With school in full swing, I'm thrilled that my kids' activity books are being used by teachers, museum educators, and parents who want to make learning fun for the children in their lives. The photos I've received of kids playing pet vet with their stuffed animals and cooking up recipes not only make me smile, but prove that one of the best ways to learn is through a craft, a recipe, or a pretend play experience. Take a look at these sweet pictures of kids filling out check up forms (and practicing letters), taking the temperature on their teddy bears (and learning about numbers) from our recent event at the Eric Carle Museum for Teddy Bear Doctor.
I am looking forward to hosting more hands-on learning events at children's museums this Fall. I'll be in Seattle on September 30th at the KidQuest museum for both Cooking Class and Teddy Bear Doctor. I'll also be hosting events at the Book Larder on October 2nd and the Northshire Bookstore on October 31st—and making some classroom visits in NYC and MA.
The back-to-school season has also brought some good press for my books, including a great review of Cooking Class in the Sept/October issue of AllRecipes magazine, a sneak peak of Teddy Bear Doctor in the October issue of FamilyFun, and several newspaper articles, such as this favorite from the Daily Herald and this from School Library Journal.
Last but not least, I'm very happy to help parents and kids raise money for their schools in school fundraising catalogs. Check out Close Buy, a fundraising catalog with terrific local products. Also keep your eye out for Cooking Class in the Scholastic Book Fair catalogs this Fall!