Jared won “Best Director ” for his work on his film. Congrats, Jared!
Release 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: THE SCARY PLACES MAP GUIDE Teacher’s 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
Come to the Great Paradise Valley Reading Council Event: Celebrating Picture Books on September 12th at 3:30pm at the Paradise Valley Unified School District Office, 15002 N 32nd St, Phoenix AZ.
I will be talking about my art direction and book design experience with Caldecott Medalists. Artists include Barbara Cooney, Alice and Martin Provensen, Don Freeman, Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, Ted Lewin, Ezra Jack Keats, Lane Smith and more.
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 grid here: Map grid pdf 2013
CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS FOR THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK!
“What a hoot! We want to visit all those places!” Lane Smith, author and illustrator Molly Leach, designer
“It’s wonderful! I love the cleverness of it all from the concept to the little quips and names of things (Sisterhood of the Witches Day Spa- ha!). The whole map part is amazing. I know a lot of teachers are going to love this bookand we’ll look forward to sharing it with them.” Kathleen T. Horning, Director, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, Madison, WI
“Where are the scary books?” ”I sure wish I had had B. G. Hennessy’s newest book THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK to suggest… As an introduction to map skills this book can’t be beat.” Cathy Bonnell, Elementary School Librarian
“This book is a wonderful fusion of imagination, illustration, and interaction….Hennessy and Madrid have beautifully joined forces and created a masterpiece that expounds on a plethora of mythical and legendary tales into a neat interactive map lesson.” Brad Veeder, Library Media Connections
“As she got into the book itself, I could not stop her from reading it further as she did not want to put it down. I asked her what she liked the best and she said “the whole thing.” Dad of Divas
“…this book is so SPECIAL I couldn’t wait to share my excitement with other eager book & map lovers!” The Write Place
“Kids who love to mix the ghoulish with the humorous will pore over the atmospheric pictures time and again… I, personally, cannot wait to use this in my classroom… good for math, language arts, Greek mythology, reluctant readers, geography, map reading.” Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts
“I feel like I need a new category for reviews: Books that Are Keeping Henry Unbelievably Occupied. In that category I’d put… THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK… I’m sorry I can’t tell you more. I can’t wrench it out of his hands. If you have a kid who likes maps, magical places, scary things, finding hidden things in pictures, and bookish adventures, your kid will like this book. world of julie/mom on the edge
“…an awesome pick for children who like spookiness, ghosts, and witches.” the mom buzz
“B. G. Hennessy’s THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK, Seven Terrifying Tours is one special trick or treat… guaranteed to bring goosebumps and giggles.” readability.com
Erwin Madrid’s fabulous map of THE WICKED WOODS