K.I.W.i. (Kids Interactive Walk-in) Storybooks:
Playful creative ways to teach core curriculum with standards-based lessons. Giant backdrops (nine themes, printed on both sides), interactive apps (games, Q&A, puzzles, sounds, video), 2-act plays, lots of curriculum tied to CC, skits, more. New! Now all nine themes available
in Jr. fold-out desktop sizes.
Watch children's authors & illustrators DANCE! KidLit TV created a short (2 minutes) video to support the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs John Schumacher's (aka Mr. Schu) #KidLitOnEllenShow campaign, a hashtag that hopes to bring Caldecott and Newbery winners to the Ellen Show.
Click here: http://kidlit.tv/2016/01/kidlitonellenshow/
June 10-12 I'm presenting at the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference, at Iona College in New York, on social media (w/Julie Gribble of KidLit TV), interactive apps (w/Sarah Towle of Time Traveler Tours & Tales), the "gamification" of nonfiction content, more.
Includes "The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders" (Psychology Today). Click here (scroll down for PT article):
There's a great Intensive 5-day Workshop on The Business of Children's Publishing by Leonard Marcus (along with many other professionals) at SVA in NYC, early May...check it out: http://www.sva.edu/continuing-education/gvn/the-business-of-children-s-book-publishing-16-cs-vnc-2683-a
Open Studio Weekend
On Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22, from 12 noon to 6 pm, I am opening my studio to the public, along with two dozen artists in my building, and hundreds in the neighborhood.
Roxie Munro Studio, #340, 43-01 21st Street, Long Island City, NY. Directions: http://www.roxiemunro.com/studio-directions.html
OCG Studios, the wonderfully creative trailer and app developer, has a cool new game app out called -GO-.
They did all the KIWi Storybooks apps, as well as
Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure, Roxie's Doors, and Roxie's Puzzle Adventure.
Featured app (Spring 2016): "Roxie's Puzzle Adventure" (148Apps: "Perfect puzzle app for young child as well as seasoned puzzle users"; great Horn Book Review of the Week; SLJ Top Ten Apps of 2013 )
My blog focuses mainly on children's books and publishing (copyright issues, the gamification of nonfiction, making apps, informational vs nonfiction children's books, conference coverage, more).
Click here: https://roxiemunro.wordpress.com/
activities for kids
Learn How to Draw an Owl:
a short step-by-step video, based on the Great Horned Owl in Hatch!
Share children's drawings with KidLit TV, or send to my website.
Every school day -The Nonfiction Minute
by top children's nonfiction authors (Vicki Cobb, Doreen Rappaport, David Schwartz, Steve Jenkins, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent, Jan Adkins, and others, including me).
Every day a different free 400-word text on a riveting topical NF subject, with audio recording by the author, and visuals.
Click on image above to download a free Poster Activity for
For FISH and GREENMARKET
coloring sheets to download, go to
Make a Geometric Maze...
For step-by-step directions, click here: http://www.roxiemunro.com/make-a-geometric-maze.html
FREE Coloring Sheets...
Dinosaurs, mazes (from EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures; Mazeways: A to Z; and Wild West Trail Ride Maze), and two deserts with cool critters from
Desert Days, Desert Nights.
Click link: http://www.roxiemunro.com/mazes-and-coloring-pages.html