Programs

Writing First Chapter Books and Early Readers 2019

June 17 - 20, 2019

Overview

Gain understanding of the unique needs of books for children who are beginning to read independently.

Do you remember the first time you read a book all by yourself? Was it The Cat in the Hat or Frog and Toad? Do you pause in front of library shelves featuring Mercy Watson and Ivy & Bean? Do you want to bring joy and confidence to readers who are picking up a book on their own for the very first time? If so, this workshop is for you.

In between the read-aloud world of picture books and the more challenging realm of chapter books lies an exciting spectrum of fiction and nonfiction for beginning readers. These early readers and first chapter books spark a love of independent reading and build confidence in brand-new readers.

Faculty

Laurie Calkhoven

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for young readers ranging from award-winning nonfiction early readers to…
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Wiley Blevins

Wiley has worked in publishing for almost 30 years. He has written several early readers, such as Max Has a…
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Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi Michiko Florence, a third generation Japanese American, is a former classroom teacher and zoo educator. Her debut chapter book…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,099.00

All-inclusive means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging and all meals.

workshop information

Begins at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 17 with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press; ends on Thursday, June 20, with lunch.

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