My books in schools and libraries

Sticky Burr fan artI’ve had great feedback from parents, teachers and librarians over the years, about how they have used my books with children. There was the 2nd grade teacher whose students were inspired to write stories about nature after reading The Clever Stick, and learned to better appreciate their classmates on the autism spectrum. Or the elementary classroom in Australia who drew pictures inspired by Sticky Burr after reading the book. Or the notes about struggling readers who were so excited about Sticky Burr that they read it cover to cover. It’s so gratifying to know that my books are inspiring children.

I just created a new page on my website called Educator Resources, which lists ideas and activities for using my books with children, including discussion questions and activity sheets. I hope to add a lot more in the future, so if you have any ideas you would like to contribute, please let me know.

In another bit of good news, my book Sticky Burr: Adventures in Burrwood Forest was just included in the American Library Association’s core list of graphic novels, which is a great honor. Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who have been so supportive over the years!

Enthusiastic students
My visit to an elementary school in Pennsylvania last spring