"This was such a great find. I was looking for a book to use with my special ed class for the first week of school. This book is great because it describes the first day of school for kids in different countries. So you could use it for Language Arts, Reading & Geography!"
--R. Clancy, Amazon reviewer
THE SEVEN SEAS by Ellen Jackson
The exaggeration of the acrylic, textured illustrations and rhymes create an inventive and humorous approach to learning about geography. Backmatter includes further resources and "Fun Facts about Seas and Oceans." (Picture book. 5-8)
CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL RECOMMENDED BOOK
TOOLING AROUND by Ellen Jackson
A National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Book of 2014
OCTOPUSES ONE TO TEN is not a Junior Literary Guild selection.
“An engaging presentation of 10 fascinating facts about a curious creature...solid research [results in] an appealing introduction for preschool and storytime. ”
“Introducing octopuses, this lively book opens its first 10 double-page spreads with rhymed couplets featuring the numbers from 1 to 10...An attractive introduction to these fascinating creatures.”
"This amusing readaloud is made more enjoyable by carefully crafted rhymes that delight both in their simplicity and their cleverness...Marvelously executed and affectionately crafted, this is a standout in the mothers-and-children canon that promises, like its subjects, to age well." Booklist (starred review)
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE by Ellen Jackson
Strange as it may seem, 96 percent of the universe seems to be made of two ingredients that no one understands.'” "...a shining addition to the Scientists in the Field series.." Kirkus, (starred review)
"[The book] focuses on viscerally fascinating celestial subjects: supernovae, dark energy, and black holes. These are fairly complex matters, but Jackson’s treatment makes them accessible through reasoned explanations and comparisons, helpful diagrams, and, of course, dazzling photographs of the universe’s most awesome spectacles." Booklist
Ellen and Abby
Hello. I'm Ellen Jackson, and I'm the author of more than 60 books for children. Being an author is the best job in the world.
My books have won many awards, but the best part of my day is getting a letter from a child who has read and enjoyed something I've written. Reading has always been an important part of my life, and I hope it's an important part of yours.