Monday, January 6, 2014


Happy 2014!

The New Year always takes me out of my studio and on the road to visit schools. I am excited and ready to meet my readers! The most rewarding visits, for both the students and myself, are those where the students are READY for me!  Before I arrive the teachers and librarians prepare the students by reading many of my books and doing related activities. (Free downloadable activities sheets are on my website.)

Below are some Spring 2013 photos from Ohio and New Hampshire. One popular pre-visit book activity is from MR. TANEN TIES. After reading the Mr. Tanen Tie books, the entire school gets involved in creating ties for their own Principals and staff. Life size photos help inspire the kids. Many times the school sponsors a "Tie Contest", having the students parade their creative and imaginative ties, sometimes resulting in a "Best Tie Awards.
Milan, Ohio

Meredith, NH

Drawing Pooch for the kindergarteners.

One of my Spring Selections.
Activity sheets for my book JACK'S TALENT
For those schools who expect me- I'll see you soon! For those schools interested in a school visit this Spring, please contact me at
Get Ready and READ!

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