I am the author-illustrator of over 40 picture books used in elementary classrooms and by homeschoolers across the USA and internationally. TPT members may be familiar with Measuring Penny, Fraction Action, or Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story among many other titles with math, language arts, science and other curriculum content. As my classroom resources are developed and posted, I would love to hear feedback from the experts (you!)
My picture books introduce topics in an engaging visual way, often with multicultural children or animal characters. The illustrations may be comical or realistic. Several titles have been used by textbook companies or featured by Scholastic Book Fairs. For TPT, my goal is to create attractive materials that students will enjoy while they're learning something new or reviewing topics they've already been taught. Grades K – 2 is a typical range for my books but it varies and they are regularly used in lower and higher grades than I'd originally imagined.
My books have been honored by The National Science Teachers Association, the American Library Association, the Florida Book Awards, and the Parent's Choice Awards, among others.
After earning a B.A. in Art, a few years later I signed my first publishing contract at the age of 25. Starting with traditional media, since then I have learned how to illustrate and design my books using digital tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. A recent acquisition of an iPad Pro and pen has provided a new creative option to explore. I have visited hundreds of elementary schools in my career and from the start have been inspired by what teachers make happen in classrooms every day. It's great fun to see the student projects, bulletin boards, posters, anchor charts, and other "stuff". And now with my Pinterest boards I can see classroom activities anytime, which has been so motivating!
Please visit my blog and web site via www.LoreenLeedy.com. My husband Andy is a scientist working at Kennedy Space Center and we live in central Florida.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year