For Educators

Teaching Tools

For specific books:

Here is a Teaching Guide for Miep and the Most Famous Diary.

Here is an Activity Sheet for Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery.

For teaching "solutionary stories" with any of my books (or others):

Here is a video of my moving poem, "My Solutionary Super Powers" to introduce kids to the idea that they have the power inside themselves to be solutionaries. (All the words are in both PDFs below!)

 

Here is a write-up I did on How To Teach a "Solutionary Story" Lesson (my favorite way to share my nonfiction picture books & others with kids!) and the Solutionary SuperKids Coloring & Writing Book PDF I wrote & illustrated (click paper with arrow, top right of PDF viewer, to download):

Virtual Visits

In this time of global pandemic, I am available for virtual visits with schools and groups. My talks focus on my books & the idea of solutionaries—people & communities helping other people, animals & the planet. I pride myself on making my presentations engaging, interactive & inspiring for the young solutionaries who are our planet's future!

Below are some photos of my school & classroom visits and my 2021 virtual visit flyer (click paper with arrow, top right of PDF viewer, to download):

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For Kidlit Nonfiction Writers

Classes & Articles

I love teaching about writing & publishing children's nonfiction books, and I'm grateful to be able to teach with wonderful organizations like SCBWI and The Writing Barn. Please subscribe to my newsletter below to get word about my upcoming classes!

 

And here are some articles I wrote/interviews I did about my research & writing process:

Critiques & Editing

With my 25 years of background in writing & editing nonfiction, I'm happy to offer critiques & editing services to kidlit nonfiction authors, both published & pre-published.

 

Please contact me for rates & availability.