I love being a docent at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Introducing kids to the world of ancient history is a great joy. Sometimes, being at the museum combines more than one awesome thing. Today was that kind of day. First I gave a tour to a bunch of wonderful sixth-grade boys. They and their schoolmates from two different schools had climbed onto a bus … [Read more...] about A Day at the Museum
Writing is definitely isolating, so when readers take the time to tell you that they enjoyed your work, it is PURE BLISS. Recently I got this amazing note from a parent: I am writing to let you know how much my daughter loved Anubis Speaks! We are homeschoolers currently wrapping up our section on Ancient Egypt, when we came across your book. I am so glad we … [Read more...] about Best Made-up Word About One of my Books EVER!
Try wrapping your head around this: excavators in Egypt have found four million cat mummies, seven million dog mummies, four million ibis mummies and tens of thousands of other mummified animals, big and small--including bulls, mice, snakes, baboons, lions, and even bugs! Apparently, the ancient Egyptian philosophy of "Go Big or Go Home!" didn't just apply to the … [Read more...] about Ancient Egypt’s Strange Practice of Animal Mummification
It's a poster! And on the back, is an educator's guide for using these booksin the classroom (Core Curriculum standards too). Want one? Leave a comment! … [Read more...] about Educator’s Guide for HADES SPEAKS! and ANUBIS SPEAKS!
Today I visited the MAGIC TREE HOUSE camp at my favorite indie, Little Shop of Stories, for an activity related to ancient Egypt. Krista read to them from Mummies in the Morning as I set up and then it was my turn. Only I hadn't expected the children to be so young. Oh-oh. Anubis Speaks: A Guide to the Afterworld by the Egyptian God of the Dead is perfect for … [Read more...] about Weighing Hearts–Just Like Anubis!