Nonfiction Monday

Picture Book of the Day

The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

by Victoria Griffith (Author) and Eva Montanari (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Alberto loved floating over Paris in his personal flying machine called a dirigible. He would tie it to a post, climb down, and spend the day shopping or meeting friends for coffee. But he wanted to make his invention even better.

Snippet: A crowd gathered around, excited to see the handsome Brazilian in person. “One day you’ll all have a flying machine!” he called out.

BONUS! See the silent video!


Chapter Book of the Day

Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America’s First People

by David L. Harrison (Author) and Richard Hilliard (Illustrator)

48 pages

Booktalk: Who were the first humans to reach North America? When did they arrive? How did they get here? Archaeologists have different opinions. Look at the evidence and see where it leads….

Snippet: In such a vast area, where do we look for signs thousands of years old of the first people? Traces of them lie in caves, buried in the earth, or even beneath the sea.


Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday

This week’s Nonfiction Monday Round-up host is 100 Scope Notes


October 2011 Online Workshops

The October 2011 workshops will begin on Wednesday, October 5th.

Which workshop is best for you?

New to children’s books?

Learn about the different types of children’s books in the Children’s Book Genres Workshop.

Ready to write?

Write and edit your book in the Intensive Picture Book Workshop or the Children’s Novels Workshop.

An online workshop does not have a physical meeting place or classroom hours. You will have 8 weeks to complete the 6 lessons in this online workshop. Turn your lessons in as you complete them, the next day…or on the due date two weeks later.

The October workshop dates are October 5-November 23.

The October workshops end on November 23rd, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The workshops begin again on January 4th, 2012.


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