Today we're happy to welcome back Anastasia Suen, category organizer for Easy Readers and Short Chapter Books:
As an author, consultant, and teacher for children and adults, I wear many hats. With my author hat, I've written 115 books for children and adults. I've worn my teacher hat in elementary school (for Kindergarten, first, fifth and sixth grades) as well as college (for children's literature and writing.) With my consultant hat, I work on textbook programs, evaluate reading levels, and create learning activities.
I am often asked why I have so many blogs. Well, I have one for each of my hats! I blog about my own books at Book of the Week. I blog about books and activities for children learning to read at 5 Great Books and Literacy Links. I blog about using picture books to help K-8 students learn to write at Picture Book of the Day. I blog about the Children's Book Biz for my adult writing students. And at Pencil Talk, I post a student poem each day of Poetry Month in April.
This year we're expanding the Cybils Easy Reader category to include short chapter books. Last year, we discovered many gems that were too long for easy readers and too short for middle grade, so we're giving these "bridge" books a list of their own.