Friday, March 28, 2014

FREE is FUN! Check out these Teacher's Guides!

I am excited to share that the Teacher's Guide for Mark the Missing Moose is now complete!

As a teacher, I know I love when books come with a guide and/or questions to help make planning lessons easier.  Because of that , I thought it would be great to create Teacher's Guides for all of my books.  Each guide comes with vocabulary development, comprehension questions, literary devices, writing opportunities and more!  These are great for classrooms, book clubs, and homeschooling!

Even though Mother Nature doesn't seem to realize it's Spring in many places yet, I thought I'd SPRING into the season with a special deal.  

From now until May 1, 2014 you can get a FREE Teacher's Guide (pdf file) with the purchase of any of my books!

To place an order, click the "$1.00 Per Item Continues" Tab at the top of the page.  I will mail the books to you directly via the USPS and email you the Teacher's Guide (pdf file).

To find out more about each book, click on the website below each picture.

If you have questions or are interested in ordering multiple copies for groups or classrooms, please contact me for a special rate at

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Our wee wish for you...

this St. Patrick's Day!

As you slide down the banister of life, 
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

Monday, March 3, 2014

A Book Worth Reading...

Don't judge a book by its cover is something I always say, but I must admit, I almost didn't read this book because I didn't find the cover too appealing. Then I read the back of the book and to be honest, I really didn't find the names of the characters too interesting.  Despite that, the story-line itself intrigued me and I decided to give Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech a chance, and I am very glad I did!

Sharon Creech tells a gripping story that will take you in from the beginning.  Salamanca Tree Hiddle's mom is gone and Salamanca sets out with her grandparents in search of her.  Sal's becomes friends with a girl named Phoebe and realizes they have more in common than she thought. 

I loved Sal's relationship with her grandparents. I loved how her grandparents acted, grandparents.  This is a tightly woven story that I think many people can relate too. This book brought back some childhood memories for me, as well as, lessons I will use in my classroom when teaching my students.  

I love the author's writing style.

Definitely a book worth reading!