Writer and writing teacher Darcy Pattison (www.mimshouse.com) has provided professional development for over 25 years in English Language Arts, especially writing topics. Her picture books for children focus on writing or science/nature topics. Twice her books have been named NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books. She's also received an NCTE Notable Book award.
The best writing is revised writing; language arts is best accomplished with lots and lots of hands-on reading.
NGSS-NextGen Science standards need great books to support the objectives.
2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Art Award for Individual Artist for her work in children's literature.
ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA - 2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
DESERT BATHS - 2013 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN Irma S. and James H. Black Picture Book Award Honor Book. Nutmeg Media Children’s Picture Books on Video, June 2005; 2006 ALA Notable Video. Various state award reading lists for various books.
B.A. University of Arkansas
M.A. Kansas State University
CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR:
Translated into nine languages, her books have been recognized for excellence by starred reviews, Book of the Year awards, state award lists and more. She is the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor's Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children's literature.
BURN: MICHAEL FARADAY'S CANDLE (2/2016)
ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub **2015 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book**
DESERT BATHS **2013 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book**
WISDOM THE ALBATROSS: SURVIVING THE JAPANESE TSUNAMI **Starred PW Review**
KENTUCKY BASKETBALL (America's Winningest Teams)
FICTION LONGING FOR NORMAL (novel)
I WANT A DOG: My Argument Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill
I WANT A CAT: My Argument Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill
MY CRAZY DOG: My Narrative Essay, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill
THE JOURNEY OF OLIVER K. WOODMAN **Starred Kirkus, BCCB Reviews**
SEARCHING FOR OLIVER K. WOODMAN
19 GIRLS AND ME
THE RIVER DRAGON
THE WAYFINDER (novel)
THE SCARY SLOPES
11 WAYS TO RUIN A PHOTOGRAPH
SAUCY AND BUBBA: A Hansel and Gretel Tale (novel)
THE GIRL, THE GYPSY, AND THE GARGOYLE (novel)
THE ALIENS INC. SERIES CHAPTER BOOKS, pictures by Rich Davis
ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 1 - KELL, THE ALIEN
ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 2 - KELL AND THE HORSE APPLE PARADE,
ALIENS, INC. SERIES: Book 3 - KELL AND THE GIANTS
ALIENC, INC. SERIES: Book 4 - KELL AND THE DETECTIVES (spring 2015)
FOR EDUCATORS WHAT IS COMMON CORE?
COMMON CORE ELA ACTIVITIES: Month by Month Writing, Speaking & Listening Activities Aligned with the Common Core
WRITING FOR THE COMMON CORE: Writing, Language, Reading, and Speaking & Listening Activities Aligned to the Common Core
(Fall, 2015) ROWDY: THE PIRATE WHO COULD NOT SLEEP, illustrated by Ewa O'Neill
For more see darcypattison.com/about For more on Darcy Pattison's books, see mimshouse.com
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