Children’s Writers Respond to Harvey

The children’s writing community, under the leadership of Kate Messner, is offering an auction to raise money for relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey. Over 200 authors and editors have offered items–including many, many school and skype visits from big name authors (including Grace Lin, Sarah Albee, Katherine Applegate, Janet Fox, and more.) This would be … More Children’s Writers Respond to Harvey

Solar Eclipse Countdown!

We’re just about 2 months away from the total solar eclipse that will cover a small stripe of the U.S., including a swath of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Missouri. If you aren’t up on the big news, head over to the Exploratorium website to get excited about it, and use this video for a quick … More Solar Eclipse Countdown!

Easy, Innovative Computer Science Club

I was at the library of a nearby school recently (I’m looking at you Hawthorne Elementary) and came across a whole passel of girls, many of whom were English-Language-Learners, completely engrossed in computer programming. They were members of the school’s programming club, and they were using Google’s free Computer Science Club website and materials. I … More Easy, Innovative Computer Science Club

Picture Perfect Science (and me!)

Emily Morgan, of the acclaimed Picture Perfect Science series, delighted me by bringing me a book to sign at GSTA. Apparently, her son loves Recycled Science by Tammy Enz and me! He has made videos of himself doing some of the experiments, and I hope I get to see one sometime.

Oodles of Authors

A whole cadre of children’s authors will be signing books this Saturday night at the Georgia World Congress Center. They are all in town for NCTE (a national gathering of English teachers),but the signing is open to the public. All the details and a preliminary list of authors (25 so far) can be found here. … More Oodles of Authors

Book signing in Homewood!

If you are in the Birmingham/Vestavia Hills/ Homewood area, come out and meet a whole slew of children’s writers this weekend. (Secret Parent Tip: A personalized, autographed children’s book is a wonderful teacher gift!) More info here!