Calling All Parents, Teachers and Librarians

Calling all parents, teachers and librarians: Olive and Max are back!

I’m so excited to report that my National Wildlife Federation magazine series, “The Backyard Adventures of Olive Opossum and Max Mole ,“  has been republished as an ebook series on

Each story in the series is built around fun facts about different animals that live in Olive and Max’s backyard. With humor and quick thinking, Olive and Max are there to help their animal neighbors solve problems as they hunt for food, shelter, and raise their young. Both illustrations and actual photographs of the animals are included to bring the nonfiction parts of these stories to life. offers all 26 of my stories as part of a huge library of free ebooks for download in the classroom to paying subscribers. It also provides webinars and other products and services. as part of its mission to improve students' reading, writing, and learning by supplying the tools teachers can use to teach effectively.  

Schoolwide Executive Editor Susan Tierney reports “Our first webinar series, The Guided Reading Webinar, is proving very successful right now and we anticipate more to come. There is so much you can do in the classroom with Zing as well, like the Personalized Learning Upgrade for example, which allows for classroom management, personalized interaction with students, and assessments."

Olive and Max Online eBookKids will love the interactive format, too.  They can actually hear the sound of the page turning as they read the story.  A glossary at the end of each story gives them fun facts to share what they learn with friends. 

Please check it out and let me know what you think