Activity Page “Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!”



Little Miss Grubby Toes: Steps on a Bee!
: FREE Activity Coloring Page.

The Little Miss Grubby Toes Series includes many activities. Put readers’ skills to the test with our coloring pages to reader word search. These teaching resources are a fun and easy activity that will keep students happy and save teachers and parents time.

Visit award-winning author Eddie Price to learn more about upcoming events or to schedule a Little Miss Grubby Toes event.

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5 FREE Ways to Promote Literacy Week

When promoting a literacy event, choose an author, illustrator, or book that offers educational resources beyond the book. These activities are usually FREE for educators and parents on the author or publisher website. To promote literacy week, use one suggestion daily from the list below.

Day 1—Writing Contest: Choose writing prompts that discuss informational text used by the author. Have students create interview questions, answer these questions from an author’s perspective, or research the historical timeline of the author’s career.

Day 2—Drawing Contest: Art activities fall within most educators requirements. Its a fun way to illustrate a book page, create a character, or express words through art.

Day 3—Reading Points:  AR reading points or a schools goals.

Day 4—Book Review:  Writing book reviews introduces students to sharing their perstpective. Have them write a review of their book and have parents post the reviews on Amazon or GoodReads for their children. This activity focuses on reading, writing, and internet skills.

Day 5—Book Trailer:  Use a smartphone, iPad, or digital device to create a book trailer of your classes’ favorite book. Animoto or similar programs.

Contest winners could win bookmarks, books, or lunch with the Author/Illustrator. Students could bring a lunch or the coordinator could host a lunch with the guest speaker. This is an opportunity for one-on-one questions and answers in a casual environment.

Summer Reading List: “OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters”

The Family Tree Novel series’ steady, enduring story is like a tree growing against nature’s will toward the sky. Driew Qweepie’s perennial story buds, blossoms, grows, and falls from the twisted branches of the Qweepie family tree. The story’s sing-song rhythm creates a songline for readers to follow, scanning a century all told.

The book series begins with a boy starting walkabout, a historical rite of passage into manhood. The moments throughout walkabout are viewed by a magic man chasing along an untimely move from Dawson City, Victoria, Australia’s Outback, to Dawson Springs in rural western Kentucky. This journey becomes a boy’s tracing of his bloodline, discovery of country, and possible death.

OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters is part of our Summer Reading List for Students! Purchase your own or check the book out at the local library. If it’s not available at the library, request it be added.

OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters is written by Mark Wayne Adams. This is one of books in his award-winning Family Tree Novel series of chapter books:  STATION: OutlawsOZ: InlawsNO WORRIES: Momus & MamaaysOUTBACK: Bothers & SinistersDOWN UNDER: KussinsG’DAY: AintsMATES: Uncools, and WALKABOUT: Mates.

Review: Does Grandma Have a Mustache?

does-grandma-have-a-mustache-3d-72dpi-rgbPoetry is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the magic of words. The rhyming of the words and the rhythm patterns make words fun. Rita Ann Fleming has written a delightful book, full of everyday experiences that kids can relate to—subjects like getting gum in your hair, the tooth fairy, and the stresses caused by siblings. The book is divided into sections, including humor and angst about family, school, grandparents, and animals.

Because the poems are written by a grandmother, the connections described between the generations are universal. What a special time when a grandmother plays a game with a grandchild, or grandfather teaches one how to repair something. These are special moments for both the child and the grandparent, and artfully captured with humor and affection.

Captivating illustrations enrich the pages, adding a sense of whimsy to each poem. The facial expressions are especially amusing. Teachers, parents, and grandparents will enjoy sharing these funny, yet insightful poems, with youngsters of all ages.

Reviewed by:

Jane R. Wood is the author of Schools: A Niche Market for Authors and an award-winning series of chapter books: Voices in St. AugustineAdventures on Amelia IslandTrouble on the St. John’s RiverGhosts on the Coast, and Lost in Boston.

Website(s): www.janewoodbooks.com

Teacher Resources for Jane’s Books

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Reading Group Guide: Teddy Tales

16-Teddy_Tales-Reading_Group_GuideWhat kind of dog is that?

Teddy, the rescue dog, is a mixed breed of love, fun, and curiosity. When he comes to live with Kay and Sam, their neighbor boy, Josh, learns that kids and dogs have a lot in common. And everyone joins in the adventures.

Teachers, counselors, parents, and grandparents will enjoy reading Teddy Tales with children, as a pet-assisted guide to discuss:

• adoption  • bullying  • caring for pets  • choices in eating  • going to school  • grief and family illness  • making friends  • running away  • scary haircuts  • sleepovers  • the meaning of family  • unique qualities

Teddy’s friends invite you to share his adventures: 

Teddy Tales is a seriously fun look at how caring for a special dog can help us better understand our own choices and behavior.”

—Otto Fad, Jr., professional animal behaviorist

 

Teddy Tales is delightfully told and insightfully written. Combining her ability to craft a story with her counselor’s heart, Spruill uses the ordinary adventures of a dog to give us all a deeper understanding of what it means to truly experience healthy, balanced living.”

—Sandra Doran, Ed.D., Executive Director, TheTeacherTrack.com; SchoolDreamsUnlimited.com

 

Teddy Tales is a must-read for anyone who loves dogs or children—or both! It is a true story, told with compassion, insight, and humor.”

 —Patti Boyle, President, Buddies for life, Inc., Orlando, Florida

10 Steps That Create Successful Events

10 Steps That Create Successful Events

You’ve scheduled a author/illustrator visit. The date is reserved. So, what’s next?

Next make others aware of who is visiting. Below is the AIM Kit (Author/Illustrator Media Kit). Events become more fun, memorable, and stress-free by using these forms. Not all forms apply for every event. Use the forms that fit your event.

1.  AIM Kit:

Download the entire AIM Kit here. This includes: table of contents, letter of intent, bio, awards, order form, posters, activities, and more.

2.  Author Bio:

Use the Author Biography page to educate teachers about the author. Students will have questions and so will teachers.

3.  Contact the Media:

Use the Press Release page to share information through the students’ newspaper and TV show. Also share the information with local websites, newspapers, and TV stations.

4.  Author Photo:

Use the Author Photo to familiarize staff and students.

5.  Author Poster:

Use the Author Poster to familiarize staff and students about the books and author. Poster includes fields for Date, Time, and Location.

6.  Library Book Order Form:

Use the Library Book Order Form to order discounted books for your school. A tax exempt certificate is required for all school orders. (Note: Staff orders through the school are accepted. Please notify author.)

7.  Student Book Order Form:

Use the Student Book Order Form for all taxable orders. Enter the local tax rate on the form prior to distributing. Pre Orders and Post Orders are taken. No books are sold the day of the event. (Note: All book orders are personalized and are nonrefundable.)

8.  Activities:

Use these Activities to encourage writing and drawing creativity or:

  • host a school writing competition
  • author luncheon for academics
  • teacher and author breakout session
  • author interview by students
9.  Author Introduction:

Use the Author Introduction to give a unique introduction during each session.

10.  Write about the Author:

Use these 5 Ways to Promote Literacy Week or take a class photo during the Author visit. Encourage students to write or draw about the Author’s visit. You may also encourage students to write book reviews of the the Author’s books or have them write letters to the Author.

Forms and content are proprietary information. Available for use by event coordinators.

Reading resources: Schools: A Niche Market for Authors written by Jane R. Wood.

© 2008-2018 Mark Wayne Adams, Inc.

Student Question: “Who Inspires the Illustrations?”

Who inspires the illustrations? The author is the first person to inspire the illustrations through their writing. Authors provide suggestions and feedback through writing.

Readers also offer great input! I sometimes read upcoming books aloud at school visits, where students offer loads of suggestions. Most comments are valid and definitely considered.

Hailey’s drawing inspired me to create this cover illustration. Her creative interpretation of the story, closely reflected my thoughts. Great illustrators think alike.

“Dear Mark Wayne Adams,

I thought you were really funny. I also really like your pictures. I thought you were on of the best drawers ever and thanks for coming to our school and sharing with us.”

—Hailey

Student Question: How did your friends see you?

How my friends saw me was much differently than how I saw myself. A great example was our Dawson Springs High School Senioritis book. I was considered “Most Talented.”

Mark Adams, the artist of the class, will always be remembered for his devotion to his artwork and his great personality. Mark is always willing to lend a helping hand and an understanding shoulder to lean on in times of need. Even if he doesn’t completely understand or agree, he will listen and offer words of advice. As you can see, Mark has many friends, but the majority of his time is spent with his girlfriend.

On Saturday nights, they are often found in Madisonville watching a movie or cruising the mall in Mark’s “Silver Bullet.” Mark not only excels at his artwork, but he also does well in school. He has been a member of the Beta Club throughout high school. He is currently ranked eighth in the senior class and is also on the honor roll.

During his spare time, besides painting and drawing, Mark enjoys lifting weights, horseback riding, swimming, and watching late night TV. Among Mark’s many achievements, his most challenging was the three weeks during the summer of 1988 when he attended the Governor’s School for the Arts. This year Mark put his skills to use by winning first place in a national postcard contest. His paintings are often displayed at the Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center.

Mark plans to attend Murray State University and major in Commercial Art. Maybe someday his dream will come true, and he will work at Walt Disney in Florida. The Class of ’89 has faith in his dreams to become a famous artist; therefore, we elected him as “Most Talented” in the Seniors’ Who’s Who. We hope that Mark will never forget us when he’s at the top, because we know that we’ll never forget him!”

—Anonymous Author, Written for Dawson Springs High School Senioritis 1989

Meet Eddie Price: “Widder’s Landing” and “Little Miss Grubby Toes Series”

Eddie Price is a lifelong native of Kentucky. A graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College (BA) and Western Kentucky University (MA and Rank I). Eddie has taught history for 36 years (31 at Hancock County High School). He has also taught part-time classes for Owensboro Community & Technical College.

The winner of numerous teaching awards, Eddie has coached many award-winning academic teams and history contest winners. He is active in the Hancock County Historical Society and helped organize the Young Historians Club. Eddie is world traveler who enjoys bicycling, horseback riding and swimming. He now lives in Hancock County, Kentucky.

Eddie is also an award-winning author of Widder’s Landing, Life and Love on the Kentucky Frontier. The first book in his children’s book series is Little Miss Grubby Toes, Steps on a Bee. Eddie’s charismatic personality shines through in Little Miss Grubby Toes naughty but lovable character.

Let Eddie bring his award-winning teaching style to your classroom! Author Eddie Price is renowned for his energetic, educational school visits. He combines his talents with safety personnel in your community to present an entertaining lesson that could save lives.

Visit www.eddiepricekentuckyauthor.com to learn about Eddie’s books and presentations.

Eddie Price
175 Windsong Drive
Hawesville, KY 42348
Author Facebook Page www.facebook.com/eddieprice.1954

Student Question: “What Did You Look Like as a Kid?”

As a kid, I looked like any other kid. At least one tooth was missing from first grade through sixth grade. My 1970’s wardrobe was cool. I didn’t like to brush my hair, however I enjoyed dressing for special occasions. By the sixth grade, I wore glasses—thanks to many hours playing my Atari.

Do you ever think about being an adult? I did. My mind was full of questions. What life would be like when I was an adult? Would I leave home? Would I fly on an airplane? Would I drive a car? Would I look the same in twenty years?

The photos show a gradual change each year. Daily I learned new things shaping me into the man I am today. My parents would say, be a kid as long as you can. I now understand what that means.

Growing up is a slow process, however aging is much faster. My favorite thing about being an adult is: being an adult means you can be a kid too!