Spring 2016


Roxie Munro Studio

K.I.W.i. (Kids Interactive Walk-in) Storybooks: Playful creative ways to teach core curriculum with standards-based lessons. Giant backdrops (nine themes, printed on both sides), interactive apps (games, Q&A, puzzles, sounds, video), 2-act plays, lots of curriculum tied to CC, skits, more. New! Now all nine themes available in Jr. fold-out desktop sizes. Info: http://www.kiwistorybooks.com/index.html


Watch children's authors & illustrators DANCE!  KidLit TV created a short (2 minutes) video to support the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs John Schumacher's (aka Mr. Schu) #KidLitOnEllenShow campaign, a hashtag that hopes to bring Caldecott and Newbery winners to the Ellen Show. Click here: http://kidlit.tv/2016/01/kidlitonellenshow/

June 10-12 I'm presenting at the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference, at Iona College in New York, on social media (w/Julie Gribble of KidLit TV), interactive apps (w/Sarah Towle of Time Traveler Tours & Tales), the "gamification" of nonfiction content, more.

Info: http://www.21cnfc.com/


Contribution to the Cool Cats Newsletter about play (makes kids happier, creative).

Includes "The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders" (Psychology Today). Click here (scroll down for PT article):


There's a great Intensive 5-day Workshop on The Business of Children's Publishing by Leonard Marcus (along with many other professionals) at SVA in NYC, early May...check it out: http://www.sva.edu/continuing-education/gvn/the-business-of-children-s-book-publishing-16-cs-vnc-2683-a

Open Studio Weekend

On Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22, from 12 noon to 6 pm, I am opening my studio to the public, along with two dozen artists in my building, and hundreds in the neighborhood.

Roxie Munro Studio, #340, 43-01 21st Street, Long Island City, NY. Directions: http://www.roxiemunro.com/studio-directions.html

OCG Studios, the wonderfully creative trailer and app developer, has a cool new game app out called -GO-. They did all the KIWi Storybooks apps, as well as Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure, Roxie's Doors, and Roxie's Puzzle Adventure.


Featured app (Spring 2016): "Roxie's Puzzle Adventure" (148Apps: "Perfect puzzle app for young child as well as seasoned puzzle users"; great Horn Book Review of the Week; SLJ Top Ten Apps of 2013

My blog focuses mainly on children's books and publishing (copyright issues, the gamification of nonfiction, making apps, informational vs nonfiction children's books, conference coverage, more). Click here: https://roxiemunro.wordpress.com/​​​

Free activities for kids


Learn how to Draw an Owl: a short step-by-step video, based on the Great Horned Owl in Hatch!   Share children's drawings with KidLit TV, or send to my website.

Every school day -The Nonfiction Minute


by top children's nonfiction authors (Vicki Cobb, Doreen Rappaport, David Schwartz, Steve Jenkins, and others, including me).

Every day a different free 400-word text on a riveting topical NF subject, with audio recording by the author, and visuals.

Click here to sign up:  http://www.nonfictionminute.com/


Click on image above to download a free Poster Activity for Market Maze. For FISH and GREENMARKET

coloring sheets to download, go to


How to Make a Geometric Maze...


For step-by-step directions, click here: http://www.roxiemunro.com/make-a-geometric-maze.html


Download FREE Coloring Sheets...

Dinosaurs, Mazes (from EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures, Mazeways: A to Z, and Wild West Trail Ride Maze), and

American Deserts.

Click here: http://www.roxiemunro.com/mazes-and-coloring-pages.html 


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