Watch Odd Dot’s Virtual Teacher Event + Download Free Worksheets!

Looking for hands-on activity ideas that reinforce curriculum concepts? Watch our Virtual Teacher Event to learn how you can use TinkerActive Workbooks in your classroom! Plus, hear about more great books for kids that encourage project-based learning!

Important Timestamps:
1:45 – Odd Dot’s Editorial Director Nathalie LeDu introduces TinkerActive Workbooks
11:35 – Author Megan Hewes Butler presents classroom activity ideas
29:10 – Nathalie LeDu buzzes about more Odd Dot books!

TinkerActive Workbooks are the perfect primers for young learners from kindergarten through second grade. Pre-K workbooks will be available in December 2020!

Kids will learn math, science, and ELA concepts through curriculum-based exercises and hands-on activities. These exercises can be easily incorporated into lesson plans and TinkerActive Workbooks also make ideal supplemental resources for at-home learning. Parents looking for fun after-school activities will love these simple and creative lessons!

Vetted by award-winning educators, each lesson is aligned to meet the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, building foundational knowledge while encouraging students to think outside the box.

Keep reading to download free, printable worksheets + check our handy reference guide to find CCSS alignments for each activity!

Download free worksheets and more here →

NCTE 2020 Virtual Booth

Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to the NCTE Annual Convention, a conference that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. This year, attendees will have these dynamic experiences via our first ever virtual Convention.

Find all our NCTE resources here, including e-galleys, new and noteworthy books, teacher’s guides, giveaways, and more!

Visit Our NCTE Virtual Booth →

Activity Kit: Santa Baby

Santa Baby by Jonathan Stutzman; illustrated by Heather Fox

Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World, take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book.

Santa is feeling old, and being in the business of Christmas for centuries is . . . well, it isn’t all milk and cookies. In hopes of regaining some of his pep, Santa asks the spirit of Christmas to give him something for a change: skim off a couple of years and make him younger.

But Christmas magic is powerful, and Santa gets more than he wished for. Instead of a fresh new outlook and boundless energy, he needs diapers and a nap—stat. With Christmas only a few days away, the elves rush to teach Santa Baby the basics. But will there be enough time to prepare their new bundle of holiday joy for the job?

“Plenty of laughs…playfully complemented by Fox’s child-friendly illustrations.” —Horn Book

2020 School & Library Webinars & Digital Events

We’re ready and eager to spread the word about upcoming books, from our computers to yours! Check back here as more upcoming events will be added soon. Plus, watch archived videos from author events, webinars, book buzzes, and more!

November 5: LJ & SLJ LibraryCon Live (FREE ARCHIVE)
Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels. Don’t miss panels with Hafsah Faizal (author of We Free the Stars) and Daniel Kraus (author of They Threw Us Away) and more!

November 6-8: YALSA YA Services Symposium
Join YALSA for their virtual Symposium as they discuss literature, activities, and programs needed to serve and inspire today’s teens.​ Don’t miss author panels with April Henry (Playing with Fire), Aiden Thomas (Cemetery Boys), George M. Johnson (All Boys Aren’t Blue), Adalyn Grace (All the Stars and Teeth), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Mirror Season), and more! Plus, tune in for the Margaret A. Edwards Award speech from winner Steve Sheinkin!

November 6: YALSA Trivia Night
Join authors Mike Curato, Adalyn Grace, April Henry, and June Hur for a night of fun and games! Flex your bookish trivia skills and enter for your chance to win books! RSVP for Trivia Night here!

November 19-22: NCTE Virtual Annual Convention
Join us for the National Council for the Teachers of English Virtual Convention! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCTE Virtual Booth, and more resources!

December 4-6: NCSS Virtual Conference
Join us for the National Council for the Social Studies Virtual Conference! Stay tuned for our full roster of author speakers, our NCSS Virtual Booth, and more resources!

Watch archived videos from past events →