- Newbery Honor Winner & New York Times Bestselling Author -
Resources and information regarding the Pivot to Digital/Virtual Learning and Story Time due to COVID-19
**Please note that any resources or information listed below is subject to change. Thanks for your interest and your inquiries. I sincerely appreciate all the work being done right now by parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and everyone else who works in the service of young readers.**
Q: Can I record myself reading one of your Savvy books aloud to my students?
A: Yes! Penguin Random House is "permitting teachers, librarians and booksellers to create and share story time and read-aloud videos and live events, according to the following guidelines..." Please click on the following link for complete information: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/penguin-random-house-temporary-open-license/
Q: Is there any way my children/students can access the digital or audio book versions of your books for free?
A: The library? I'm afraid that's all I can think of. While many public libraries are closed to the public, many still provide electronic resources online. I realize this may not be a helpful option for everyone, as wait times for books can be long, and not all children have access to e-readers and other technology required to download audio books and e-books. If I learn of any changes that allow free downloads, I will update this page ASAP.
Q: Can I scan pages from Savvy (or any of your books) to post on my online classroom so that students can read the book to themselves?
A: Unfortunately, no. Only temporary read-aloud videos can be posted to virtual classrooms, as described in the link given above.
Q: Can you connect with my students via Zoom, or some other virtual meeting tool?
A: Please inquire. I am scheduling only a limited number Zoom visits for the 2020-2021 school year.
Q: Would you record a video message for my class, or a video of yourself reading a chapter from Savvy?
A: I am unable to accommodate requests for videos at this time.
Q: Do you having any educational resources young readers can print from home?
A: An existing educational guide, filled with lesson and project ideas, can be found here: