Wanna make a Comic? Cartoonist Mike Lawrence, creator of the graphic novel series STAR SCOUTS, has a free Star Scout activity sheet pdf ready to download that includes a "how to draw guide" and create-a-comic worksheet. Get it here!
Make Your Own Reading Fort (and so much more!): Picture book author Jessica Young has a great Teacher/Parent resource page on her website that includes instructions for making your own cozy reading fort! (We could all use one of those...) -- this page also includes printable coloring pages and other activity sheets, and more is being added. Check it out!
Wanna Hear a Story? Kate Messner shares a sneak-peek of OVER AND UNDER THE RAINFOREST, a book she wrote with illustrations by Christopher Silas Neal. The book doesn't come out until August, but you can see and hear it today. Take a look!
Kate Messner has put together an amazing resource for parents who are suddenly in need of entertaining and educational lessons for their stuck-at-home kiddos: Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors and Illustrators share resources for learning anywhere.
Kate's invited some of our fave authors and illustrators to join her, including ABLA clients like Jo Knowles, Carole Lindstrom, Sarah Albee, Nancy Castaldo, Jess Keating, James Burks, and MANY more. The mini-lessons include readalouds, story writing prompts, nuggets about history and science, drawing lessons, and so much more. This is really a treasure-trove of interesting videos and links, and it's being updated all the time -- check it out, you're sure to find awesome and useful content for early elementary through middle schoolers.