In the weeks since Every Shiny Thing was published, my co-author Cordelia Jensen and I have had a great time visiting schools and doing other events that have brought us into contact with teachers and kids. Cordelia and I have been delighted to meet and hear from educators who are interested in sharing Every Shiny Thing with students, and we have some exciting new resources to share for educators, parents, and kids!
We’ve created a detailed Teaching Guide for Every Shiny Thing, which is aligned with Common Core State Standards.
The amazing Middle Grade@Heart team has also created an awesome book club guide for the novel, and with the help of the MG@Heart team and a couple of fabulous educators, we’ve set up an interactive FlipGrid for the book, with some fun video content. There will be a Twitter chat about the book on Tuesday, 6/5 at 8pm EST with the hashtag #mgbookclub, so if you’re on Twitter and have read the book, please join us for a virtual book club chat!
We were also honored to be interviewed by teacher and podcaster extraordinaire Corrina Allen on the Books Between podcast, a podcast for people who want to connect kids ages 8-12 with books they’ll love. You can check out our podcast episode here or listen on iTunes!
And finally, I’ve teamed up with some other debut middle grade authors to run a really fun bookish Scavenger Hunt for kids who love to read, complete with exciting prizes!
We have a few more events you can find out about on my events page, but we’re now reaching the end of most of the Every Shiny Thing promo we’ve planned, so I hope to have some time to blog about other topics relatively soon! Thanks for following along with my debut journey!
Laurie, it’s great seeing your videos on the Flipgrid book club. I continue to be so excited for you and Cordelia. What wonderful resources you have!