BY PATTY ROSATI
This is Patty Rosati from HarperCollins Children’s Books, and I’m so happy to be the new Publisher Liaison to CLA! On behalf of my publishing colleagues, we’d like you to know that we are here for you. We know things are overwhelming right now and that you're being bombarded with information from every angle. I hope that we can all take a collective deep breath. We’ve got this. And we publishers, well, we’ve got you!
Scholastic quickly set up Learn at Home that houses day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. And they offer Teaching Tools for specific authors like Dav Pilkey whose page includes fun and games with some of Pilkey’s best characters from Dog Man and Captain Underpants.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has picture book activities for kids, videos, and educator guides for many of their titles, including the book that many librarians and educators are currently buzzing about, Stamped.
Random House Children’s Books features activities and guides for a number of their titles used in schools, including Wonder and the Magic Tree House books.
There are so many other good, free materials available from a variety of big and smaller publishers. Our friends at The Children’s Book Council have been compiling a list of publisher content that supports educators. Please check them out to find out what other publishers are offering.
Please feel free to be in touch to let us know if there is anything else that we publishers can do for you. We are here to help!