Category Archives: For the classroom

Items for and about schools, teachers, and classroom activities.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOUSELING’S WORDS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOUSELING’S WORDS!

 

Available today, 12/5/2017!!

Welcome to Mouseling’s Words–my newest little one! An auto-mouse-ography of being raised with the love of words.

 

For every lover of books, language and swashbuckling! Illustrated by the talented Ryan O’Rourke. (Check out his other books.)

 

Booklist says: “This earnest and encouraging title fits on the shelf of books for book- lovers . . .”

 

Publishers Weekly says:  “. . . a tribute to the way books can unite even the unlikeliest of friends.”

 

Kirkus Reviews says:  “The tale is well-paced with just the right amount of gentle adventure to appeal to young humans discovering the world of words and books for themselves. Encouraging, lovely words. “

 

Go out! Get it, and read it to your children and students today! Then, ask them what favorite words did you find today? (A good question for the end of class everyday, or before bedtime every evening!)

 

Celebrating!!

Shutta

 

Love this List!

Love this List!

List of 500+ Fun, Cool and Interesting Words

Those of you who know me well know that I’m a “word-collector.” Or, rather, a “swashbuckler” of words–as is Mouseling in my upcoming book. (December, 2017)  I–We (Mouseling is my alter-ego) LOVE this list that resides on Tara Lazar’s site. It reminds me of the specialized journals I keep. One of them is just for fun words or phrases I’ve picked up while reading.  I should post a list of fun phrases. At any rate, stop by Tara Lazar’s site and check out her list of 500 fun words. And then see how many you can use in a poem or picture book.

Have fun writing!

Shutta

List of 500+ Fun, Cool and Interesting Words

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

So excited! The MAZZA is coming to the Saline District Library, Saline, Michigan. The MAZZA Museum houses “the world’s first and most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Through these select pieces you will encounter the creative processes behind picture book art — cover work, color separations, editorial notes on preliminaries, character development sketches, preparatory storyboards, and much more.”

June 3rd through Aug. 26th. Make it a destination this summer!

I’m certainly going!
(And the library itself is a small gem.)

Shutta