A children’s writer and former educator, Ann Mills has been helping children enjoy learning for more than 25 years. Before she made Newspaper Fun a popular coast-to-coast newspaper feature, Ann was best known for her award-winning Wee Dolphin children's activity page, which for a decade educated and entertained children in a largely military community in Connecticut.
Ann believes that children who develop broad reading tastes – from newspapers to web sites, comic books to recipes – become more inquisitive and intelligent adults. Ann's activity pages, puzzles, reading logs, and reading certificates help teachers, librarians, home-schoolers, parents, and grandparents organize exciting incentives, activities and awards to encourage kids to become more avid readers.
• Excellence in Education Award
• CHINFO Merit Award
• Thomas Jefferson Award
Ann holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Education from Westfield State College, with a special emphasis on elementary and middle-grade education.
Ann strengthens her knowledge of writing and children's literature through participation in the national Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association (CAPA).
Ann works from a studio in Connecticut with her husband, Ernie, and their lively Shiba-Inu, Yoshi (whose adventures play a starring role in some puzzles!).
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Health, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, General Science, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Summer, End of Year, Phonics