Audio Readings: Chasing at the Surface

Parents and teachers: To entertain, inspire and instruct children during the Covid-19 crisis, I will be posting audio readings throughout the month of April of the chapters of my middle grade historical novel CHASING AT THE SURFACE. The book, for readers ages 9-12, grades fourth to seventh, was inspired by an actual event that occurred in Dyes Inlet, WA and is the Winner of the 2016 National Outdoor Book Award, Children’s category.

The first 10 chapters are accessible now at this link, along with PDF downloads of an orca genealogy chart and map of Dyes Inlet, WA, the location of the book. Inquisitive kids can email me any questions at sharon@sharonmentyka.com and I will periodically post answers here. Enjoy! #SCBWIConnects

COVID 19: Parent / Teacher Learning Resources

To help inspire and instruct children during the COVID 19 crisis, I’ve created a read aloud video of my picture book biography of Bill Gates: THINK SMART, BE FEARLESS. You can access it at this link, along with this educator’s learning guide. With the extensive back matter material including additional bio, timeline of computer history, and glossary, this material is appropriate for children in first to fourth grades, ages 5-9.

Students are welcome to email me questions and I will post answer here periodically. Wash your hands and stay safe!