Spend some time with THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK. Play a game of Release the Kraken, learn how to talk like a pirate or send Grandma a postcard from Transylvania, the Seven Seas, Greece or the Wicked Woods.
For the complete guide: Scary Places Scare-cation F
Hot off the press! Read latest the latest B. G. HENNESSY BOOK NEWS.
If you are looking for some great ideas for using picture books in your classroom, check out Marcie Colleen’s “Picture Book Month Teacher’s Guide: Why Picture Books Belong in Our Classrooms”.
BOO(KS, DECORATIONS AND SNACKS)Looking for some new ideas to treat the tricksters in your house? Or classroom? Try a few of these!
Download the complete list here: top treats for your trickster
For more ideas check out my Pinterest board: SCARY PLACES AND HALLOWEEN
A recent interview with B. G. Hennessy on the LoTempio Law Blog asks some big questions:
- Speaking of illustrating for children’s books, can you expand on this integral part of children’s literature?
- What is the relationship between writer and illustrator?
- What advice would you give to young writers or illustrators who want to break into the children’s book market?
- What subject or point of view do you feel intrigued you the most and gave you the most room to really get your creative juices flowing?
The beginning of THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK!
This week Kai 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.
Kai’s Question Video: From Once Upon a Time to Scary Ever After
Behold! The new 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
The brand-new Teacher’s Guide for CLAIRE AND THE UNICORN HAPPY EVER AFTER is now available! Specially written for early elementary grades this 10 page guide includes units on problem solving, friendship, attitude and adventure. Discussions on gender stereotypes, cultural diversity, art, and geography are included as well as creative writing projects and activities. Your students will be “happy ever after.”
Download the guide here: Claire TG final
Take a trip to your library and see check out some of the over 150 books in THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK Literature Guide. Picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, activity guides and reference books all are included. Fiction? yes! Non-fiction? You bet! download your copy below.
SCARY PLACES LIT GUIDE Rev
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
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 here for: THE SCARY PLACES MAP GUIDE Teacher’s Guide
Want to create your very own Scary Place or Fairy Tale Kingdom? This is the place to start. Fill in the blanks and add them to the direction map and you will be on your way. Once you are done, why not follow it up and draw a map, using the blank map grid?
Click here: map books Crazy Directions
click here for map grid: Map grid pdf 2013
Download 6 pages of Corduroy activities: coloring page, puzzle page, connect the dots- all with Don Freeman’s lovable Corduroy bear.
Click here to get started: corduroy_activities copy
How many times have you needed a blank map grid? Here is a version we used in THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK and THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK.
Add a compass rose, a map key and start planning your journey!
Click here for the map grid download: Map Grid
Get those permission slips signed and take your class on the official ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK TOUR!
This guide is filled with ideas to keep your class busy learning. Included are map skills, writing projects, math and science connections among many others. Don’t forget to take THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP QUIZ when you return.
Click here for the : Once Upon A Time Map Book Teachers Guide
Click this link to print your very own Corduroy Bookmarks.
You will also need:
Small buttons and glue “dots” or glue.
Once you have printed the bookmarks glue a real button on Corduroy’s overalls.
PATSY THE TURTLE
This is my very first book! I wrote and illustrated it when I was in in kindergarten. I told my mom the story and she wrote it down.
PATSY THE TURTLE click to download
A great guide for your Dinosaur unit, featuring THE DINOSAUR WHO LIVED IN MY BACKYARD.
Click here: RIF Dinosaurs Story Sampler