Thursday, May 27, 2010

School Visits Update

"Your visit in March was wonderful. Our students were so engaged and are still talking about you and your books. The teachers who attended your writing workshop loved your approach and decided to use some of your techniques in their classes. As usual, you were able to connect with our students and captivate their attention with your humor and inspiration. Our students felt very comfortable with you and even our reluctant readers continue to come to the library seeking your books. We thank you again for a very special day that was both informative and fun." (March, 2010) Rosemarie Scutero, Literacy Resource Specialist, Louis M. Klein Middle School, Harrison, NY (914) 630-3059,

Awards for If I Grow Up and Boot Camp

In the process of updating my web page I discovered a couple of awards that I neglected to post. In January of this year If I Grow Up was selected for Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2010, a cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council.

In March Boot Camp was placed on the final reading list for the 2011 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award.