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Q&A with Robert Burleigh + a Book Giveaway

I've been a fan of Robert Burleigh's writing for the past few years. I was delighted to receive an advance review copy of Trapped! A Whale's Rescue, his newest picture book that's out later this month.  As soon as I finished reading it, I began researching the story on my own and was fascinated. Trapped! tells of… Continue reading Q&A with Robert Burleigh + a Book Giveaway

common core · informational writing · interview · mentor texts · poetry

The Story of the Giant Sequoia + a Giveaway

Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor's new book, Sequoia, will be published later this month. Recently, both of them were gracious with their time and granted me interviews. Hear what they have to say about writing and illustrating. Get a sneak peek at this exquisite text you can use to infuse your students' informational writing with poetry.