Monday, December 12, 2011

Interview for Amy's Travels by Kathryn Starke

Tune in today at @2pm est to hear author Kathryn Starke talk about her book, Amy's Travels.

Amy's Travels

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Minds Publications (November 1, 2006)
  • ISBN-10: 0976973707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976973706

  • Bio:

    Kathryn Starke spends everyday motivating children to read, think, and learn. As an elementary school reading specialist she provides instruction that enables children to learn to read, and in turn, read to learn. As a classroom teacher, Kathryn found there was a great need for educational children's books that teach the required national social studies standards. With her experience in teaching in urban school systems, she realized that all students can learn when provided with literature that is enriched with child friendly text and illustrations; therefore, she wrote and published her first children's book, Amy's Travels. She has developed Creative Minds Publications, a company that promotes creative and educational materials for children. Kathryn travels to schools, libraries, museums, and book stores to share Amy's Travels with children, parents, and teachers. She also presents literacy workshops to teachers. Kathryn continues to write and share her passion for literacy with fellow educators.


    Come along with Amy on her wonderful journey to all seven continents on earth. This multicultural children's book teaches the geography, culture, and diversity of our world through the eyes of a young girl. Traveling to brand new places is one of the most exciting ways to learn. Based on a true story, Amy's Travels takes readers on a trip they will never forget. This educational resource contains lesson plans that meet elementary school social studies standards. A book guide for parents and teachers is also available. Visit Creative Minds Publications online to download the guide and learn more about Amy's Travels.

    Amy's Travels is a simply told story told from a child's point of view. It is appropriate for children 4-7 years of age, but could definetly go higher. This story talks of Amy's travels to five out of the seven continents. Children will learn what countries and states she has traveled to and at what age. Amy then discusses, briefly, a choice memory about each place teaching the reader about the land, diversity, culture and/or language about a specific country. The author does a great job incorporating social studies into the story, making it fun for young children to learn. Teachers and parents will love the added kindergarten to fifth grade teaching objectives that go along with the book. This story will encourage children to think about a place they would like to travel to and to look up more information about it. Young children will enjoy reading this 32 page paperback picture book, which inspires a child's imagination to dream of the possibilities.


    1. I'm very excited to share the story of Amy's Travels with all of you today. Talk soon!!!

    2. I'm very excited to share the story of Amy's Travels with all of you today. Talk soon!!!

    3. It was a pleasure to have you on the show. I know teachers, parents and children will all love your book.

    4. When i start to read this blog then i can't turn my eyes any where really great story you are posted here i am happy to watch it. Thanks buddy for post this blog..Heavenly! Thanks for such a amazing blog!
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