Teacher’s Guides are available!

I’m thrilled to share the first of two teacher’s guides for THIS IS NOT A NORMAL ANIMAL BOOK! Written by Pam Brunskill of Authors and Educators, these guides – one for grades PreK-2, and one for grades 3-6 – offer educators a deep look into the language arts, science, and social emotional learning opportunities found in the book. Whether you’re working on animal classifications, writer’s voice, growth mindset and making mistakes, or discerning fake news, these guides provide useful analysis and fun and educational exercises and lessons for you as you explore THIS IS NOT A NORMAL ANIMAL BOOK in your classrooms!

Download the Teacher Guide – PreK-2 – This is Not a Normal Animal Book here and the This is Not a Normal Animal Book Teachers Guide Grades 3-6 here!

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions!


Hello and thank you for checking out my author page!

My debut picture book, THIS IS NOT A NORMAL ANIMAL BOOK, releases in the Fall of 2017 from Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (illustrated by Brian Biggs). Check back often for updates on appearances and events, book news, educational resources, or just to say “hi!”

Guess what?! You can now pre-order SIGNED (by BOTH Julie and Brian) books from Politics and Prose, or buy it on Amazon, or request it from your favorite bookseller!

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