Sandra Markle Author Visit Kit
Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children and has won numerous awards for this work, including the 2012 Prize for Excellence in Science Books by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices, NSTA Outstanding Science Tradebook, Green Earth Book Awards, Cybils Finalist, John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers, Junior Library Guild Selection, Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, Charlotte Zolotow Award among others. Visit http://sandra-markle.blogspot.com/.
Sandra Markle's Books are Real Adventures
Go behind the scenes with Sandra Markle and hear her tell the real stories that became award-winning books.
For example, discover how science and courage combined to save miners trapped underground.
Learn how a dog and man teamed up to survive the collapsing World Trade Center.
How a pod of dolphins became lifeguards.
How scientists solved a real-life mystery that is wiping out frogs around the world.
Writing the Real Deal
This workshop is great for aspiring authors and for teachers who want to be inspired and challenged to make nonfiction books come to life for young readers. You'll understand the nonfiction genres as never before and gain valuable insights into the structure of a successful nonfiction picture book. There will be activities to get your creative juices flowing and tips on how to get published writing nonfiction for children. There will also be time to ask Sandra Markle questions.
Workshops & Conferences
Markle Serves Up Common Core With I.C.E. (Inspiration, Creativity, and Enrichment)
This is your local area's chance to join noted nonfiction children's book author Sandra Markle for an action-packed mini-workshop. Discover activities for using Sandra Markle’s books to make CCSS meaningful, memorable and fun for young readers. Enjoy working with Sandra trying out some activities. Plus take away a handout packed with even more action that's ready to be used with your students.
This may be just what you need to have Sandra Markle drop in to visit your school. She shares science magic, behind the scenes stories about writing her books, and takes questions from students.