Free Teacher's Guides & more
NEW! FREE Classroom Activities Guide for Everton Miles is Stranger than Me (grades 6-9). "Pick a Friend for the End of the World," "Draw like a 15th Century Creative Visionary" and more great ideas to bring the text to life. Themes: loss, grief, illustration, therapy, friendship, community, volunteerism, family history, bullying, stalking.
FREE MONSTER PROJECT KIT: Know your monster, What scares you?, Finish the story "The Scariest Thing that Ever Happened To Me." Brave-making activities for kids, to accompany Myles and the Monster Outside Hackmatack Nomination 2016/2017
The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden: The author discusses why she chose an epigraph from Canadian poet Gwendolyn MacEwen
Download The Gargoyle Shuffle (music by author to accompany pg. 91, The Gargoyle at the Gates)
“Dear Philippa, Thank you so much on behalf of Palmerston Library and the children in the Sophie’s Studio writing workshop for the fantastic experience of having you here for four weeks, working with the kids, writing stories, drawing, mentoring them in their wonderful creative efforts. It has been an absolutely enjoyable time and you did a super excellent job. We hope to see you again, have a great summer."
Sydney in her squid hat, creepy leaf girl, the lost boy, Mr. Green, Carter: Kids draw their favourite characters from Carter & the Curious Maze, thank you!
A few of the monsteriest of monster drawings in the Myles and the Monster Outside Draw your Monster contest. Thanks for all the great work everyone, congratulations to the 20 winners!
Creepy hands and giant flies: fantastic drawings by kids ages 4-12, from Jake and the Giant Hand contest
Weird Stories Gone Wrong Book Trailers:
Kids draw pictures and talk about Carter and the Curious Maze
Book Trailer, Carter and the Curious Maze
Book Trailer, Myles and the Monster Outside
Book Trailer, Jake and the Giant Hand
Short story: Read The Giant's Knock in Taddle Creek Magazine (Summer 2014) Adapted from Jake and the Giant Hand, Sept. 2014
The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden Book Trailers:
Book Trailer, The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden
Argyle Wolves Book trailer for The Strange Gift of Gwendolyn Golden
The Lost Gargoyle Series Book Trailers: