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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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Dance Today

Dance Today

There are 4 titles in this set.

Discover the origin and evolution of dance from its basic moves to the fusion of dance styles you find today. Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to ...

New Releases
ISBN 9781543554502
Format Hardcover
Series Dance Today

S/L Price
$85.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
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
 
Today's Hip-Hop

Today's Hip-Hop

Get up and dance! Get to know popping and locking and other basic steps, and how this freestyle dance form has evolved since the 1970s. Discover performances ...

Reviewed Titles New Releases Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781543554441
Format Hardcover
Series Dance Today

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 793 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.3 880L
 
Today's Street Dance

Today's Street Dance

Let's break it down! Discover the roots of breaking and other street dance styles and the art forms evolution to modern times. Get to know the B-boys and ...

Reviewed Titles New Releases Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781543554458
Format Hardcover
Series Dance Today

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2019 793 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.2 820L
 
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
 
Maya Moore: Basketball Star

Maya Moore: Basketball Star

Maya Moore is one of the country's best female athletes. Learn about her childhood, the challenges she has overcome, and this basketball player's greatest ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515797098
Format Hardcover
Series Women Sports Stars

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 4.6 S 730L
 
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
 
Simone Biles: Gymnastics Star

Simone Biles: Gymnastics Star

Simone Biles is one of the country's best female athletes. Learn about her childhood, the challenges she has overcome, and this gymnast's greatest ...

Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515797081
Format Hardcover
Series Women Sports Stars

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 796 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 4.7 S 740L
 
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
 
Women Sports Stars

Women Sports Stars

There are 4 titles in this set.

Female athletes are finally starting to get some of the acknowledgment they deserve. In Women Sports Stars, readers will get inside information on some of the ...

ISBN 9781515797272
Format Hardcover
Series Women Sports Stars

S/L Price
$85.96

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2018 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4
 
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
 
Famous Female Authors

Famous Female Authors

There are 4 titles in this set.

In Famous Female Authors, readers will learn about their favorite young adult authors. Each title tells the story of how these women became best-selling ...

ISBN 9781515713517
Format Hardcover
Series Famous Female Authors

S/L Price
$85.96

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
 
Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Series

Stephenie Meyer: Author of the Twilight Series

Readers will learn about the life and works of Stephenie Meyer. This young adult author’s life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515713296
Format Hardcover
Series Famous Female Authors

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 813 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5 V 750L
 
Veronica Roth: Author of the Divergent Trilogy

Veronica Roth: Author of the Divergent Trilogy

Readers will learn about the life and works of Veronica Roth. This young adult author’s life leading up to her success as the best-selling author of the ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781515713272
Format Hardcover
Series Famous Female Authors

S/L Price
$21.49

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2017 813 Grades 3-9 Grades 3-4 5.1 W 730L
 
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
 
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
 
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Equality

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: A Primary Source Exploration of the Struggle for Racial Equality

The Civil Rights Movement brought about major changes in the United States, including the legal end of segregation between African-Americans and white ...

Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
ISBN 9781491420447
Format Hardcover
Series We Shall Overcome

S/L Price
$20.99

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 323 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4 5.9 W 940L
 
We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

There are 6 titles in this set.

No one is more qualified to speak about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement than the people who lived it. Delve deeper into this groundbreaking time in history, and ...

ISBN 9781491424797
Format Hardcover
Series We Shall Overcome

S/L Price
$125.94

Copyright Dewey Interest Level Reading Level ATOS GRL Lexile
2015 Grades 3-6 Grades 3-4
 
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