Roxie Munro




Out in October from Schiffer Kids: ABCity

A lively alphabet book with a maze and seek-n-find game. A city with some tricks.... ;-))

Includes a big detachable poster with the entire ABCity on one side & a B&W color-in ABCity on the other. To preorder: ABCity!!

Favorite quote, E.B. White quoting Thoreau: "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

Childhood wonder: Children are much more interested in the hows & whys of the world than adults (via MIT Press). Click: WHY?

"Rodent Rascals" made the 2022-23 PA Young Readers Choice List for Grades 3-6. Thank you, Pennsylvania!    Click Rodents!


The 25 most iconic book covers in history. Click Book Jackets


Opening May 5 though August 6: All original art from DIVE IN and ANTEATERS, BATS & BOAS will be exhibited at the Lighthouse Artcenter Gallery & School of Art in Tequesta, Fl. Go to: https://lighthousearts.org/

This Thursday, March 24, 6 to 7 EDT, I am interviewing New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly at the Arts Students League in NYC. Here's the info: CONVERSATION (it will also be streamed on YouTube LIVE).

Why grammar purity is one big Ponzi scheme. Click LIT HUB


I was honored to contribute a short video story about hope to this KidLit TV campaign - please consider contributing to Save The Children for Ukraine. See SLJ piece on it You can still donate! Save The Children


Why we need FLIES to exist... Yes!  Click FLIES!

Did a piece recently on the "Gamification" of children's nonfiction books. A cool way to give children engaging content. See NF FEST

Studio share available starting in July. My studiomate of the last few years is leaving NY. Private space in artist building, high ceilings, north light windows. Long Island City next to Silvercup Movie Studios. Best for illustrator, writer, designer, cartoonist. Info: RXstudio

Free activities for kids

Teachers, librarians, homeschooling parents: Holiday House has created a series of free Activity Guides & Lesson Plans for my books. To view or download, click on what you are interested in...

Activities for all 5 HH Roxie books, click ALL FIVE!


For 4-page DIVE IN Lesson Plan, click DIVE IN


For Rodent Rascals: 2-pg HH Lesson Plan, click RASCALS          

For SLJ's "Classroom Bookshelf" Lesson Plan, click RODENTS

For 3-pg Masterpiece Mix Lesson Plan, click ART


For a 4-pg Activity for Market Maze, click APPLES


Learn how to draw a Toucan in this     KidLit TV "Ready Set Draw!" short How-to video: click TOUCAN


Free Rainforest coloring sheets. Here are a couple, but go to RAINFOREST to see & download all six.

Rainforest layers.pdf

My online & in person school & library visits: New Rainforest program, plus Coral Reefs, Rodent Rascals, Dinosaurs, Mazes, Masterpiece Mix, Nature Program, How to Create a Nonfiction Picture Book, more...Here's the menu: RX School Visits

My blog focuses on children's books & publishing (copyright issues, nonfiction gamification, making apps, informational vs nonfiction children's books, COPPA, conferences, more). Click here: RX BLOG

My YouTube Channel has more than three dozen videos on publishing, how-tos, kid reviews, book trailers, apps, interviews (at conferences, libraries, schools), KidLitTV Read Alouds & Storymakers: RX YouTube

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