Educators

Use my books in your classroom
Thank you for all that you do for kids! I’m thrilled that you are interested in using one or more of my books in your classroom or library! We have curriculum guides, hands-on activities, and more. And I’m always happy to visit your school and share time and fun with kids.

School & Library Visits

I love to come speak to students about my books, writing, revising and more.

More About My Books

Find out more about all of my books to see which may be a good fit for your students.

Classroom and Home Resources

Picture Books

 

Don't Have the Book?

This book is available at most bookstores or you can order it online. Visit the book page for buying options.

Curriculum Guide

This guide focuses on writing, comprehension, sequencing, counting, measurement and mixtures.

 

Monster Activities

Get a an easy Bug Juice recipe and instructions for creating pom-pom monster ears like mine.

Coloring Page

Draw your own monster with the help of our heroine! Thank you to illustrator, Zachariah Ohora for designing this page.

Don't Have the Book?

This book is out of print, but I have copies available for sale.

Curriculum Guide

This guide focuses on the five senses, poetry elements, language and writing. Use the audio files with the Five Senses activity in the Curriculum Guide.

Intergenerational Activities

The Inter-generational Guide is perfect for Grandparents Day or for those who work in an elder community that provides opportunities for the elders to interact with kids. These activities are ideal for getting the generations talking, laughing, and working together!

Light Up Your World Paper Candle

Make your own candle to light up the world like Grandmother and her granddaughter do in the book. Step-by-step instructions with pictures.

Coloring Page

Enjoy these pages created especially for you by illustrator Erin Eitter Kono.

Don't Have the Book?

This book is out of print and I no longer have any copies for sale unfortunately. These activities will be for those who already have a copy.

Curriculum Guide

This guide focuses on colors, counting and sorting.

Middle Grade and Young Adult Books

 

Don't Have the Book?

You should be able to order it from your favorite local bookstore or online. Visit the book page for buy options.

Unit Guide – Coming Soon!

This guide provides group discussion questions and activities on the following topics:

  • Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Character Point of View/Voice
  • Symbol/Symbolism
  • Theme
  • Essay questions
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interdisciplinary Connections: Social Studies and Technology

Discussion Guide

This guide provides information about the book and questions to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics.

Don't Have the Book?

This book is out of print, but I have copies available for sale.

Unit (Curriculum) Guide

This guide provides group discussion questions and activities on the following topics:

  • Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Character Point of View/Voice
  • Symbol/Symbolism
  • Theme
  • Essay questions
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interdisciplinary Connections: Social Studies and Technology

Discussion Guide

For the discussion questions only, visit the Book Clubs page.

Don't Have the Book?

You may still be able to order books from your favorite local bookstore or online, but you can also buy copies from me.

Unit (Curriculum) Guide

This guide provides group discussion questions and activities on the following topics:

  • Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Character Point of View/Voice
  • Symbol/Symbolism
  • Theme
  • Essay questions
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interdisciplinary Connections: Social Studies and Technology

Discussion Guide

For the discussion questions only, visit the Book Clubs page.

Don't Have the Book?

This book is out of print, but I have copies available for sale.

Unit (Curriculum) Guide

  • This guide provides group discussion questions and activities on the following topics:
  • Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Character Point of View/Voice
  • Symbol/Symbolism
  • Theme
  • Essay questions
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interdisciplinary Connections: Social Studies and Technology

Discussion Guide

For the discussion questions only, visit the Book Clubs page.