I am a teacher too and would love for you to use any of my books in your classroom…
For each of my books I have given just a spark of an idea to help start your ideas flowing. Please make my suggestions your own and make them work for your class and curriculum. I hope your class has as much fun exploring my books as I did making them.
I have prepared a pdf you can download here:
LINK TO PDF COME
Below is a sample from the pdf I prepared:
Steve Light Author Study
A Little about Steve Light
Steve Light grew up in an enchanted place called New Jersey. He always loved to draw as a child and to this day always has a sketchbook with him. Steve loves to draw.
Steve always wanted to live in New York ever since he was seven years old and his family came to the city. They came to see Pete’s Dragon and they walked through Rockefeller Center and he saw the beautiful Art Deco artwork. He then decided when he grew up that he would live in this great city surrounded by beautiful artwork. He now lives in New York with his wife and cat. They all love Manhattan and art. When he is not drawing and working on books, he is telling stories and teaching 3.5 to 4 year- olds at Temple Shaaray Tefila Nursery School.
Steve usually starts a book with something he likes to draw. All of his books are planned out with pictures first. Then the words to the story are written. He gets a lot of help with the words from his editor, Joan. Steve fills up sketchbooks and sketchbooks with drawings and even makes models of things that might help the story. Once the story is worked out in pictures and the words are written, he can start on the final art. Steve takes his pencil sketches and puts them on a light box. Then he inks them with a fountain pen, (Steve loves fountain pens.) After the drawing is inked, it is colored with chalk pastels and sometimes colored pencils and colored inks. Coming up with ideas and drawing in his sketchbook is Steve’s favorite part, but he also likes seeing the characters come alive in the finished art.
Three Things You Might Not Know about Steve
- Steve loves fountain pens. Fountain pens are pens that have a metal nib or point and hold ink in the barrel. Steve has a large collection of forty pens! Each one draws differently, and he likes to pick out the right pen for each project he’s working on.
- Steve always has a sketchbook with him so he can draw. He even carries a small one in his pocket.
- Steve loves to make things out of wood. Steve usually carves models of things from his books. He carved a wood model of the flying machine from Zephyr Takes Flight that is now hanging in the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. If you visit there look for it in the library!
All of Steve Light’s Books are Available at Steve’s Amazon Author Page
Steve’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Light
Steve’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KHVDKI
Candlewick Publishing: http://www.candlewick.com/authill.asp?b=Author&m=bio&id=4668&pix=y
The two links below have videos of my studio and me drawing and reading my books: All the Wonders: http://www.allthewonders.com/?s=Steve+Light
KidLit TV: https://kidlit.tv/?s=Steve+Light
All social media post are child friendly and book related–sometimes cat or fountain pen related too!
Download pdf above for more!