Writing

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BOOKS

KDS16 cover

Learn to Draw Ancient Times
Role: Writer
Publisher: 
Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. (January 2013)
Ages: 
6+
Pages: 
40
Description: 
With Learn to Draw Ancient Times, kids can travel back in time across centuries of cultures and civilizations. Through simple step-by-step instructions, kids will learn to draw a variety of fantastic icons from ancient civilizations, as well as historic places and figures, including the Great Pyramid, a Greek chariot, and a Viking—all while learning interesting facts about each one. Click here to view a writing sample of Learn to Draw Ancient Times.

Forest Animals & Wildlife

Learn to Draw Forest Animals & Wildlife
Role: Writer
Publisher: 
Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. (2012)
Ages: 
6+
Pages: 
40
Description:
 Learn to Draw Forest Animals & Wildlife is an adventurous addition to the Learn to Draw Series. Forest, frontier, and prairie animals are beautiful and majestic, peaceful, and ferocious. Children will learn to draw a bald eagle, a gentle deer, and a grizzly bear, among others, by following the simple step-by-step instructions. In addition, young artists will also learn a variety of fascinating facts about the drawing subjects, as well as useful drawing tips to help guide them along the way. Whether they’re nature lovers or simply enjoy animals of all kinds, children will love drawing these wild animals of the forest. Click here to view a writing sample of Learn to Draw Forest Animals & Wildlife.

Rainforest & Jungle Animals
Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals
Role: Writer
Publisher: 
Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. (January 2013)
Ages: 
6+
Pages: 
40
Description:
 Expanding the popular collection of animal books in the Learn to Draw Series, Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals will teach kids how easy it is to draw a variety of exciting and exotic creatures from around the world. Each project starts with a basic shape and progresses with simple-to-follow steps to a finished realistic final colored artwork. While they’re learning, kids will also discover fun facts about each featured animal. Click here to view a writing sample of Learn to Draw Rainforest & Jungle Animals.

Sweet Treats
Roles: 
Writer, Project Manager
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. (2012)
Ages: 6+
Pages: 112
Description: What better way to indulge in delicious delights than with this fun-filled I Love Sweet Treats Activity Book? Feed your creativity by drawing your favorite treats; sharing your sweet cravings; and sampling an assortment of yummy items, including postcards, bookmarks, stickers, and recipe cards. Bursting with games, activities, and projects, this book is sure to tickle your taste buds! Click here for a writing sample of Sweet Treats.



Super Cool Big Book of Activity Fun!
Roles:
 Contributing writer, project editor
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (2010)
Created by: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
Ages: 4+
Pages: 300
Description: With the Super Cool Big Book of Activity Fun! kids can learn their ABCs, colors, shapes, and numbers through fun-filled games, mazes, and word searches, as well as creative coloring, drawing, doodling, dot-to-dot, and interactive sticker activities. The book also contains punch-out play pieces and fun facts about holidays, robots, dinosaurs, and other favorite topics. Click here to view a writing sample of Super Cool Big Book of Activity Fun!


Super Sweet Big Book of Activity Fun!
Roles: Contributing writer, project editor
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (2010)
Created by: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
Ages: 4+
Description: With the Super Sweet Big Book of Activity Fun! kids can learn their ABCs, colors, shapes, and numbers through fun-filled games, and word searches, as well as creative coloring, drawing, doodling, dot-to-dot, and interactive sticker activities. The book also contains punch-out play pieces and fun facts about holidays, fairies, pets, and other favorite topics. Click here to view a writing sample of Super Sweet Big Book of Activity Fun!


Totally Sassy Big Book of Activity Fun!
Roles:
 Contributing writer, project editor
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books (2010)
Created by: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
Ages: 7+
Pages: 300
Description: With the Totally Sassy Big Book of Activity Fun! you’ll never be bored again. Take cool quizzes to discover your inner star, animal personality, and more! Stage your own paper doll fashion show, write a pop song, and tell your friends’ fortunes. Jam-packed with puzzles, party ideas, crafts, and games to enjoy with friends or on your own, this book is a totally sassy good time! Click here to view a writing sample of Totally Sassy Big Book of Activity Fun!


Totally Awesome Big Book of Activity Fun!
Roles:
 Contributing writer, project editor
Publisher: 
Silver Dolphin Books (2010)
Created by: 
Walter Foster Publishing, Inc.
Ages: 
7+
Pages: 
300
Description: 
With the Totally Awesome Big Book of Activity Fun! you’ll never be bored again! You’ll get ramped up for extreme sports action, blast off into outer space, buckle up for rip-roaring auto mania, and even explore the wild wonders of the animal kingdom. Jam-packed with puzzles, amazing facts, doodling, and do-it-yourself activities, this book is a totally awesome adventure! Click here to view a writing sample of Totally Awesome Big Book of Activity Fun!

HISTORY READERS

American Indians in Texas cover

American Indians in Texas: Conflict and Survival
Role: 
Author
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials (2013)
Ages: 8+ (Grades 4-5)
Pages: 32
Description: By the time Europeans arrived in Texas around AD 1500, tribes of American Indians had been living in the region for thousands of years. Each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. They developed different cultures and traditions. They traded and fought with each other. And they struggled to survive European colonization and American expansion. Through it all, they worked to preserve their unique way of life. Click here to view a writing sample of American Indians in Texas.

The Caddo and Comanche cover

Caddo and Comanche: American Indian Tribes in Texas
Role: 
Author
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials (2013)
Ages: 8+ (Grades 4-5)
Pages: 32
Description: The Caddo and Comanche were two of the largest American Indian tribes living in Texas before European contact. They had their own traditions, but they shared a deep respect for nature. When Europeans arrived, they responded differently to these foreigners. The Caddo tried to live in peace with white settlers through trade. But the Comanche were more warlike, fighting against European colonists, American settlers, and other American Indian tribes. And they both continue to fight to keep their cultures alive. Click here to view a writing sample of Caddo and Comanche.


Imperialism: Expanding Empires
Role:
Author
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials (2013)
Ages: 8+ (Grades 4-5)
Pages: 32
Description: Imperialism brought the world together and tore it apart.  Industrial nations spread technology across the world and shaped our modern industries.  But this change came with a price.  Imperial powers warred with each other and the countries they conquered.  Many people lost their freedom, lives, and culture. Click here for a writing sample from Imperialism.



Cecil Rhodes: The Man Who Expanded an Empire
Role: Author
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials (2013)
Ages: 8+ (Grades 4-5)
Pages: 32
Description: Discover the remarkable journey of Cecil Rhodes from England to the diamond mines, parliament houses, and battlefields of Africa.  Rhodes was a shrewd businessman and statesman who conquered most of southern Africa for the British Empire.  Today, Rhodes is both praised and criticized for starting a scholarship fund, settling Rhodesia, and shaping policies that limited the rights of black South Africans.

FICTION



The Forest of Ancestors: The Warrior
Role: Author
Developed by: Teacher Created Materials (2011)
Ages: 8+ (Interest level: Grades 3-5)
Pages: 104
Description: Van is a star football player who never misses a chance to show off his skills. When he makes his pilgrimage to the family tree, he meets his kin twin, a warrior in the Mohawk Wolf clan. Risking his life to avenge his brother’s death, the warrior shows Van the true meaning of courage and the power of peace. Click here to view a writing sample of The Warrior.

Adult Art Instruction and Fantasy


Learn to Draw Like the Masters: Dragons
Roles:
 Contributing ghostwriter (fantasy front matter and sidebars), associate editor
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Inc. (2009)
Pages: 96
Description: This unique title teaches aspiring artists how to create works of art that are inspired by great artists of the past. Combining clear art instructions for drawing dragons with magical “facts” and secrets from the exciting world of dragons, this book offers you the chance to learn as you draw. A wide variety of artistic techniques are featured, including pencil drawing, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and oil, to inspire you to explore different mediums. Each technique is introduced by a master artist—such as da Vinci, Reubens, or Picasso—so you can discover new techniques and learn about famous artists at the same time! Click here to view a writing sample of Dragons.

 

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