Lyndall Callan was born and raised in New York City. While growing up, she discovered
she was a natural athlete. She played baseball, tennis, soccer and ping pong. In grade school she collected baseball cards, but gave them all to a fourth-grade boy she liked.
A former actress, Lyndall worked in children’s theatre, which she also taught in public school one time. Her play, “Homebound” was published by Samuel French, Inc., in the spectacularly titled Off-Off Broadway Festival Plays, 17th Series.
Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Victory or Death! Stories of the American Revolution, No More! Stories and Songs of Slave Resistance! In 2007, she won the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild award for lifetime achievement in non-fiction writing for children. Ms. Rappaport visits schools throughout the United States, hoping to inspire confidence in our country’s next generation of writers.
- Reader’s Theater Author’s Note: Dirt on Their Skirts
Toni Buzzeo sets the scene for this month’s Reader’s Theater.
- In the Spotlight: Abe Lincoln
Sharron McElmeel highlights an array of books featuring our 16th president.
- Keep ‘Em Reading: Reading Pays!
Encourage reading through the principles of investment.
- Curriculum Connections: Heroes and Heroines
Superhero Science, Letter Tile Puzzles/Answer Key, and Heroes Bibliography worksheets.
- Author Extensions
Darwin and Empire State Math answer keys.
- Storytime: Brave and Smart
Extra picture books about bravery and courage.
- Library Lessons: The Mysterious Benedict Society
Worksheets for Lessons I, II and III, and Answer Key for Match & Patch Answer Grid.