Corduroy” expert.

Click here: BGH BOOK NEWS

 

PHOTOS FROM RECENT AUTHOR APPEARANCES

It’s been a busy month.

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School visit at Eduprize in Gilbert

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Raise your hand if you know Corduroy

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Talking to 400+ first graders and kindergarteners. WOW

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At the Wisconsin Book Festival with some big Corduroy fans

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Reading Time at Changing Hands, Phoenix and Tempe

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Meeting Corduroy at Barnes & Noble

At the Cooperative Children’s Book Center with Dean Julie Underwood, K. T. Horning Director of the CCBC and Kevin Henkes. Matzner Photography

LOOKING FOR SOME NEW TREAT IDEAS FOR YOUR TRICKSTER?

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Here are 15 ideas for treats: BOO(KS, DECORATIONS AND SNACKS.

Download the complete list here: top treats for your trickster

If you are looking for more ideas check out my Pinterest Page: SCARY PLACES AND HALLOWEEN

 

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A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CORDUROY debuted at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, Wisconsin on October 18th.

 

 

FIRST REVIEW!  

Checkout the first review for A CHRISTMAS WISH FOR CORDUROY. The review will run in the September issue of Kirkus Reviews.

“The story’s language and pacing match the tone of the original story, and the illustrations are a close match to Freeman’s original work. Purists may object to extending the franchise, but this is a story that can stand next to the original two Corduroy tales without apology. A pleasurable and satisfying back story for the beloved bear named Corduroy. Not too long, not too hard—just right.”

 

From ONCE UPON A TIME to SCARY EVER AFTER!

The beginning of THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK!

The beginning of THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK!

Kai, a student from the UK sent me an email asking about where I got the idea for the Map Books. It’s a long story! Watch the video to find out how Little Bo Peep’s Hide & Seek turned into The Once Upon A Time Map Book and how that book evolved into The Scary Places Map Book.  Click below to watch the video.

VIDEO: From ONCE UPON A TIME to SCARY EVER AFTER!

TEACHER’S GUIDE

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Teacher’s Guide for THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF. Compiled by Martha Elson, this guide is packed with related ideas, lesson plans and activities to keep your classroom humming. CCSS compliant.

Download the teacher’s guide here: BOY WHO CRIED WOLF 

 

 

 

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 TEACHER’S GUIDE TIP: 

Claire Teacher Guide CoverCheck out the latest teacher’s guide. This one is for CLAIRE AND THE UNICORN, HAPPY EVER AFTER. There are 10 pages of classroom activities and projects. Units include problem solving, friendship, attitude and adventure. Topics include gender stereotypes and cultural diversity. Creative writing and sharing activities are covered as well. Compiled by Pamela Yang. check out all 10 pages of projects, activities, and lesson plans.

Download your copy here: Claire TG final

 

 

BOY WHO CRIED WOLF100 Great Characters?

Well, check out Scholastic’s list of 100 great Books on Building Character. the list includes links to lesson plans. THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF can be found in the HONESTY section.

 

 

 

Check out Scholastic’s lesson plans here: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32391

 

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The Literature Guide for THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK

Lit guide coverNow available as a FREE DOWNLOAD on the Teachers Pay Teachers site. It is also available here under the Teachers and Parents tab. elected by teachers, librarians and bloggers there are over 150 books keyed to each map. From picture books to nonfiction, you will find something for even the pickiest reader.

 

 

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 VERY SCARY BOOK TRAILER

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Check out eighth grader Jared Johnson’s book trailer for THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK. Jared won “Best Director ” for his work on his film. Congrats, Jared!

 

Click here: http://bghennessy.com/wp-content/uploads/SCARY-PLACES-TRAILER-iphone1.m4v“]

ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsT0RYFKpFk&feature=youtu.be

 

TEACHER’S GUIDE FOR THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK: : GRADES 1-4, CCSS

Scary Places TG coverRelease the Kraken! Here is a back-to-school present for you. The brand-spanking-new Teacher’s Guide for THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK created by Marcie Colleen. Almost 20 pages of activities, games and projects to bring SCARY PLACES into the ELA, Math, Science and Math curriculum.
Includes the CCSS compliance standards for English Language and Math for first through fourth grade.

Click on the link: http://bghennessy.com/wp-content/uploads/SPMG-TG-pdf-.pdf

LITERATURE GUIDE FOR THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK

Lit guide coverIt was a big week for THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK, first the Teacher’s Guide (see above) and now the SCARY PLACES LITERATURE GUIDE. 

Over 150 picture books, early readers, chapter books, middle readers, collections and activity books included, and listed by map.

 Click here for the Literature Guide: SCARY PLACES LIT GUIDE Rev

IT’S BIG! And I mean BIG!

Big BookTHE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK is now available in Big Book Size. A giant 16 x16 inches–  32 inches across for the maps. Now, this is the perfect size to really get into the maps.

 

 

Don’t forget to check out all the CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES in our teacher’s guide. Once Upon A Time Map Book Teachers Guide and download the free map grid for even more activities.

Download the Teacher’s Guide here: Once Upon A Time Map Book Teachers Guide

Download the map grid here: Map Grid

14 thoughts on “News, Reviews & Events

  1. This is a great set of childrens books. My daughter loves “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Dinosaur Who Lived In My Backyard”. They are truly classics that will be passed on to her children someday. Many thanks for such great books.

    Thanks for being such a great reader! /those are two of my favorite read alouds.

    BGH

  2. Thank you for visiting our school.
    How old were you when when you wrote your first book.
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    I love visiting schools- and your school was special!

    I was 5 years old when I wrote my first book. How old were you?

    Keep reading and writing!

    BGH

  3. can you please make a new book are you the one nice lady that came to eagle ridge

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    I Hope I am the author you remember! I loved visiting your school- it was a fun day.
    I am always working on new books- maybe a dinosaur one next?

    BGH

  4. It was a terrific day. I’m glad you enjoyed THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK. Hope you are enjoying your summer.

    BGH

    Thank you so much for visiting Eagle Ridge Elementary School. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your bio and books with us. My favorite was the map 3D book of various fictional stories.

    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Tilson

  5. What was your best book you ever wrote?

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    that’s a tough question. What book of mine is YOUR favorite? That is the best book for YOU!

    BGH

  6. Thank you for coming to our school.

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    You are very welcome- it was a great day!

    BGH

  7. Thank you for visiting Eagle Ridge and by the way i like soooooooooo much your book.Was it a long time to do the book and put it together?

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    Every book is different. The map books take a very long time because they are so complicated. But even the ones that take a long time are interesting to work on.

    thanks for being such a great reader!

    BGH

  8. I am happy because you came to my school

    Vanessa

    I am happy that I was invited to come to your school.
    There are so many good readers!

    BGH

  9. How many book have you mad?

    Hi Alan,

    I don’t know how many books I’ve written! Many, many! But if you mean how many books of mine have been published the answer is 37. It sounds like a lot!

    BGH

  10. Thank you for visiting us B.G.Hennessy.
    Which book did you read first, when you were a little girl?
    How old were you when you read your first book?
    How many books have you read?

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    Dear Evelyn,
    You ask some great questions! I really don’t remember what book I read first on my own, I probably was in first or second grade. My father read to my sister and I every night from a big book of stories. sometimes a fairy tale, sometimes nursery rhymes. How many books have I read? Whew, I don’t know- I read all the time and I like lots of different kinds of books. Do you have a favorite?

    BGH

  11. Thank you for reading to us in the library at 9:40 because you are the best Author to read to us i love you B.G.Hennessy. love,Ecma

    Dear Ecma,

    I remember your group! You are lucky to have such a wonderful library with so many books.

    BGH

  12. Thank you for visiting our school and showing your books.
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    I am glad you enjoyed my visit.

    BGH

  13. Thanks for coming to our school to read to us.
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    I loved coming to your school- you made me feel right at home. I wish I could have stayed longer!

    BGH

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