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This author is available for in-person and Skype visits. Learn more!

All my presentations include a PowerPoint program with time for Q&A.

Grades 1-2 (30 minutes): present a few books and talk about what a writer does.

Grades 3-6 (45 minutes): provide in-depth about one of the You Choose books (I've written 14 of them), and then discuss how I do research and write these particular books, with hints for how the kids can do that in class.

Grades 7-8 (45 minutes): A close look into research and writing in the context of a particular book or two.

$1000 for a full-day, in-person visit with as many as four class sessions.
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Resisting British Rule: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure

Resisting British Rule: An Interactive American Revolution Adventure

Vivid storytelling and authentic dialogue bring American history to life and place readers in the shoes of real people who experienced some of the most pivotal ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543515411
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Founding the United States

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 630L
 
Stathead Hockey: How Data Changed the Sport

Stathead Hockey: How Data Changed the Sport

In pro hockey today, it’s good to be a stathead. Coaches use stats to decide which players should be on the ice, when to reshuffle the lines, and how defend ...

Reviewed Titles New Releases Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781543514469
Format Hardcover
Series Stathead Sports

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 6.4 X 1020L
 
Stathead Sports: How Data Changed the Sport

Stathead Sports: How Data Changed the Sport

There are 4 titles in this set.

In big-time sports today, statheads rule. New stats and new uses of old stats guide the decisions of players, coaches, and general managers. Fans helped to ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543514582
Format Hardcover
Series Stathead Sports

S/L Price
$85.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
You Choose: Founding the United States

You Choose: Founding the United States

There are 4 titles in this set.

You Choose: Founding the United States puts the reader in the driver's seat, allowing them to make choices that affect the outcome of the story. Vivid ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543515541
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Founding the United States

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4
 
Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

There are 4 titles in this set.

Take an in-depth look at the Bill of Rights. Learn what led to the birth of these laws, how they have had an effect on history, and why they are still relevant ...

ISBN 9781515771661
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

S/L Price
$83.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
Kids' Translations

Kids' Translations

There are 5 titles in this set.

Examines key documents in our nation's history in a kid-friendly way, Kids' Translations looks at primary-source documents side by side with explanations in ...

ISBN 9781515791447
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$104.95

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
The Pledge of Allegiance in Translation: What It Really Means

The Pledge of Allegiance in Translation: What It Really Means

Explains the Pledge of Allegiance in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515791355
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 323 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5 V 760L
 
The Star Spangled Banner in Translation: What It Really Means

The Star Spangled Banner in Translation: What It Really Means

Explains the Star Spangled Banner in a way kids can understand, with the primary-source document side by side with the explanation. Also includes context and ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515791348
Format Hardcover
Series Kids' Translations

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 782 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 4.7 790L
 
The Tenth Amendment: States' Rights

The Tenth Amendment: States' Rights

The Bill of Rights was written more than 200 years ago, but it's still just as relevant and important today as it was back then. Readers will take a look at ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515771623
Format Hardcover
Series Cause and Effect: The Bill of Rights

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 342 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 6.4 Y 970L
 
Baseball's Record Breakers

Baseball's Record Breakers

Henry Aaron's pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record captivated the baseball world. So did Cal Ripken's effort to outlast Lou Gehrig's ironman streak and ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515737605
Format Hardcover
Series Record Breakers

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.9 U 1040L
 
Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

When Althea Gibson broke the color line in 1950 to become the first African American to play in a national tennis tournament in the United States, she inspired ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515744344
Format Hardcover
Series Real Heroes of Sports

S/L Price
$19.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 6.3 S 1030L
 
Exploring the New Hampshire Colony

Exploring the New Hampshire Colony

Step back in time and visit New Hampshire during the Colonial period. Despite conflicts with Native Americans and other colonists, the New Hampshire Colony ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515722366
Format Hardcover
Series Exploring the 13 Colonies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 974 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.9 V 890L
 
Football's Record Breakers

Football's Record Breakers

Peyton Manning's pursuit of Brett Favre's record for career passing yards fascinated football fans, as did Tom Brady's effort to surpass Manning's mark for ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515737612
Format Hardcover
Series Record Breakers

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.8 U 980L
 
Heroes Under Pressure

Heroes Under Pressure

When major league baseball slugger Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s long-admired career home run record, he inspired respect. Young readers will delight in reading ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515744351
Format Hardcover
Series Real Heroes of Sports

S/L Price
$19.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.8 W 990L
 
Record Breakers

Record Breakers

There are 4 titles in this set.

Sports records are more than numbers and names. Behind each mark is a story: a story of a record-breaking athlete, and the contenders and pretenders who have ...

ISBN 9781515738015
Format Hardcover
Series Record Breakers

S/L Price
$83.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure

The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure

It’s the late 1700s. Tensions are brewing between the American colonies and Great Britain. The Revolutionary War is about to begin. Will you: Help the ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515743057
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 X 620L
 
Adventures on the American Frontier

Adventures on the American Frontier

There are 6 titles in this set.

Crafted to meet Common Core critical thinking standards, this series focuses on some of the most significant events that took place as pioneers blazed a trail ...

ISBN 9781491466902
Format Hardcover
Series Adventures on the American Frontier

S/L Price
$125.94

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History Adventure

The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History Adventure

Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what side you’re on and what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to survival or to ...

Award Winners Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515743026
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 U 620L
 
The California Gold Rush: An Interactive History Adventure

The California Gold Rush: An Interactive History Adventure

You are a New Englander with a bad case of gold fever. Gold has been discovered in California, and you want to go claim some for yourself. Here's a chance to ...

Award Winners Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781515742951
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: History

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 979 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 T 680L
 
Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

Cutting a Path: Daniel Boone and the Cumberland Gap

Imagine being asked to explore an unknown part of the country. That's exactly what happened to Daniel Boone in the mid-1700s. Boone and others cut a path ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491448953
Format Hardcover
Series Adventures on the American Frontier

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 976 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.9 W 940L
 
Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Spies of the American Revolution: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Everyone has a secret. But in the war between the colonies and the king, keeping a secret is a dangerous thing. The first American spies belonged to secret ...

Award Winners
ISBN 9781491458587
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 560L
 
Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

Stealing Nazi Secrets in World War II: An Interactive Espionage Adventure

The Axis are a powerful force in World War II. Learning their secrets gives the Allies a chance to stop them. Will you: Fly the deadly skies to take pictures ...

Award Winners
ISBN 9781491458617
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 940 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 700L
 
You Choose: Spies

You Choose: Spies

There are 4 titles in this set.

Jump into the secret world of spies! Through different wars that have changed the course of history, YOU CHOOSE who to be, where to go, and what to do. Will ...

ISBN 9781491469705
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Spies

S/L Price
$97.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2016 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4
 
At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

At Battle in the Revolutionary War: An Interactive Battlefield Adventure

No taxation without representation! The colonists in America are rising up against the British government. It's the start of the American Revolution! Will ...

Reviewed Titles
ISBN 9781491421505
Format Hardcover
Series You Choose: Battlefields

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 973 Grades 3-7 Grades 3-4 V 580L
 
Legends of Rock

Legends of Rock

There are 4 titles in this set.

In the ever-changing world of popular music, few bands stand the test of time. Those who do earn the title of legends. Engaging photos, fast-paced text, and ...

ISBN 9781491418192
Format Hardcover
Series Legends of Rock

S/L Price
$85.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
Let's Think About

Let's Think About

There are 4 titles in this set.

This series helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. Each book examines a topic and presents readers with information to help them ...

ISBN 9781484602942
Format Hardcover
Series Let's Think About

S/L Price
$101.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-6
 
Let's Think About the Power of Advertising

Let's Think About the Power of Advertising

This book helps children to develop critical thinking and debating skills. It examines the topic of advertising in a lively and accessible way. Information is ...

ISBN 9781484602904
Format Hardcover
Series Let's Think About

S/L Price
$25.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 659 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-6 R 860L
 
Outrageous Hockey Rivalries

Outrageous Hockey Rivalries

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens have battled since the NHL’s first season. When did this red-hot rivalry reach its peak? The Chicago Blackhawks ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491420270
Format Hardcover
Series Sports Rivalries

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.4 860L
 
The Rolling Stones: Pushing Rock's Boundaries

The Rolling Stones: Pushing Rock's Boundaries

In the 1960s the Rolling Stones took rock and roll music by storm. They haven't stopped moving since. Follow these raucous rockers from their early days all ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491418178
Format Hardcover
Series Legends of Rock

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 782 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.3 840L
 
Six Degrees of Peyton Manning: Connecting Football Stars

Six Degrees of Peyton Manning: Connecting Football Stars

The best pro football player in the world today is quarterback Peyton Manning. Who is the brother of quarterback Eli Manning. Who led a last-minute drive to ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491421451
Format Hardcover
Series Six Degrees of Sports

S/L Price
$24.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 796 Grades 3-8 Grades 3-4 5.8 NC880L
 
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