Reading & Listening Resources for Educators

Kathleen has compiled these helpful tools and ideas to support and inspire kindred spirits. Whether you’re a teacher searching for lesson plan ideas, a librarian looking for a special addition to your storytime line-up, a parent looking for something to keep the kiddos busy over summer vacation, or an aspiring author yourself looking for some direction, you’ll find these resources helpful.


Using her experience as a former elementary teacher in her native Scotland, and as a storyteller at an inner city school, Kathleen enjoys sharing her passion for stories with people of all ages and from varying backgrounds. Her presentations will inspire and encourage her audience to honor the stories from their own lives, to tap into their own creativity, and to discover how stories can make hearts bigger and better and kinder. Kathleen is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and parishes, as well as conferences, universities, and fundraisers.

Learn more about booking Kathleen to speak at your event.

Reading Aloud

Join Kathleen as she shares some of the favorite, classic picture books from around the world in her special video Readalouds and Storycasts. These stories have been selected from Kathleen’s 20 years of reading to children at an inner city school – they are sure to enchant young readers and nurture a lifetime love of stories.

Explore Reading Aloud

Activity Guides

Kathleen provides complementary activity guides for every monthly video readaloud. Click on a book cover below to view a specific title or view all activity guides.

Become a Children’s Book Writer or Illustrator

If you are interested in telling stories and becoming a children’s book creator, Kathleen recommends joining The Society Of Children’s Book Writers And Illustrators, (SCBWI) as they have excellent advice, tools, workshops, and conferences.

If you are ready to write a picture book, start by picking up a copy of Nuts And Bolts Guide To Writing Children’s Picture Books by my friend and acclaimed author, Linda Ashman.

Recommended Readalouds

As you know, Kathleen is a great lover of story and a great believer in the power of reading aloud. Download a list of Kathleen’s recommended children’s book readalouds (pdf).

Miscellaneous Resource Links

Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge

Children’s Wall

Children Love Kathleen’s Visits!

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