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The Courageous Chemistry of Dr. Percy Julian -- Author Kerrie Hollihan (STEM and NGSS aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) wanted to study chemistry so badly he left home in segregated Alabama to go to college in the North. All his life, he fought racism, even as he conducted a brilliant career in plant chemistry. Dr. Julian was George...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



This program has not yet been evaluated.


100+ Years of National Parks and How They Almost Didn't Happen with Author Kerrie Hollihan
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Award winning author Kerrie Hollihan shares the story behind the founding of America's National Parks. Using research from her book Theodore Roosevelt for Kids: His Life & Times , Kerrie spins a tale of how the wily Roosevelt, a man of many...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 3 evaluation(s).


The Statue of Liberty's Secrets How it was Built & Became a Symbol of Immigration-Carla McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Today the Statue of Liberty has become a symbol of the United States of America and of immigration.  But it didn’t start out that way. Find out the original reason why and how Frenchmen devoted many years of their lives to create the colossal...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



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Snakes! Bugs! Rats and Raptors! with Roxie Munro (STEM- aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
“Snakes! Bugs! Rats and Raptors!” Fascinating fun facts and dynamic full-screen realistic visuals about birds, bugs, snakes, and rodents by award-winning author/illustrator Roxie Munro. Find out about creepy crawly (and sometimes flying...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 2 evaluation(s).


In the Fields & the Trenches with Young Folks of World War I--Author Kerrie Hollihan
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
<p style="line-height:150%">Wars are fought by young people, and young people fighting wars make history—in ways great and small. This program, based on Hollihan's award-winning book. shares the stories of men and women who met World War I,...
Audience:  Education: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 2 evaluation(s).


Bring a Nonfiction Minute Author to Your School!by all the Authors on Call
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
The highly popular free blog for kids, the Nonfiction Minute has capture the imagination and the  2.5 million page views of students nationally.   These short essays are written by award-winning authors who are already in your school library.  How...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



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Ape Escapes! by Aline Alexander Newman
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Orangutans are smart. Their abilities resemble those of a second-grader. And publishing is tough. It takes persistence to succeed. Using her Nat Geo chapter book, APE ESCAPES, and an interactive, multi-media program, the author brings these...
Audience:  Education: Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



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DIVE IN Coral Reef Critters with Author/Illustrator Roxie Munro (STEM-Aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Join award-winning author/illustrator Roxie Munro as we "dive in" to a lush beautiful coral reef, full of fascinating creatures. Program based upon Munro's new nonfiction picture book: "DIVE IN: Swim with Sea Creatures at...
Audience:  Education: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



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Alexander Hamilton Find Out More From Primary Sources with NF Author Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Alexander Hamilton is famous--again!  And there still more to learn in this interactive session with nonfiction author Carla Killough McClafferty.  Let’s blow your students away as they discover how to conduct primary source research using...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



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Introducing the Nonfiction Minute LIVE! with Vicki Cobb and Roxie Munro
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Introducing the Nonfiction Minute--the most enriching, original, multi-media-author-driven writing for el-hi students on the web created by 3 dozen award-winning nonfiction authors.  Vicki Cobb-the Master Chef of Hands-On Scienc and Visual Thinker...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



This program has not yet been evaluated.


Red, White and Spy
- by International Spy Museum
Reporting to General George Washington, students will travel back in time to 1781 and craft a deception operation. Their methods: covert communication, invisible ink, and codes and ciphers.  Integrating primary documents into a live action...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, Homeschool/Family , Learning Pod



   based on 1 evaluation(s).


What Would You Have Done? Andrea Warren's Books About Brave Children--CCSS Aligned
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Introduce students to the works of award-winning author Andrea Warren, who writes about ordinary children caught up in challenging historical events, calling upon them to find the extraordinary within themselves.
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



   based on 2 evaluation(s).


Harry Houdini The First International Superstar (CCSS aligned) by Vicki Cobb
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
With words from her biography and stunning photos and posters, author Vicki Cobb tells the story of how a son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician of all time.
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



   based on 1 evaluation(s).


Charles Dickens One of History's Greatest Writers and Reformers--by Andrea Warren--CCSS Aligned
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
We all know Charles Dickens was a great novelist, but did you know that he was also one of history's greatest reformers? Andrea Warren takes students back to Victorian London, where a gifted author penned stories that would inspire the upper...
Audience:  Education: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



   based on 10 evaluation(s).


What Children Experienced in the Civil War The Siege of Vicksburg by Andrea Warren
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Author Andrea Warren shares the stories of children caught inside Vicksburg during the 47-day siege that helped determine the course of the war, and also follows Ulysses Grant's son, who was with him at Vicksburg. Based on the award-winning book...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons



  based on 5 evaluation(s).


Concussions and Football Understanding the Issues with Author Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Concussions in football and other sports fill news reports every week. Athletes, coaches, and parents are left wondering what to think. In this live interactive program, Carla Killough McClafferty, author of FOURTH DOWN AND INCHES: FOOTBALL’S...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons



  based on 3 evaluation(s).


How Much Is a Million?Place Value and Exponents Come to Life (CCSS and STEM-aligned)
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
The author of over 50 math and science books (including HOW MUCH IS A MILLION?) uses an abundance of props and personal stories to make essential concepts come alive, tying them to children’s lives and the books they read.
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons



  based on 4 evaluation(s).


Tips on Biographies and Nonfiction Features with Nonfiction Author Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
What better way to reinforce what you’ve taught your students about nonfiction features and reading biographies, than having an author that writes nonfiction books in your classroom? In this live interactive program award-winning nonfiction...
Audience:  Education: 3, 4, 5, 6



  based on 2 evaluation(s).


Does your Pet Have a Story? by Aline Alexander Newman
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
Want to engage your students? Focus on their pets.  Depending on grade level, this lively program includes a mix of reading, dancing, an animal quiz, enticing photos, surprising facts, and true anecdotes in support of humane values, ethology, and...
Audience:  Education: Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



This program has not yet been evaluated.


Slavery and George Washington by Carla Killough McClafferty
- by Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank
George Washington owned human beings.  This program shares the true-life stories of six specific enslaved men and women who served him at Mount Vernon.  They will step out of the shadows of history in this program.  Based on McClafferty’s book...
Audience:  Education: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff



This program has not yet been evaluated.


 

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