There is NO REGISTRATION FEE associated with this professional development activity. Authors have donated their time and expertise to provide a workshop/mentoring program that might cost hundreds of dollars elsewhere. We're asking one favor...
Four of us in particular -- Kate, Gae, Jen, and Jo -- put many, many hours into this summer program. We'd ask that if you can, you pre-order at least TWO of our new books from your favorite bookstore this summer, in lieu of any registration fee. Read them yourself, share them with your students, donate them to a library, take them to birthday parties...whatever works.
Pre-ordering from your local bricks-and-mortar bookstore, if you have one, helps us the most. We love indies. Here's the list:
HIDE AND SEEK - MG mystery by Kate Messner - available now - grades 3-7
SEA MONSTER & THE BOSSY FISH - picture book by Kate Messner - pre-order for 7/1 - Pre-K-3
WAKE UP MISSING - MG science thriller by Kate Messner - pre-order for September - grades 5-8
THE PULL OF GRAVITY - contemporary YA by Gae Polisner - available now - grades 7-12
THE SUMMER OF LETTING GO - contemporary YA by Gae Polisner - Pre-order for spring - grades 7-12
LIVING WITH JACKIE CHAN - contemporary YA by Jo Knowles - pre-order for September - grades 8-12
Again - we're asking that you pre-order any TWO of the above titles - your choice.No need to show us receipts or anything - it's all honor system here. We trust you. And if you can't swing two books right now financially, that's okay, too. Buy one. Or ask your local library to get them all. Also, please support our guest author volunteers by checking out their books, introducing them to your young readers, and sharing them with friends and colleagues. Thanks!
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