Global Read Aloud Week Two Video

Thank you to everyone who sent in questions for Week Two of the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

Between now and the end of the day Wednesday, October 18, 2017, #GRAFenway classes can submit a question in the COMMENTS section below for my THIRD weekly Q&A video. Questions posted below after 8PM Eastern Time on that date will be answered in writing as a reply to your comment and will not be included in the next video.

Due to the high volume of questions, please limit questions to one per classroom per week. Before posting your question, please watch the previous videos to make sure your question has not already been answered. Click HERE to watch the Week One video.

To ask a question, please include:

1) Your school name and teacher's name

2) Your school's city and state or country

3) Your question!

Please do not ask about any spoilers!

NOTE: All questions will be moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

First thing every Friday, I'll respond to as many questions as I can... within ten minutes!

If I didn't address your question in this week's video, click HERE to see my written response in the comments section from the previous video.

For more information about Boston Common, click HERE. To learn about The Loud House, click HERE. For info about Nickelodeon TV's Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library movie, click HERE. For School of Rock, click HERE. Please visit The Global Read Aloud blog before October 22, 2017 to enter an exciting Fenway and Hattie contest!!!

FENWAY AND HATTIE AND THE EVIL BUNNY GANG is out now in hardcover. FENWAY AND HATTIE UP TO NEW TRICKS is coming on January 2nd and is currently available for pre-order. (And if you do pre-order, please save your receipt for an amazing opportunity. Details coming later!)

If you'd like SIGNED copies of FENWAY AND HATTIE, my local bookseller Henry Bear's Park has plenty of autographed paperbacks IN STOCK. Free shipping within the US for orders of 7 or more. Click HERE for more info & to order.

To subscribe to my special mailing list for Teachers and Librarians (including alerts to each new GRA17 video), please click HERE.

Click HERE for an incredible padlet collection of FENWAY AND HATTIE resources including HyperDocs, Flipgrid, Seesaw, BreakoutEDU, WriteAbout, EpicBooks, Buncee, videos, podcasts, and good old-fashioned activities, as well as adorable posters that you can download and print.

I had a blast with you all this week! Please check back next Friday for another GRA17 Q&A!

2017 Global Read Aloud Week One Video

NOTE: If you experience audio trouble, please try again using another device or a different browser. If that doesn't work, click the button below to watch a copy of the original video, but PLEASE return here after watching to read the rest of this post & for leaving comments/questions. Many thanks!

Thank you to everyone who sent in questions for Week One of the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

Between now and the end of the day Wednesday, October 11, 2017, #GRAFenway classes can submit a question in the COMMENTS section below for my SECOND weekly Q&A video. To ask a question, please include:

1) Your school name and teacher's name

2) Your school's city and state or country

3) Your question!

NOTE: All questions will be moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

Please limit questions to one per classroom per week. First thing every Friday, I'll respond to as many questions as I can... within ten minutes!

If I didn't address your question in this week's video, click HERE to see my written response in the comments section from the previous video.

For more information about Fenway Park, click HERE. To see a picture of my dog Kipper, click HERE. To learn more about Miikka Kiprusoff, click HERE. To see Kristine Lombardi's illustration portfolio, click HERE.

FENWAY AND HATTIE AND THE EVIL BUNNY GANG is out now in hardcover. FENWAY AND HATTIE UP TO NEW TRICKS is coming on January 2nd and is currently available for pre-order. (And if you do pre-order, please save your receipt for an amazing opportunity. Details coming later!)

If you'd like SIGNED copies of FENWAY AND HATTIE, my local bookseller Henry Bear's Park has plenty of autographed paperbacks IN STOCK. Free shipping within the US for orders of 7 or more. Click HERE for more info & to order.

To subscribe to my special mailing list for Teachers and Librarians (including alerts to each new GRA17 video), please click HERE.

Click HERE for an incredible padlet collection of FENWAY AND HATTIE resources including HyperDocs, Flipgrid, Seesaw, BreakoutEDU, WriteAbout, EpicBooks, Buncee, videos, podcasts, and good old-fashioned activities, as well as adorable posters that you can download and print.

I had a blast with you all this week! Please check back next Friday for another GRA17 Q&A!

FENWAY AND HATTIE and the 2017 Global Read Aloud

A Special Video for 2017 #GRAFenway Classrooms

PLEASE NOTE: Questions for Week One of GRA17 are now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions!

* * *Click HERE to see the Week One video & hear my answers!!!* * *

 

I'm so excited to connect with readers who are reading FENWAY AND HATTIE for the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

Between now and the end of the day Wednesday, October 4, 2017, participating GRA17 classrooms can submit a question in the COMMENTS section below for my FIRST weekly Q&A video for the GRA. To ask a question, please include:

1) Your school name and teacher's name

2) Your school's city and state or country

3) Your question!

NOTE: All questions will be moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

Please limit questions to one per classroom per week. First thing every Friday, starting October 6th, I'll respond to as many questions as I can... within ten minutes!

To sign up for the 2017 Global Read Aloud, or for more information, please visit www.theglobalreadaloud.com.

SPECIAL OFFER: To order autographed copies of FENWAY AND HATTIE from my neighborhood bookstore, Henry Bear's Park, please click HERE. Orders of seven or more qualify for FREE SHIPPING within the contental US.

Please revisit this space every Friday from October 6-November 10 to watch a new Q&A video and see if I respond to YOUR question! Hope to see you soon! 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th 3:25PM Eastern Time: I will be at a school tomorrow and then at a bookstore event tomorrow night. So ALL COMMENTS ON THIS POST made between now and tonight WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION instead of in this week's video. After tonight, these comments will be CLOSED. Many thanks, everybody!!!

Back-to-School & Global Read Aloud 2017 Preview

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If you'll be reading FENWAY AND HATTIE as part of the 2017 Global Read AloudOne School, One Bookor as a class read-aloud, 
here's a preview of my plans to support you...

During the 2017 Global Read Aloud,  October 2 - November 10,  I'll post a video each week where I'll respond to questions RIGHT HERE ON THIS PAGE.  

More info coming soon! 

Later this Fall teachers will have chances to win a class set of the 2nd FENWAY AND HATTIE book or a free Skype visit with me. Details coming soon on these contests, plus a REALLY BIG EVIL BUNNY GANG SURPRISE!


Check out my FENWAY AND HATTIE resource padlet, your one-stop-shop for classroom activities, book trailers, dog's POV information, & much more! 

And #GRAFenway participants, you can also visit the resources spreadsheet for FENWAY AND HATTIE.

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To bring me to your school, CLICK HERE.



Please note that due to the GRA, sadly, I'll be unable to offer Skype visits.

Feel free to share this info! Teachers can sign up for my special mailing list HERE

More info about One School, One Book can be found HERE.

For a downloadable flyer about the Global Read Aloud, click HERE.

For my latest news, follow me on twitter & instagram @victoriajcoe

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And...

Don't forget that Fenway & Hattie's THIRD adventure is coming on Jan. 2nd! Get the scoop & find out how to pre-order by clicking HERE.

Fenway and Hattie is chosen for the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

Amazing news!

FENWAY AND HATTIE has been chosen as the Early Reader selection for the 2017 Global Read Aloud! I'm incredibly grateful to the fabulous Pernille Ripp, who founded this program with the goal of connecting the world through one book. Since 2010, more than 2 million students have participated!

Reading aloud is very near and dear to my heart. Having my own book included in this far-reaching program is truly mind-blowing!

Each fall, participating teachers or other adults read aloud to students during a set 6-week period. Each classroom or group tries to make as many global connections as possible.

For more information about the GRA, click here.

You can sign up for the Global Read Aloud here.

This year, the GRA starts on October 2 and runs through November 10th. For complete information about the 2017 Global Read Aloud, click here.

If you are an elementary teacher or librarian, please consider signing up for my newsletter. Once I determine how I'll be able to support participating classes either through Skype, Q&A videos, or any other means, you'll be the first to know! I've already started a fun resource padlet.

Please check it out, share it with students, and add comments or other resources. I working on other ways to use padlet, too!

I'm so beyond excited that FENWAY AND HATTIE was chosen for this opportunity! As Pernille said in the announcement, Fenway and the story of how he sees the world is one that is bound to make us laugh but also see our world in a different view; what can happen when we simply change our perspective?

 

THE SECRET PAGE

Huge secret news!

Teachers, Has your class read FENWAY AND HATTIE?
Do they like surprises?
SECRET surprises?

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Well, guess what?
I've added a SECRET PAGE to my web site...

...And only readers who figure out the password can enter!

Now, I'd LOVE to tell you what's on the SECRET PAGE,
but then it wouldn't be a SECRET.

RIGHT???

So instead... Here are some clues to help your students
guess the password:
  

  1. It has something to do with what's on the SECRET PAGE
  2. It is located on Page 5 of FENWAY AND HATTIE
  3. It is the last TWO WORDS of the 1st paragraph: "I warned Hattie that her treats were ____ _______."
  4. It is all lower case, with a space between the TWO WORDS
  5. It has no punctuation

What do you think is on the SECRET PAGE?
What do you think the password is?

When you've got it, click the button below,
enter the password, and ENJOY!!!

I'd LOVE to hear how your class liked the surprise! Please email me at victoriajcoe.com/contact and let me know!

Happy Book Birthday to Fenway & Hattie #2!

Rockstar teacher Melissa Guerrette of Oxford Elementary School in Maine

Rockstar teacher Melissa Guerrette of Oxford Elementary School in Maine

There is truly no place I would rather be on a book birthday than in a classroom full of readers. Except maybe a DOUBLE classroom of readers!

Many thanks to rockstar teacher Jason Lewis of Tyngsborough Elementary School in Massachusetts who invited me to share the excitement with his two fifth grade classes.

And the celebration didn't end there! On Saturday, January 28th, one of my favorite independent booksellers, Blue Bunny Books (coincidence unintended!), hosted me and my brilliant editor Susan Kochan for an official launch party. It was a thrill give readers a sneak peek at how the books were made.

On January 24, 2017, Fenway and Hattie and the Evil Bunny Gang - the second book in the Fenway and Hattie series - made its way into the world!

It was a blast to celebrate this book birthday with rockstar teachers and awesome young readers!

 

 

 

These fabulous fifth graders really got into the spirit of celebration. I had a blast watching them dress up like the Evil Bunny Gang and pose with the Fenway cut-out!

But my favorite parts were the book that they all signed for me, the auditions they put together of characters for my next book, and of course the enormous cake with the Evil Bunny Gang cover!

 
 

Many thanks to all the young readers who crowded on the floor, as well as all the local teachers and librarians who came out to party with us. Watching you all nod your heads when I asked who had read the first book was mind-blowing.

And as if that wasn't enough, seeing my heroes Jason Lewis, Lesley Burnap, Melissa Guerrette, & Melanie Roy (& her son), who traveled from all corners of New England, brought me to tears. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart. 

Connecting with readers is by far my favorite part of being an author. I'm so grateful to everyone who has welcomed this little dog and his beloved short human into their lives. 

THANK YOU!