In this guest post, author Eric Walters explains how he was inspired to write an early chapter book, High and Dry, and a middle grade Hi-Lo book, On the Rocks, based on the same real-life event. (Classroom questions and activities included!)
Happy Spring, Orca Blog readers! As the seasons change, so does the weather. In this guest post, CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe shares what it’s like writing about science for kids, and how to talk to them about scary topics like natural disasters.
Happy Halloween, Orca readers! To celebrate the scariest holiday of the year, we asked Jeff Szpirglas, the author of the spooky story collection Tales From Beyond the Brain, to tell us a bit about his experiences writing horror for young readers.