Sunday, May 24, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
|Welcome sign at Golden Oak Elementary School, Shafter, CA|
|Autographing books in the school library|
Here are the bulletin boards made by each grade:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
|Animal faces made by pre-K students at Redwood Elementary School, Shafter, CA|
|Forest animal biome poster|
|Rainforest animals decorating the teacher's lunchroom|
|Animal pyramid poems on display in the library|
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
|Signing Books at the Calvary Christian School Book Fair|
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Perfectly pale: Animals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some even come with no color at all. Researchers estimate that one in ten thousand mammals is born without any color. Discover some of these extraordinary albino animals inside this book.
Illustrated with spectacular color photographs, this 24 page book is written for fourth grade readers. It is part of the Fountas Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention program. Like my books Octopus, Escape Artist of the Sea and How Smart is a Lemur?, Albino Animals is in the Intriguing Animals series. My book Sneezes and Sniffles is also in the Fountas Pinnell LLI program.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ecole Bilingue in Berkeley, California. This year she is in fifth grade. Each year since she was in pre-kindergarten I have visited the school and talked with the children about my books and what it is like to be an author. Ecole Bilingue is a French immersion school and in the upper grades the students alternate French and English weeks. I do not speak French so I came during my granddaughter’s English week. I thank her teacher Luc De Armey for inviting me to the class and the students for their enthusiastic response and great questions.
Since my last visit I have published 10 new books, so there was a lot to talk about! The students were particularly interested in my book Albino Animals because many of them had visited the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco and seen Claude, the albino alligator who is profiled in the book. On my visits to EB we often do a project or activity as well. All of the books in my new Caroline Arnold’s Habitat series have birds in them so we talked about wingspans. Every student in the class–and even the teacher–had a chance to measure their wingspan on my measuring tape. Most were about the size of a turkey vulture! I have enjoyed getting to know the children over the years and look forward to future visits.
|Claude, albino alligator, California Academy of Sciences|
Friday, May 1, 2015
|Wiggle and Waggle Sock Puppets|