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A warm welcome to author Kathryn Starke!
Author bio:A native of Richmond, Virginia, Kathryn Starke is an elementary school reading specialist, literacy consultant, children's author, publisher, and public speaker. A graduate of Longwood University, she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education and her master's degree in literacy and culture. She currently serves as the CEO of Creative Minds Publications. Kathryn spends every day motivating children to read, think, and learn. As a former first and second grade teacher in an inner city school system, Kathryn believes that motivation and a print rich environment are the two factors needed to promote literacy. Kathryn travels to schools, libraries, museums, and bookstores to share Amy's Travels with children, parents, and teachers. She presents literacy workshops for parents and teachers and is available for public speaking engagements. Kathryn continues to write and share her passion for literacy with fellow educators.
"Writing" by Kathryn Starke
I started writing children's books when I was a classroom teacher; my goal was to create books that would engage my students in reading and learning. Today, Amy's Travels can be found in homes, schools, and museums on seven continents. I also publish educational children's books from fellow teachers and travel across the nation as a visiting author and public speaker. I would love to visit your community in the near future!
Amy's Travels by Kathryn Starke
Discover the seven continents as Amy travels around the world. This social studies trade book teaches the culture, geography, and diversity of our world through the eyes of a child. This children's book uses descriptive text and child friendly illustrations to engage children in a "reading to learn" experience.
You can pick up Kathryn's book at:
Amazon.com, and www.creativemindspublications.com
Links to visit:
Author Website: http://www.author-illustr-source.com/KathrynStarke.htm
2nd Website: http://www.creativemindspublications.com/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/CreativeMindsPublications
Thanks for visiting with us, Kathryn!
So glad to meet you here! I am also a children's book author and a supporter of literacy through my local initiative (Literacy Volunteers of Leon County in Tallahassee, FL).
I've scheduled my first school visit for January. I'm so excited and I know I'll have fun reading and interacting with the little girls at the school! What piece of advise would you give me to make it a great visit for them?
All the best to you!
Thanks for reaching out! I know that the students will love your programs. As a teacher I know that high levels of engagement are essential!! I would bring props, interactive materials, or simple activities to ensure that your students are captivated and enjoy your story and lesson. Good luck and have fun!!
I am excited to be a part of this virtual author visit this evening and look forward to connecting with you all. Thank you for visiting my website, becoming a fan on Facebook, and writing. I will reply to each of you and look forward to connecting with more of you in the near future!
Thank you Kathryn! I do have a few activities that I can do with them so hopefully all will go well. I appreciate your help!
Sounds like a wonderful book. Wish they would of had books like this when my son was in school.
Thanks so much! I decided to write this book to teach the seven continents for our students to promote global awareness.