June 2014 Interview

B. G. HennessyA 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?

http://www.lotempiolaw.com/2014/05/articles/copyright/an-interview-with-childrens-author-b-g-hennessy/

From ONCE UPON A TIME to Scary Ever After (Video)

The beginning of THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK!

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

Teacher’s Guide for THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF

Boy Who Cried Wold Teacher Guide CoverBehold! 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 

CLAIRE AND THE UNICORN HAPPY EVER AFTER Teacher’s Guide

Claire Teacher Guide CoverThe 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

 

Release the Kraken!

Scary Places TG coverHere 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

Teacher’s Guide to THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK

Map book genieGet 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