Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Elementary Books by SCBWI Carolinas Writers

Writers attending the SCBWI Carolinas fall conference are asked to bring a book for the book basket. Each year, our chapter showers an elementary school with books. In case you haven't picked one yet, here are some written or illustrated by our fellow members.

TEACHING THE STORY: FICTION WRITING IN GRADES 4-8 written by Carol Baldwin. Published by Maupin House, 2007. (1 copy will be in the basket)

AROUND OUR WAY ON NEIGHBORS' DAY written by Tameka Fryer Brown. Illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. Published by Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010. (1 copy will be in the basket)

ISLAND STING written by Bonnie J. Doerr. Illustrated by Joanna Britt & Laurie Edwards. Published by Leap Books, 2009.

STATE OF WILDERNESS, STATE OF QUARRIES, and STATE OF RESERVATIONS written by Elysabeth Eldering. Published by 4RV Publishing, 2008, 2009, & 2010. Can be ordered from

BRAVE DONATELLA AND THE JASMINE THIEF written by Caroline McAlister. Illustrated by Donald Hendricks. Published by Charlesbridge, 2010.

THE PROMISE written by Maureen Crane Wartski. Published by Perfection Learning, 2003.


  1. Great list, Laura! Thank you for creating it. My picture book, One Million Men and Me (Just Us Books, 2007), is appropriate for elementary school children too. I'll miss being at the conference this year. But I hope everyone has a great time. I look forward to the next one.

  2. There are a whole slew of books from NC authors for this age range. Don't forget Stephen Messer, WINDBLOWNE or John Claude Bemis, NINE POUND HAMMER. Oh and what about Niki Schoenfeldt, NATURE'S LULLABY? I can't believe you forgot your fellow Barracuda! Geez.

  3. State of Reservations will be in the basket with accompany study guide on CD (which is more for the teacher - lol), and Train of Clues (the 2nd place winning story that started the whole series will be in the basket too; this one is self-published using as my printer). Thanks for listing this - E ;)

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of the Junior Geography Detective Squad, 50-state, mystery, trivia series

    Where will the adventure take you next?

  4. Just popping around to your blog. It was so nice to meet you today. It's nice to have a writing buddy in W-S. When you follow the link to my blog, the one you'll want is Lotus Rising. The others are private.