Name a Character in My NEW Book!

Calling all elementary teachers & librarians!

Would your students like to have the chance to name a character in the next FENWAY AND HATTIE book?

In celebration of #BooksInTheKitchen, my new web series with my author friend Elly Swartz, I'm offering one lucky classroom the chance to do exactly that!

To enter: Simply subscribe to our #BooksInTheKitchen youtube channel & share the link on twitter or facebook by the deadline on April 20th, 2018. 

I'm so excited about #BooksInTheKitchen AND the next FENWAY AND HATTIE book. I hope you & your students will be, too!

 

New Web Series: Books in the Kitchen

Do you like books? Do you like treats?

Introducing Books in the Kitchen, a brand-new web series from children's authors Elly Swartz & Victoria J. Coe. Watch us whip up treats inspired by our books as we dish about our characters, share secrets, and have way too much fun.

Chapter 1: Dog Biscuits inspired by FENWAY AND HATTIE

Chapter 2: "Secret" Chocolate Chip Cookies inspired by SMART COOKIE

There’s no such thing as “too many books in the kitchen.” So please feel free to share on your favorite social media using #booksinthekitchen!

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xox, Elly & Victoria

PS - Check out our laugh-out-loud outtakes chapter, too!

Come Celebrate the 3rd Fenway and Hattie Book!

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The new Fenway and Hattie book romps onto bookshelves this January! Please come help celebrate with games, songs, treats, & more!

Saturday, January 13th from 11:00-12:30

Blue Bunny Books & Toys

577 High Street

Dedham Square

Dedham, MA

 

All school-aged readers will be eligible for prizes, including free books, gift cards, & other surprises. (Must be present to win.)

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Global Read Aloud Week Six Video - The End!

Exciting news!

Teachers who preorder Fenway's 3rd book by December 15, 2017 can enjoy exclusive secret access to a new series of writing videos I'm creating just for elementary students!

It seems like the GRA17 just got started & now it's Week Six! Thanks to everyone who participated, especially all of you who sent in questions. After watching this week's video, please read the post below for links, information, and a special Fenway #3 PREORDER opportunity!

If you didn't hear your question answered, click HERE to see my written reply in the comments section of last week's post.

To play The Fenway And Hattie Game on a Mac or PC, click HERE. (Please note that the game doesn't play on mobile devices.)

If you'll be at NCTE in St. Louis next week, please join me at the Penguin Young Readers booth #626 on Friday, Nov. 17th from 5:00-5:30PM. I'd love to say thanks in person and sign a copy of Fenway's 2nd adventure for you!

 

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SPECIAL OFFER!!!

 

Exciting news! Teachers who preorder Fenway's 3rd book by December 15, 2017 can enjoy exclusive secret access to a new series of writing videos I'm creating just for elementary students!

This offer is only available NOW through DEC. 15, 2017!

FENWAY AND HATTIE UP TO NEW TRICKS is coming on Jan. 2nd, 2018 and is available to preorder NOW. Click HERE for book & preorder information.

To learn how you can bring me to your school for an author visit, please click HERE. To order SIGNED copies of FENWAY AND HATTIE or FENWAY AND HATTIE AND THE EVIL BUNNY GANG from my local bookseller, Henry Bear's Park, click HEREFree shipping within the US for orders of 7 or more. 

Please keep in touch! Follow me on twitter or instagram @victoriajcoe or send me a message any time by clicking CONTACT in the main menu of this web site.

To re-watch or catch up on all the GRA17 videos, please click below:

WEEK ONE

WEEK TWO

WEEK THREE

WEEK FOUR

WEEK FIVE

Many thanks to everyone who took part in GRA17 and made it so magical! You all rock!

Global Read Aloud Week Five Video

I'm excited to share my FIFTH weekly Q&A of the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

Click HERE if you didn't hear your question answered. My written response is in the comments section from last week's video.

For more information about the Museum of Science, click HERE. For info about the Design Challenge program click HERE. For the MOS's FREE Engineering Units for elementary schools, click HERE. For a complete guide to all the Engineering for Elementary units, click HERE.

For information about hosting me at your school for an author visit, please click HERE. To order SIGNED copies of FENWAY AND HATTIE from my local bookseller, Henry Bear's Park, click HERE. Free shipping within the US for orders of 7 or more. 

Have you heard the FENWAY AND HATTIE *songs*?!?! Watch & listen to Mr. Griffin & the third graders at St. Thomas More School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada perform songs inspired by Chapter 9 (HERE) and Chapter 14 (HERE).  

To watch my dog Kipper eat a treat, click HERE. For more information about dogs and their cognitive abilities, check out INSIDE OF A DOG (Jr. Readers Edition) by Alexandra Horowitz

For info about my author friend/collaborator, Cheryl Lawton Malone, & her awesome books, click HERE.

NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK of the 2017 Global Read Aloud! If you'd like to submit a question ONE LAST TIME, please limit your questions to ONE per classroom and post it in the comments section below. Please post by the END OF THE SCHOOL DAY Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Questions posted after that time will be answered in writing as a reply to your comment and will not be included in my FINAL video

Please watch the previous videos to make sure your question has not already been answered. Click HERE to watch the Week Four video. Click HERE for the Week Three video. Click HERE for the Week Two video and click HERE to watch the Week One video.

To ask a question, scroll down & click on the word COMMENTS. Scroll to the white comments box, then follow these steps:

1) Please include your teacher's name and school name

2) Please include your school's city and state or country

3) Don't forget to include your ONE question!

4) And PLEASE make sure you limit your question to ONE per class per week. Please do NOT ask a question that's already been answered in a previous video. And please do not ask about any spoilers!

NOTE: Questions are moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

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

THE LATEST GRAFenway CONTEST ENDS ON SUNDAY, NOV 5th! Your class could win a whole set of Fenway's 2nd adventure! Click HERE for the entry form.

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 soon!)

If you'd like to subscribe to my special mailing list for Teachers and Librarians (including alerts to each new GRA17 video as well as surprises), please click HERE.

Click HERE for a huge 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 GRA posters that you can download and print.

What a fun week! Hope you enjoy the ending of FENWAY AND HATTIE! Please check back next Friday for the final GRA17 Q&A!

Global Read Aloud Week Four Video

Thanks for the questions this week!

I'm so happy to share my FOURTH 10-minute Q&A video of the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

If you didn't hear your question answered, click HERE to see my response in writing in the comments section from last week's video.

For more information about where I was this week, click HERE. For information about bringing me to your school, please click HERE

If you'd like to submit a question for next week, please limit your questions to ONE per classroom and post it in the comments section below. Please post by the END OF THE SCHOOL DAY Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Questions posted after that time will be answered in writing as a reply to your comment and will not be included in the video

Please watch the previous videos to make sure your question has not already been answered. Click HERE to watch the Week Three video. Click HERE for the Week Two video and click HERE to watch the Week One video.

To ask a question, scroll down & click on the word COMMENTS. Scroll to the white comments box, then follow these steps:

1) Please include your teacher's name and school name

2) Please include your school's city and state or country

3) Don't forget to include your ONE question!

4) And PLEASE make sure you limit your question to ONE per class per week. Please do NOT ask a question that's already been answered in a previous video. And please do not ask about any spoilers!

NOTE: Questions are moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

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

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 soon!)

For 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.

If you'd like to subscribe to my special mailing list for Teachers and Librarians (including alerts to each new GRA17 video), please click HERE.

Click HERE for a huge 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 GRA posters that you can download and print.

I had a lot of fun with you this week! Please check back next Friday for another GRA17 Q&A!

Global Read Aloud Week Three Video

Thanks for all the questions, everybody! I'm so excited to share my 10-minute Q&A video for Week Three of the 2017 Global Read Aloud!

If I didn't answer your question, click HERE to see my response in writing in the comments section from last week's video.

For more information about the Boston Public Garden, click HERE and for the MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS statues, click HERE. To learn more about how dogs use their senses, check out the book INSIDE OF A DOG (Young Readers Edition), on my F&H resouces padlet HERE. To see my hometown of Duxbury, Massachusetts, click HERE and HERE. To see my inspiration for the Perfectly Still Dog in Chapter Eight, click HERE.  Below, watch my dog Kpper eat a treat. He's really good at that!!!

#GRAFenway classes can submit ONE QUESTION in the comments section below for my Week Four video. Please limit your questions to one per classroom per week and please post by the END OF THE SCHOOL DAY Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Questions posted after that time will be answered in writing as a reply to your comment and will not be included in the video

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 Two video and click HERE to watch the Week One video.

To ask a question, scroll down & click on the word COMMENTS. Scroll to the white comments box, then follow these steps:

1) Please include your teacher's name and school name

2) Please include your school's city and state or country

3) Don't forget to include your ONE question!

4) And PLEASE make sure you limit your question to ONE per class per week. Please do NOT ask a question that's already been answered in a previous video. And please do not ask about any spoilers!

NOTE: Questions are moderated, so please be patient. Your question may take a day or so to appear.

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

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 soon!)

For 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.

If you'd like to subscribe to my special mailing list for Teachers and Librarians (including alerts to each new GRA17 video), please click HERE.

Click HERE for a huge 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 GRA posters that you can download and print.

I had so much fun with you this week! Please check back next Friday for another GRA17 Q&A!