Author & Illustrator Spotlights

Happy Friday! I’m VERY excited to share a new resource that is finally ready to go live. In the “EXTRAS” menu above you will find a page titled: Author & Illustrator Spotlights As of today, there are 22 authors and/or illustrators included (in alphabetical order by first name). As stated at the top of the page: I believe author spotlights are a great way to encourage readers to try new materials. This list includes a variety of authors and/or illustrators I’ve spotlighted in the past (and plan to in the near future) in order to encourage their readership. I’ve tried to include their hometown, a quote, and extra resource (video or article) with each of them. Use as you please and notice there is a PDF (8.5 x 11 info page) to accompany most authors/illustrators. They are a wonderful addition to displays and make for fun signage to highlight parts of your collection (if you’re a librarian that is). The first page always contains the author’s photograph, a short bio, and a quote. The second page (if one exists) features the covers of their books. If you have an author you’d like to see information for simply message me. It’s hard to […]

Quality Resource: Kevin Henkes Website

I’ve been a fan of Kevin Henkes’ books for quite some time yet somehow had no idea there were such great resources to accompany them. From memory games to coloring to recipes and even teaching guides (Common Core aligned Author Study as well), there’s sure to be something you’re interested in. Check them out at: Keven Henkes for Teachers and Librarians Happy reading! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez