Amulet Books Graphic Novel Teaching Guide

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In January, I was contacted by a publicity and marketing associate from Abrams Books/Amulet Books out of the blue. In this email, I was asked to work on a teaching guide about their graphic novels: The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales, Hereville, and the Explorer series.   I was beyond honored! And, of course, I … Read more

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watts

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Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween Author: Melanie Watts Published August 1st, 2013 by Kids Can Press Goodreads Summary: From costume ideas to trick-or-treating strategies, Scaredy Squirrel helps readers plan for the spookiest night of the year! Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween is the second in a series of nutty safety guides featuring everyone’s favorite worrywart. My … Read more

J&P Voelkel Author Visit

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On September 30th, my school was invaded…….. invaded by J&P VOELKEL! J&P Voelkel are a husband/wife author team who have written the Jaguar Stone series:     Meet 14-year-old Max Murphy from Boston, and Lola, the quick-witted Maya girl who teaches him to survive in the perilous rainforest. Together, Max and Lola must find the five legendary … Read more

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

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The Day the Crayons Quit Author: Drew Daywalt Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers Published June 27th, 2013 by Philomel Goodreads Summary: Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me  Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only … Read more

When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 by Kylene Beers

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When Kids Can’t Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12 Author: Kylene Beers Published: October 22, 2002 by Heinemann Educational Books Summary: When Kylene Beers entered the classroom in the 1970s, she had dreams of teaching AP classes, filled with students who were passionate, high-level readers. She was shocked when she was confronted … Read more

About Us

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Kellee Moye and Ricki Ginsberg met while serving on the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award committee. They were reading and discussing hundreds of books, and they quickly became fast friends. Both were diehard attendees of the NCTE convention and ALAN workshop and loved presenting at conferences and learning from other educators. Their passion is to make engaging books … Read more