What's The Big Idea? - Interested in writing nonfiction for kids? Heather recently shared a how-to article on the blog of fellow author Elizabeth Dulemba. Check it (and Elizabeth's informative posts and fun kids books) out at http://dulemba.blogspot.com/.
California Kids featured Heather in their January 2014 issue. Wild Discoveries was also selected as the Eco-Book of the month. Click here to read the interview by Patricia Newman.
Schools Go Wild - Schools are taking advantage of Wild Discoveries to integrate literature into all disciplines. Art students at Paine Primary School used it for a study of symmetry, resulting in the above mural. Imagine walking through the guts of a frog to enter your library!
Awards - Heather was granted the Roosevelt-Ashe Award for "Outstanding Educator in Conservation"! Selected from educators across the south, the award honors conservation heroes for their contributions to protect wild places and wild things.
Watch the video here (starting at 2:18).
Wild Discoveries:Wacky New Animals
A see-through frog? A bomb-dropping worm? A sneezing monkey?
Wacky animals which have been unknown to science -- until now!
WILD DISCOVERIES highlights thirty amazing new creatures plus the
stories of those who discovered them -- some of whom are children!
Available at Scholastic Book Fairs, through Scholastic Book Clubs and at your book store!
Download "Wild About Learning" a lesson plan unit to accompany Wild Discoveries. Lesson are correlated to the Common Core State Standards Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects and Next Generation Science Standards.