Category: Author Study

November Author Study: Todd Parr

As we begin learning about the significance of Remembrance Day, there is perhaps no author more fitting to read than one who writes about love and kindness. Introducing, Todd Parr. (images: 1, 2, 3)

September Author Study: Mercer Mayer

Last year I kicked the year off with an author study on Eric Carle.  This year, I’ve opted to go with Mercer Mayer, who is perhaps best known for his “Little Critter” series. What’s it really like to be little?  Mayer …

June Author Study: Roger Hargreaves

Our final author study for the school year was of Roger Hargreaves who is best known for the Mr. Men and Little Miss series.  Having grown up loving these books myself,  I remember appreciating how reliable all the books were: …

Frog & Toad

Source If there was just one more month in the school year, I’d devote it to an author study of Arnold Lobel and his Frog and Toad books.  The stories detail the endearing adventures of these two lovable characters and …

Sorry, boys

You may not like it, but I’m honouring a request for Jane O’ Connor as our feature author for the month of May. Tiaras and feather boas may be a hard pill to swallow for you guys, but I have …

Author Visit: Bob Heidbreder

Now that my first graders understand the nuts and bolts around reading and writing, it’s a great time to start playing with language and experimenting with poetry. Did you know April is National Poetry Month? (I just found that now. …