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Linda Bozzo

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Linda Bozzo has written many articles and stories for children’s magazines as well as several children’s books. She loves to read and enjoys writing nonfiction for young people.

Linda's Books

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At Play in the Past, Present, and Future

At Play in the Past, Present, and Future

Linda Bozzo
One hundred years ago, children liked to play with balls and dolls; they enjoyed board games and skating. The toys and equipment have changed, but kids still enjoy those kinds of play. It's fun to imagine what toys and games might be like in the future! Uses vintage photographs and colorful, humorous drawings to stimulate young readers' imaginations and show change over time...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3436-5
Binding: Library Ed.
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Community Helpers of the Past, Present, and Future

Community Helpers of the Past, Present, and Future

Linda Bozzo
Everyone knows that today's fire trucks have flashing lights and blaring sirens. In the early 1900s, horses pulled fire trucks. And in the future, firefighters might be robots! Author Linda Bozzo shows community helpers—doctors, police officers, librarians and more—contrasting the helpers of long ago with those of today showing change over time...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3435-8
Binding: Library Ed.
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Corny Thanksgiving Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Corny Thanksgiving Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Linda Bozzo
If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims. Another title in the FUNNIER BONE JOKES series, CORNY THANKSGIVING JOKES TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE delves into silly jokes, limericks, tongue twisters and knock-knock jokes about a favorite fall holiday...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4120-2
Binding: Library Ed.
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Fire Dog Heroes

Fire Dog Heroes

Linda Bozzo
"Go find!" That is the command given to Ashly. Ashly is a fire dog that works with the Dallas Fire Department. Fire dogs help investigators find the causes of some fires. Read about the history, training, what being on the job is like for a fire dog, and what happens when the dog retires...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3202-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Linda Bozzo
How do ghosts like their eggs? Terri-fried! Read more jokes, limericks, riddles, tongue twisters, and fun facts about different foods! You can also learn how to write your own knock-knock joke!..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3541-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Funny Valentine's Day Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Funny Valentine's Day Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Linda Bozzo
How did the elephant and the ant start dating? It began as a crush. FUNNY VALENTINE'S DAY JOKES TO TICKLE YOUR FUNNY BONE contains all the corny, funny, and silly jokes, limericks, tongue twisters, knock-knock jokes, and fun facts about the most romantic holiday of the year!..Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-4119-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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Linda's Latest Blog Entries

Identifying Elements of Nonfiction

I love these elements of nonfiction posted in the library of the school I visited. I make sure I touch on all of these elements using my books as examples during my presentation. When I quizzed these students about what these elements were called it was no wonder they already knew!



I love it when the projects are targeted to specific age groups. The older elementary students either created their perfect pet using my I Like Dogs! series or composed interesting facts from my Creature Features series.



Don't they look great on display with my books in the library!


Younger elementary students chose one of my books, identified the main topic and two interesting facts they learned from the book. Listing where they found the facts is a great way to introduce young students to reliable sources.



Not only were these great writing exercises, but they also helped students become familiar with me, my books, and with nonfiction in general. This helps make for a successful author visit. You know these students were fully engaged in my presentation and prepared to ask great questions. Something all authors appreciate!

Linda Bozzo has published more than 50 nonfiction books for the school and library markets. For more information about Linda and her books, or to book an author visit, you can visit her website.


Copyright 2017 Linda Bozzo

Creating Fictional Animals



Kids love reading about animals!
They also enjoy writing about them. What I love about this writing exercise that one school used in conjunction with my Creature Features series, is that they as used nonfiction books as inspiration for creating fictional animals. And I always like when student's are given the opportunity to illustrate as well. 




There were MANY great original animals but I've chosen two of my favorites to share.

Directions: 
Draw a picture of a new type of animal. This animal should be a combination of two existing animals. On the lines below, tell what this new animal is called, and describe the features. You can tell about how these features help the animal function.










Linda Bozzo has published more than 50 nonfiction books for the school and library markets. For more information about Linda and her books, you can visit her website.


Copyright 2017 Linda Bozzo




Discovering Dogs!



Many schools choose to use my Discover Dogs with the American Canine Association series for nonfiction writing exercises across various grade levels. Six new breeds were ready for sharing this spring and readers can look forward to six more coming in the fall. 








 Some created original dogs of their own! Aren't these simple, yet adorable?


Others wrote using the following template:
I like _________________ because ________________.
I love how they all chose different animals and drew beautiful illustrations to enhance the text. Yay!



 Some of the older students stuck with the dog theme by writing a bit longer nonfiction text about "Our Favorite Dogs" and added a cutout.


While these books are for some of the youngest readers, grades 
K–2, nonfiction writing exercises can be created for all grade levels. All great ways to connects students with nonfiction!


Linda Bozzo has published more than 50 nonfiction books for the school and library markets. For more information about Linda and her books, you can visit her website.


Copyright 2017 Linda Bozzo

Limericks to Improve Writing Skills


As I visit students throughout the school year I like to take photos and collect the various ways teachers are using my books to improve the writing skills of their students. It always amazes me how each school does something unique. At the end of the school year I like to share many of the writing activities so others can use them as well. 

Limericks
Writing limericks can be a challenge. I know because I wrote hundreds of limericks and the publisher chose the best ones to include in each of my joke books. 
Students modeled limericks in my joke books and wrote and illustrated their own limericks using the following simple format: 

A limerick is a funny, rhyming poem that is five lines long. Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme. Lines 3 and 4 are usually shorter and rhyme with each other.
It's easy to write a limerick of your own. First, brainstorm some rhyming words. Write them down on a piece of paper. Example: France, dance, pants, ants, true, knew, too, blue. Next, number lines on a piece of paper from 1 to 5. Write lines 1 and 2 so that the last word in line 2 rhymes with the last word in line 1.
Example:
1. There once was a man from France.
2. His friends thought he liked to dance.

Then write lines 3 and 4 so that the last word in line 4 rhymes with the last word in line 3.
Example:
3. But that was not true
4. And what no one knew

Finally, write line 5 so the last word rhymes with lines 1 and 2.
Example:
5. Was he really had ants in his pants.

Includes step-by-step instructions on how to write your own knock-knock jokes.
Includes instructions on how to make your own funny valentine using the jokes and limericks from the book.

Includes simple instructions on how to write your own limericks.

If you've used limericks with your students feel free to share your lessons here. I'd be happy to add them to my list.









Linda Bozzo has published more than 50 nonfiction books for the school and library markets. For more information about Linda and her books, you can visit her website.

Copyright 2017 Linda Bozzo


Authors for Earth Day

Last week I participated in my first Authors for Earth Day school visit. In case you're not familiar with Authors for Earth Day (A4ED) it's a grassroots coalition of award-winning children's authors and illustrators who directly mentor young readers by giving them "an authentic research project with real-world impact." So you can understand why, when Lindenwold School #4 chose me as their visiting author, I was so excited to participate.


Students started months in advance by selecting five non-profit conservation organizations. In preparation for my visit they researched the organizations and created this great bulletin board.  



As a nonfiction author I talk extensively about the research that goes into writing my nonfiction books. This made it easy to tie in the research the student's had done on each of the five organizations. 

Students in grades K–4 created beautiful artwork and displays throughout the school. Individual classrooms added additional projects relating to many of my books. I always find it exciting to see how my books are being used in classrooms.


I used this opportunity to introduce one of my new books, When Dolphins Mourn, coming out this August. We talked about the importance of protecting dolphins and their environment so they can survive into the future.Students learned that dolphins' greatest threats come from humans and how we can make their waters a safe place for them to live. I discussed  how to keep their environment clean from pollutants like garbage and chemicals that can harm dolphins. It was the perfect topic for my Earth Day visit. 

Paperback ISBN: 0766088634     Library Binding ISBN: 0766086151     Grades 2–5
During lunch, with a select group of students, we went around the table and discussed which organization each of them voted for and most importantly why they chose that particular organization. What I learned was that they really did their research. They were able to tell me about each of the organizations and they all had good reasons as to why they chose the one they did. I was impressed!

At the end of the day, their fabulous librarian announced which organization received the most votes. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I found out that the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, New Jersey was the winner, by a landslide! So, on behalf of the students at Lindenwold School #4, I'll be donating $450 to this great organization located right here in New Jersey.

If you are interested in hosting an Authors for Earth Day visit you can find out how it works, funding suggestions, and tips and tools here.



If you're interested in having me at your school for an Authors for Earth Day visit, you can contact me through my website


Linda Bozzo has written more than 60 nonfiction books for the school and library markets. For more information about Linda and her books, you can visit her web site.

Copyright 2017 Linda Bozzo

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