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Janet Lawler

Award-winning author Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction picture books and early readers for children. Scholastic Book Clubs and the Children's Book of the Month Club have featured her books, and her work has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew.


LIFE CYCLE OF A PICTURE BOOK - K-2 School Visit

This entertaining and educational school visit presentation for grades K–2 reinforces early literacy skills, touches on nonfiction and fiction writing, and inspires students’ imaginations. “Life Cycle of a Picture Book” shares the author’s writing process, childhood, and steps a story takes from idea to publication.

Janet Lawler

45 Minute Program

OCEAN AND RAIN FOREST ANIMALS -Nat'l Geographic concept books

Janet will share her Nat’l. Geographic books, OCEAN COUNTING (National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Trade Science Book) and RAIN FOREST COLORS in an entertaining session that provides an introduction to nonfiction to young audiences.

Janet Lawler

30 Minute Program

WE ARE ALL AUTHORS! Janet Lawler’s Journey—and Yours!

Janet Lawler was a kid once, just like you! Many seeds of her career as an author were planted in her childhood. She will share details that foster a love of reading and writing and help kids realize that they already have stories of their own to tell.

Janet Lawler

30 Minute Program

SNOWZILLA and WINTER CATS –Seasonal fun & Wee Life Lessons

Janet will share her silly and heartwarming winter picture books, SNOWZILLA and WINTER CATS. Amid all the seasonal fun, these stories give kids important lessons about community, conflict resolution, inclusiveness, diversity, and friendship. Includes true story-behind-the-story. Coloring/craft activity follows reading.

Janet Lawler

30 Minute Program

THE PREHISTORIC GAMES – for Sports and Dinosaur Lovers!

In this 30-minute session, Janet will share the “story-behind-the-story” of THE PREHISTORIC GAMES, a rollicking, rhyming picture book about dinosaurs competing tooth and claw for medals in Olympic-like events. She will read the book and chat with kids about their favorite sports and dinosaurs.

Janet Lawler

30 Minute Program

LOVE AND SNUGGLES! Bedtime Stories for Kids (and tired parents!)

In this 30-minute session, Janet will share favorite stuffed animals and wants to meet those of her little guests! She will then read 3 of her bedtime and “love poem” books, sharing tidbits about the development and writing of each story.

Janet Lawler

30 Minute Program

Award-winning author Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction picture books and early readers for children. Her books have been featured in Scholastic Book Clubs and the Children's Book of the Month Club. Her work has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew.

Her books include National Geographic’s RAIN FOREST COLORS and OCEAN COUNTING (named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers’ Association); SNOWZILLA; THE PREHISTORIC GAMES; SCARY PLANTS!; FRIGHT SCHOOL; MIRABEL’S MISSING VALENTINES; WINTER CATS and KINDERGARTEN HAT.

Janet loves how words make music, and she marvels at the way illustrators add depth and detail her stories. She is fascinated by the natural world and enjoys finding humor in everyday life. She and her family live in Connecticut, USA. Visitors to her backyard include rabbits, hawks, bears, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and many birds.

Visit www.JanetLawler.com to sign up for her blog as well as download free curriculum and CCSS guides and craft activities.

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