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About Teresa Bateman
I was born in Moscow, Idaho, but we moved to Washington when I was three, and that's my home state where I still life. I grew up in Issaquah, Washington, graduating from Issaquah High School. My Associates degree came from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, and my Bachelor's degree is from BYU in Provo, UT. I have a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington.
I love to travel. I served a mission in Argentina, for my church, and have also taught school in Honduras. Therefore yes, I speak Spanish. I also taught school in bush Alaska, up in St. Marys. For the past 29 years, however, I have been a librarian in the Federal Way School District in Washington.
I've been writing all my life. In fact, I took so many writing classes in college, for fun, I could probably have minored in English. When they saw my transcripts and issued my Washington Teacher Certificate they qualified me to teach English to 12th grade, along with my standard teaching certificate. This was rather unexpected and I giggled when I saw the certificate. High School English was never my goal. Libraries are where I love to be.
Writing is a vital part of my life. I write daily, and enjoy sharing my work with students and family. I can get ideas from just about anything. The world is full of interesting things, isn't it? The funny things is that my students don't think having an author as a librarian is unusual. It's the only thing they know. They think ALL librarians write books.
I believe everyone has at least one good book inside of them. The only difference between an author and anyone else is that the author actually puts the words down on paper.
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Lotty Raccoon is excited. This year she has a new teacher, new backpack, and new shoes. But her enthusiasm quickly wanes when Grant Grizzly begins bullying her. At the advice of her brother and sister, Lotty tries ignoring Grant and making a joke of it all, but neither approach works. When her parents hear about Grant, Lotty's dad talks to the teacher. Although the teacher speaks to Grant and Lotty, now Grant just bullies her when no adult is around.
After talking to her family again, Lotty comes up with an idea. She notices other kids are being bullied by Grant, too. She gathers everyone together and they form a club—The Bully Blockers Club. Now when Grant tries to bully someone, the other kids speak up. That gets an adult's attention, and Grant stops his bullying!
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Outside of ancient Syracuse on the island of Sicily, there lived a cruel ruler named Dionysius. He trusted no one. Nearby lived two best friends, Damon and Pythias. One day Pythias spoke out against Dionysius, who quickly ordered his execution, to take place in one month. Pythias wanted to return to his elderly parents to say goodbye and arrange for their care. Dionysius laughed, not trusting that Pythias would return. Damon stood up and offered to take Pythias' place until he returned. The ruler agreed only after stipulating that if Pythias did not come back, Damon would die instead. When the execution day arrived, Pythias had not returned, but Damon still believed that his friend would be there if he could. Just in time, Pythias ran in, offering up his own life for his friend's.
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A refrain of “That’s Private!” teaches kids the importance of privacy when it comes to sharing personal information while hilarious visual gags keep the reading experience light. Perfect for teaching children how to use the internet in a safe, respectful manner, Mitzi and the Big Bad Nosy Wolf is just the book for today's young digital citizens.
Back matter includes Mitzi’s Rules for Digital Citizenship, which outlines best practices when using the internet, from safety to cyberbullying; a glossary that include such terms as public, private, and digital footprint; and a memory game activity for at home or classroom use.
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