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Shana Corey Author Visit Kit

Birthplace
Savannah, Georgia, United States of America
Current home
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Shana Corey is a children's book editor and author and her presentations focus on both editing and writing, beginning with her work editing popular books including the Junie B. Jones series and the Babymouse series. She talks about what an editor does and kids get the chance to offer their own editorial opinions on favorite books (what kind of cover would you have done for this type of story?) and see early stages (cover sketch) of a book from one of their favorite series.

She then talks about the process of making books focusing on her own books, touching on several and reading one that best works for the age level of the audience. She shows various stages from first draft, to editors' comments to finished art (everything gets better with revision!).

There's lots of interaction with the kids. She asks lots of questions during her presentation and answer questions at the end. She discusses where ideas come from and where kids get their ideas, "tricks" writers use like alliteration and onomatopoeia, and she invites kids to come up with the wildest examples they can think of. Shana discusses the real history that goes into my nonfiction (i.e. the history of the Macy's Parade and history of girls baseball — including the secret, little known verse of the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame").

Visit her website: www.shanacorey.com

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Suggested Audience: Grades K through 3
Maximum Number of Presentations: Three to four 45-minute presentations.

Honorarium

$1,500 per day, plus expenses. (No expenses if in New York City.)

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Lois Lowry

by Chris Bowman

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

M

Books | Individual Titles | Library Binding
Starting at: $23.00

My Weird Writing Tips

by Mr. Jim Paillot , Dan Gutman

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

P

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

The Puppet Club

by Janelle Cherrington , Mike Thaler

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

J

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $6.00

15 Standards-Based Science Activities Kids Will Love!

by Gwenn Lei , Julie Fiore

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Professional Resources | eBook
Starting at: $11.99

Overhead Writing Lessons: Exceptional Essays

by Carol Rawlings Miller

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $13.99

Overhead Writing Lessons: Powerful Paragraphs

by Carol Rawlings Miller

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $13.99
My Scholastic

Susan Cheyney

GRADES: 1-2
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