For Teachers

Ho-To-Draw Snuggle Bunny from Bedtime Ballet

I told you I was excited about this upcoming book! Here is a How-To-Draw Snuggle Bunny (the lovey toy that the main character carries with her all through the story in the pictures)! Click the image below to download and print. Happy drawing!

Let’s make zines! (printables)

Filed under: A Picture Book & A Project,For Teachers,Free Stuff | July 25, 2020

Author-illustrators including myself, K-Fai Steel, Aram Kim, Mika Song, and Doug Salati teamed up with East Flagstaff Community Library and local schools in Flagstaff, Arizona to create a series of zines that align with some of our books! We call them QuaranZines because of when/why they were created. But now, they are available for everyone (even in Spanish)! So PRINT, FOLD, & have FUN!…

Example of Shanda McCloskey's ROBOT zine.

Doll-E 1.0 zines

T-Bone the Drone zines

Fire Truck vs. Dragon zines

A New Pig (by K-Fai Steele) zines

No Kimchi For Me (by Aram Kim) zines

Ho’onani: Hula Warrior (by Mika Song) zines

In A Small Kingdom (by Doug Salati) zines

TOYS: Video STEAM Lessons for PreK – 1st Graders

Filed under: Doll-E,For Teachers | July 2, 2020

I am very excited and thankful to now have permission to share a brilliant 4-part video lesson that starts with my book, Doll-E 1.0! This lesson was created by Elana Waugh, a STEAM teacher at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center, for the Red Cedar Writing Project and is geared to young students from PreK thru Kindergarten. I just LOVE the way Elana speaks to the young people! Her passion shines brightly through this. Enjoy, use, and give her some thumbs-ups on YouTube!

Lesson – TOYS

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgAm5OM6XU

Part 2-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY41xeE-JDw

Part 3-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9eMf0CsG8U

Part 4-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGZsVobAX1M

Shanda McCloskey, Children's Illustrator & Author