Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Let It Fall! Free activity sheet



It's that time again...FALL!
Time to share Let It Fall with you students and children. I just added a free downloadable activity sheet for Let It Fall.
Get It Here: Let It Fall! Activity Sheet

Visit the "activities" link on my website for lots more. I just added:
Learn How to Draw Carlin 
from my book, Bravery Soup. (another great book to share.)




Happy Fall!
Maryann

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Announcing my NEW Website

Please check out my redesigned website:



Much of my summer was spent designing my website using iweb. I am not a technical person, so thankfully I found iweb very easy to use- drag & drop! I included links for school visits, portfolio, books & ebooks....so please explore. For kids (and teachers) you'll find an 'Activities' link to download free activity sheets. I'll soon we establishing a STORE where I plan to sell PDF ebooks and play scripts, along with autographed books.(Right now, my store has autographed CLAMS ALL YEAR books.) Please keep checking...and spread the word. I'd also love to hear what you think.
NOW- Back to work!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Book for the Start of School

September means cool nights, wilting gardens, and SCHOOL! For teachers and parents, I'd like to suggest my book JACK'S TALENT to share during the first days of school. The simple story, which takes place on the first day of school, helps introduce the students to eachother while giving children confidence in their abilities.

Some Reviews for Jack's Talent:
From Booklist :" A reassuring confidence booster, encouraging children -and their adults- to creatively think about what they enjoy, their abilities, and how to recognize and celebrate individual accomplishments." 
 
From Horn Book :"Teachers will want to use this at the beginning of a school year, but children will find piquant details in the pictures when they return to it later on their own."
 
 
Jack's Talent is published by Farrar Straus. It was also recently licensed by Houghton Mifflin and published as a Big Book...So hopefully lots of excited or nervous students will be reading it this September. ENJOY!