Welcome. My job is to investigate every day mysteries. Where do bugs go? How do refrigerators work? I get to ask lots of questions and read a lot, then I write. I also get to visit classrooms and libraries and talk about what I found out. It is a very cool job. Let me know what you think.
My new book arrived yesterday. This is the story of the Kirtland’s Warbler, a tiny bird that lives near fire most of the time. I … Continue reading
A long time ago, I became fascinated by the mechanics of living in a city. I wanted to know what happened when you flushed a … Continue reading
Last summer I taught writing at our local Creative Kids Camp and we put out a newspaper. Each day I met with different camp … Continue reading
Some days I want to be the author that young kids run to. I want to write mysteries too, partly because I love to read … Continue reading
Love it when I get thank you notes! Sometimes I read without the illustrations and I get wonderful images back. … Continue reading
Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter By Amy S. Hansen Illustrated by Robert C. Kray Ages 4-12 32 pages Boyds Mills Press, Feb 2010 … Continue reading
Six books explaining energy sources for third grade and up. (Rosen, 2010) School Library Journal Gr 2-4–Though they cover similar material, the text in this … Continue reading
Pull the tab, open the flap, learn how your stuff — your fridge, your DVD player and lots of other stuff — work. (Publications International, … Continue reading
Playing Around and Around Free Library Version Highlights for Children Aug 1, 2008 … Continue reading
How Bats “See” at Night on the Highlights For Children web page … Continue reading
Off the Grid A family of four tries to use only the electricity they can produce themselves for a whole month. By Amy S. Hansen, … Continue reading
I was also staff writer and editor of Frontiers, the publication of the National Science Foundation. Here is an article from when they went online … Continue reading
Christmas Cards Christmas Cards” was written by Amy S. Hansen and the children of Greenbelt Community Church and first presented in 2005. I worked with … Continue reading
I get to go to Charlevoix and Traverse City to let people know about this wonderful new book. I start at the Zonta Club of Charlevoix (home of my parents and my brother and sister-in-law). Here is their event!http://www.zonta15.org/CharSpecial_Events.html
In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Bugs and Bugsicles was the focus of two all-school book grants, and a county-wide grade-level read. The idea is to have all the students read the same book and then do age-appropriate writing projects. I’m honored that Bugsicles is part of a new tradition.
Kirkus Reviews “A splendid addition to the science shelf.”
Use Bugsicles in your classroom. Look here for downloadable classroom activities as well as a list that shows the national and state curriculum alignment of this book.
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