Picture Books

Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Teaching the Craft of Writing: Ideas; Organization; Elaboration; and Voice
January 2005
Scholastic Teaching Resources

These four books offer teachers lessons, strategies, mini-lessons, models, and literature connections that will help teach these important craft elements all year long.

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Arrowhawk, by Lola Schaefer

Arrowhawk
January 2004
Henry Holt and Company

Written by Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska

Awards

  • 2006-2007 Young Hoosier Book Award for Picture Book
  • Recipient of the 2007 Nevada Young Reader Award for the Picture Book Category
  • 2007 Missouri's Show Me Readers Award
  • 2005 Zena Sutherland Awards for Best Text, Best Illustration and Best Overall Picture Book
  • Winner of the 2006 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award
  • 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12
  • Listed on The Best Children's Books of the Year 2005 by the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education
  • Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices 2005 from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Loose Tooth, by Lola Schaefer

Loose Tooth
January 2004
I Can Read! Book (HPC)

Written by Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Sylvie Wickstrom

Awards

  • 2007 Garden State Children’s Book Award for Easy Reader
  • A 2004 Junior Library Guild Selection
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Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Writing Lessons for the Overhead, (Grades 5+)
January 2004
Scholastic Teaching Resources

This practical book contains the lessons and models you need to help students identify and use the elements of good writing. You’ll find teaching tips, discussion questions, and classroom-tested writing samples – already on transparencies – for these key writing topics:

Focus, Vocabulary, Voice, Show, Don’t Tell, Organization, Development of Ideas, Fluency and Leads.

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Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once A Flower Bloomed, by Lola Schaefer

Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once A Flower Bloomed
October 2003
Greenwillow Books (HPC)

Written by Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Lindsay Barrett George

Awards

  • On The Texas Library Association’s 2 X 2 Reading List for 2004
  • 2004 Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts by the Children’s Literature Assembly
  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Honor
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Frederick Douglass, by Lola Schaefer

Pebble Books, Capstone Press, 1998-2003
January 2003

The Animal Kingdom – 6 titles

Fall Fun – 4 titles

Families – 10 titles

Famous Americans – Biographies – 4 titles

Famous People in Transportation – Biographies – 4 titles

First Biographies – 12 titles

Geography and Culture – 4 titles

Helpers in Our Community – 8 titles

Holidays and Celebrations – 4 titles

Honey Bees – 4 titles

Ocean Life – 8 titles

Understanding Differences – 4 titles

The Way Things Move – 6 titles

What Kind of Day Is It? – 6 titles

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Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Bridgestone Books, Capstone Press, 1998-2003
January 2003

The Transportation Library – 8 titles

The Wild World of Animals – 8 titles

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What's Up, What's Down, by Lola Schaefer

What’s Up, What’s Down?
January 2002
Greenwillow Books (HPC)

Written by Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Barbara Bash

Awards

  • Nominated for The Keystone to Reading Book Award 2003
  • One of the Best Children’s Books of the Year 2003 by the Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education
  • On The Texas Library Association 2 X 2 Reading List for 2003
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Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Ten Writing Lessons for the Overhead, (Grades 2-5)
January 2002
Scholastic Teaching Resources

Everywhere I visit, teachers are asking for more help with designing mini-lessons.I wrote this book to share the questions and pieces that I have used successfully in helping students identify focus, details, voice, fluency, and other craft elements. Scholastic took a big leap by actually providing twenty overhead transparencies inside each book.

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This is the Rain, by Lola Schaefer

This Is the Rain
January 2001
Greenwillow Books (HPC)

Written by Lola M. Schaefer
Illustrated by Jane Wattenberg

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