I began my career writing for regional and national magazines then shifted my interest to children's books. My picture book, "The Gingerbread Cowboy," published by HarperCollins, was the Arizona Governor's 2007 First Grade Book.
I belong to SCBWI and Women Writing the West.
This informative book is a child-friendly way to explore information literacy and examine the news using critical thinking skills. Discussions cover a variety of media sources, target audiences, perspectives and information safety. For children grades three to six. Includes a glossary and index.
Fourteen careers ranging from Alpaca farmer to robotics engineer, set designer to pet photographer are given individualo double page spreads as they are highlighted for the reader with colorful photo-essays. Each occupation includes basic information about the job, education and/or skills required to be successful.
Loy's book would be a fun introduction to a discussion of future careers and a great way for readers to imagine themselves in various settings.
Here is a lovely way to introduce Shakespeare to young readers. The joys and trials of an Elizabethan winter find expression in Shakespeare's lively phrases and Hall's colorful double page spreads. Alice Provensenprovides an introduction and glossary for the less obvious words and phrases.