Category Archives: classroom visits

Reading guide for Not Your All-American Girl

As we talk with students about Not Your All-American Girl, we decided to put together a reading guide. Make sure you check out the activities at the end! We hope this will help readers connect with the book — and … Continue reading

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Hosting Your Own Pet Show: A Guide for Teachers and Librarians

How to Host a Pet Show! With the help of reading consultant Rachael Walker, we’ve come up with the enclosed classroom guide to help introduce your kids to fresh descriptive and action words (and, of course, to Julia, Charles and … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

1. I’ll be at the library in Martinsburg, West Va., on Monday, Aug. 5th, to talk about the books that shaped me in conjunction with the National Book Festival and the library’s A Book that Shaped Me contest. 2. Huge … Continue reading

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Fame and everything that goes with it

I upped my threshold for speaking in front of crowds today at the JCC of Northern Virginia, where they were celebrating Jewish Book Month. I had a great time at the preschool’s Share-a-Shabbat program.  We played a game and I … Continue reading

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The following essay, about preparing for school visits, appeared in our SCBWI region’s quarterly newsletter, but I thought I’d share it here as well: Looking for a Way to Prepare for Classroom Visits? Improvise! By Madelyn Rosenberg When my kids sang … Continue reading

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