October 2013

Web Resources

Meet Jane Manning

Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane, Cindy Ellen by Susan Lowell, and the New York Times bestseller The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She wrote and illustrated 2008’s Cat Nights. Many of Jane’s books have appeared in Scholastic Book Clubs and ALA “Pick of the Lists.” She’s won several awards for her work, including Parenting Magazine’s Reading Magic Award for Drip Drop by Sarah Weeks, and The Western Writers of America Storyteller Award for Cindy Ellen. The second book in her Millie Fierce series is due out next year. She and her husband Tim live in Deep River, CT, with two ancient dogs and one semi-fierce cat.

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Meet the Author

Nick Glass of TeachingBooks.net interviewed Janet Wong in Princeton, New Jersey, on July 23, 2012.

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Additional Resources

  • Standards
    Common Core correlations for this issue’s lessons and activities
  • Curriculum Connection
    “Bully Busting 101” Discussion Guide; “Bully Free Kids” Group Guides
  • Freebies, Doodads, & Helpful Hints
    What Do You Know About South America? Crossword; Halloween Candy Library Hunt
  • Library Lessons
    “Charting Cause and Effect” visual and activity sheet; “Fictional Characters: Buddies and Bullies” visual and Tic-Tac-Toe grid