Pam's Books

GROUNDHOG GETS A SAY
Illustrated by Denise Brunkus

Penguin Putnam (039923876X)

"Swallow makes learning about these members of the marmot family a hoot with her easy-to-read text and cheeky comments from Crow and Squirrel. . . . Brunkus imbues Groundhog with as much aplomb as she regularly does Junie B. Jones. Nonfiction of this quality that can be read as a picture book is rare. A wonderful update to your tired old Groundhog Day section, this begs to be performed as reader's theater." ~ Kirkus Reviews

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IT ONLY LOOKS EASY

Roaring Brook Press (0-7613-1790-2)

"Kat is a funny, warmhearted character whose voice immediately grabs readers." ~ School Library Journal
"Swallow . . . introduces a sympathetic and candid young narrator in this skillfully shaped novel that examines the consequences of acting impulsively." ~ Publishers Weekly

A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK

The Ultimate Guide to Creative Writing

Scholastic ( 0-439-15342-5)

Learn how to become a better writer---and have fun doing it. This
notebook is filled with great ideas and plenty of space to practice.

MELVIL AND DEWEY IN THE CHIPS illustrated by Judith Schroeder

Libraries Unlimited (1-59158-150-8)

"There’s never a dull moment in this fast-paced story. Children from five on up will love the book, and teachers and parents will not tire of reading it." ~ Small Press

MELVIL AND DEWEY IN THE FAST LANE illustrated by Judith Schroeder

Libraries Unlimited (1-59158-151-6)

"Their series of escapades as circulating gerbils include some
amusing, hair-raising episodes motivating them to risk a rip-roaring escape." ~ Booklist

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MELVIL AND DEWEY GONE FISHIN' illustrated by Lorena Eliasen

Libraries Unlimited (1-59158-153-2)

The witty, fast-paced chapter book, illustrated with drawings of the lovable gerbils, will captivate your students, and as Melvil and Dewey learn important lessons, so will they.

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MELVIL AND DEWEY TEACH LITERACY illustrated by Lorena Eliasen

Libraries Unlimited (1-59158-152-4)

This companion Teacher Guide is packed with activities and designed for use with any of the Melvil and Dewey books. All of the activities correlate to national information literacy standards, and to Bloom's Taxonomy.

LEAVE IT TO CHRISTY

Putnam (0-399-21482-8)

Scholastic (0-590-41666-9)

"Readers will know Christy is going to come out on top; she makes happy endings wherever she goes … because of the humor in Swallow’s writing, Christy is a peach-–tart and just right."

~ Publishers Weekly

WADING THROUGH PEANUT BUTTER

Scholastic (0-590-45793-4)

What’ll it be-–smooth or chunky? Can Bently trudge through the sludge and prevent fifth grade from being the stickiest year ever?

NO PROMISES

Putnam (0-399-21561-1)

Scholastic (0-590-43209-5)

"Realistically written, this book gives a good description of how a teen might cope with a friend’s tragic and unexpected death … a
moving story that won’t quickly be forgotten." ~ VOYA