What an honor to visit Woodland EW library for their annual Leaders are Readers event! Thanks to my educator friends Carrie Cross, Cathy Bohren, and Cathie Townsend for the warm St. Patty's Day welcome!
Thank you to The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn, IL for hosting me as a featured author today! It was a pleasure to meet with young readers and their families!
I am happy to share that I will be at The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn, IL on Saturday, March 11th beginning at 1:00 pm for a book signing event! If you are local to the area, I would love to see you there. Details are included in the link below:
As a mom and teacher, I know how valuable it is to have meaningful lessons available for use in conjunction with reading books to promote challenging and thoughtful reflection of the story. So, I have created myself a lesson guide and response packet that accomplishes those learning goals for readers of Molly Bell and the Wishing Well. The activities are aligned with ELA Common Core Standards for 3rd-5th Graders. Suggested use for best implementation is included in the first page, with the individual chapter response sheets following. This resource is absolutely FREE, so please feel welcome to share with fellow teachers and/or parents! Click below to be linked to a copy:
Molly Bell and the Wishing Well Extension Guide and Activity
"A heroine struggles to find her way back from despair and anger to joy and acceptance in this highly relatable tale for tweens."-Kirkus Review
Click below to read the full review:
Thank you to blogger Jen Vincent for featuring my guest post "Mentor Texts as a Source of Inspiration" on her educator blog "Teach Mentor Texts". Click below to read the featured post:
Click below to read my first author interview with kids' literature blog site "Batch of Books". Also included in the featured post is a lovely review of my middle grade novel Molly Bell and the Wishing Well:
I am a writer, mom, and elementary school teacher who believes in the power of amazing stories to uplift and inspire young minds.