See you at NCTE 2014!

It is that time of the year — in a week we are heading off to NCTE in National Harbor, MD. We hope you will stop by booth #215 to check out our crop of new books, find out about upcoming titles, and meet our authors in person. If you are on Twitter, take a photo of yourself in our booth and Tweet it to @stenhousepub for a chance to win a free book for you and a friend!

We will be offering a 25% conference discount and you can take home one of our lovely Stenhouse tote bags as well! Print this handy guide to see when Stenhouse authors are presenting at the conference and when they will be signing at the booth (see signing schedule below).

See you soon!


Noon: Lee Ann Spillane
1 p.m.: Melissa Stewart
2 p.m.: Anne Goudvis and Stephanie Harvey


9:30 a.m.: Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty
10:30 a.m.: Georgia Heard
Noon: Janet Allen
3 p.m.: Kelly Gallagher
4 p.m.: Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean


9 a.m.: Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
10:30 a.m.: Dorothy Barnhouse

Add comment November 13th, 2014

See you at IRA!

We are packing our bags and heading to IRA in a few days and we hope to see you there! We will be selling our books at a 25% discount at booth #2423. Stop by to pick up a limited edition Stenhouse tote bag and to meet our authors who will be signing books.

12:30 p.m.: Debbie Diller
2:15 p.m.: Julie Ramsay
3 p.m.: Steven Layne
4:30 p.m.: Sue Kempton

12:30 p.m.: Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, The 2 Sisters

10 a.m.: Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli
Noon: Debbie Diller

For a full schedule of Stenhouse signings and author presentations, download this guide.

Add comment May 1st, 2014

Memories of San Antonio

Thanks to all of you who came to our booth during last week’s IRA conference. It is always a pleasure to meet our readers and customers.

Here are a few snapshots from the Stenhouse booth.

The Stenhouse booth, ready for the show!

The Stenhouse booth, ready for the show!


Cris Tovani stopped by to sign some books


Debbie Diller is always happy to talk with teachers.


And so is Debbie Miller!


Jeff Anderson looks like he is having a more serious discussion.


Julie Ramsay talks about her book with a customer.


Stenhouse editor Holly Holland (left) with author Mary Shorey.


Lee Ann Spillane (right) showed off her new Read & Watch Book, Reading Amplified.


Hot off the press! Steve Layne’s new book Life’s Literacy Lessons made it to IRA just in time!


Lee Ann Tysseling was on hand to talk about her book, Word Travelers.

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A chance meeting

Julie D. Ramsay, author of “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing” was at a dinner during the Arkansas Reading Association’s conference and enjoyed a lively conversation with someone she has never met. That someone turned out to be another Stenhouse author, Steve Layne (Igniting a Passion for Reading). “It’s always nice to meet another member if the Stenhouse family,” Julie wrote, and shared this picture with us of the meeting:

Add comment November 28th, 2012

What happens in Vegas…

…Does not stay in Vegas. So we are happy to share these photos from this year’s NCTE in Las Vegas. We hope you had a chance to stop by our booth.

Cris Tovani was happy to chat with teachers and sign copies of her new book, So What Do They Really Know?

Debbie Miller signed copies of her book Teaching with Intention while showing off a galley copy of her upcoming book, the second edition of Reading with Meaning.

Patrick Allen and Ann Marie Corgill shared a signing table.

So did Mark Overmeyer (left) and Jeff Anderson.

Kelly Gallagher, surrounded by his books

Kassia Omohundro Wedekind (Math Exchanges) signed her book with her colleagues Katie Keier (left) and Pat Johnson (right), authors of Catching Readers Before They Fall.

Stephanie Harvey (left) and Anne Goudvis talking to teachers

Kimberly Hill Campbell (left) and Kristi Latimer signed together for the first time. They are the authors of Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay.

Tammy Mulligan (left) and Clare Landrigan are brand new Stenhouse authors. Their book Assessment in Perspective is expected in early spring.

Add comment November 20th, 2012

Reporting from AMLE

Judging from the pictures Chandra sent back to the office over the weekend, AMLE was a successful and busy conference. It started out like this:

And ended up like this:

The days went like this:

Stenhouse authors Julie Ramsay and Rick Wormeli sign their books

And like this:

A busy Stenhouse booth

And the evenings were spent like this:

Dinner with the authors (from the left): Matthew Broda, Stenhouse permissions guru Jill Cooley, conference geek Chandra Lowe, editor Holly Holland, and author Herb Broda. In the front is author Julie D. Ramsay.

Add comment November 13th, 2012

See you at the booth!

Chandra, our self-described conference geek and organizer extraordinaire, packed her bags and is ready to go! We always miss Chandra in November when she takes off for her month-long conference circuit including AMLE in Portland, OR, NCTE in Las Vegas, and a regional NCTM conference in Chicago.

We hope that you will come and see us at one of these conferences!

Information about AMLE (Nov. 8-10)

Come to booth #831 to browse our new books, receive 20% off all titles, and pick up your free Why We Teach poster. Here is the lineup of authors signing at the booth:

Rick Wormeli (Fair Isn’t Always Equal, Differentiation, Metaphors & Analogies)
Friday, 9-10 a.m.

Julie Ramsay (“Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”)
Friday 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Erik Palmer (Well-Spoken and Digitally Speaking)
Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Herb Broda (Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning and Moving the Classroom Outdoors)
Friday, 2-3 p.m.

A must-see at AMLE: Stenhouse editor Holly Holland and author Erik Palmer with be hosting an exhibitor session — #2344 — Friday, Nov. 9, from 2-3:15 p.m. They will be talking about our new line of Read & Watch books.

Download a full list of Stenhouse authors presenting at AMLE.

Information about NCTE (Nov. 15-18)

You will find us at booth #721, where you can see a demonstration of our Read & Watch books, receive a 20% discount on all of our books and videos, and pick up your free Why We Teach poster. Many of our authors will be presenting at NCTE and many of them will also be at our booth to sign their books:

Friday’s Signing Schedule:

Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Terry Campbell, 1-2 p.m.
Michelann Parr, 1-2 p.m.
Debbie Miller, 2-3 p.m.
Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, 3-4 p.m.
Jeff Anderson, 4-5 p.m.
Ann Marie Corgill, 4-5 p.m.
Mark Overmeyer, 4-5 p.m.
Patrick Allen, 4-5 p.m.

Saturday’s Signing Schedule:

Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough, 10-11 a.m.
Cris Tovani, 10-11 a.m.
Kate Messner, 11-Noon
Debbie Miller, 12:30-1 p.m.
Tim Gillespie, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Kelly Gallagher, 1-2 p.m.
Terry Thompson, 3-4 p.m.

 Sunday’s Signing Schedule:

Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pat Johnson and Katie Keier, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Kassia Omohundro Wedekind, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Information about NCTM (Nov. 28-30)

You will find us at booth #419, along with our full and expanding line of math books. Stop by to receive a 20% discount on all of our titles and enter to win a $100 gift certificate!

3 comments November 6th, 2012

Tweets of wisdom from IRA

As we were getting ready for IRA a few weeks ago, we asked a couple of volunteers to Tweet from Stenhouse author sessions during the conference. We thought we’d share a few of those Tweets with you. You can read all of them on the Twitter site by following this link.

From Kelly Gallagher's session

Another quote from Kelly's session

From Steph Harvey and Anne Goudvis

From Janet Allen

A quote from Kate Messner

Two gems from the Sisters' session

Add comment May 14th, 2012

All wrapped up

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Stenhouse. While our office in Portland was mostly quiet, our exhibit booths in Philadelphia and Chicago were buzzing with activity. We always love to get out and meet our readers, customers, and authors. Here are a few snapshots from our booths at NCTM and IRA.

Author Kassia Omohundro Wedekind (right) talks to teachers as she signs her book Math Exchanges at NCTM.

Steph Harvey (left) and Anne Goudvis (Strategies That Work) chat with fans at IRA.

Tony Stead (center) sits with Stenhouse editor Philippa Stratton (right) as he talks to a teacher and signs his books.

Debbie Diller (center) signs her books at booth at IRA.

Steven Layne (Igniting a Passion for Reading) stopped by our booth after delivering a rousing keynote speech.

Add comment May 4th, 2012

See you at IRA 2012 in Chicago!

We are all packing up and heading out to Chicago in a few days for this year’s IRA conference. We hope to see you at booth #1640, where we will be offering a 20% conference discount and a chance to pick up our free “Why We Write” poster.

Below is a list of Stenhouse author sessions and signings. If you can’t make it to all of them, be sure to follow #stenira on Twitter, where attendees will be live-Tweeting these sessions.

IRA Sessions & Signings


Author of More Tools for Teaching Content Literacy, Inside Words, and more

Session: “What Should Be Common in the Common Core State Standards?” Wednesday, 1:00-2:00

Signing: Tuesday, 12:00-1:00


Author of Caught in the Middle, Whatever Happened to Language Arts?, and more

Session: “Celebrating the Arts in the Reading Classroom,” Tuesday, 3:00-4:15

Signing: Wed 11:00-12:00


Authors of The Daily Five and The CAFE Book

Session: Teaching Edge: “The Daily 5: Fostering Independent and Enthusiastic Readers,” Wednesday, 1:00-2:30

Signing: Wednesday, 2:45-3:30


Author of Literacy Work Stations, Spaces & Places, and more

Session: “Use What You’ve Got: Creating Literacy Work Stations That Meet the Needs of All Readers with Rigor and Relevance,” Wednesday, 9:00-10:00

Signing: Tuesday 3:00-4:00


Author of What Every Middle School Teacher Needs to Know About Reading Tests and more

Session: “Making Comprehension Count—in Reading Classrooms and on Tests,” Monday, 4:45-5:45

Signing: Tuesday, 9:00-10:00


Author of Write Like This, Readicide, and more

Session: Teaching Edge: “Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts,” Tuesday, 1:00-2:30

Session: “Beyond the Common Core: Pathways to Lifelong Literacy,” Wednesday, 9:00-11:45 (with Cris Tovani)

Signing: Wednesday, 12:00-1:00


Authors of Strategies That Work, Reading the World, and more

Session: “Comprehension Intervention: Targeted Small Group Instruction for Active Reading and Thinking,” Tuesday, 3:00-4:00

Signing: Tuesday, 2:00-2:30


Author of Opening Minds, Choice Words, and more

Session: IRA Literacy Research Panel: “Big Ideas, Literacy Needs, and National Priorities,” Monday, 10:30-11:45

Session: Research into Practice: “Engaging Books, Engaging Talk, and Engaged Readers: The How and the Why,” Wednesday, 9:00-10:30

Signing: Monday, 12:00-1:00


Author of Igniting a Passion for Reading

Tuesday General Session Keynote Speaker

Session: “Readin’, Writin’, and ‘rithmetic Revisited Through the Common Core Standards,” Monday, 11:00-1:45

Session: “Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers,” Wednesday, 9:00-10:00

Signing: Wed 10:00-11:00


Author of Real Revision

Ssn: “Collaborating to Engage Readers: Learn How Librarian and Teacher Partnerships Can Increase Reading…,” Monday, 4:45-5:45

Signing: Tuesday, 10:00-11:00


Author of How Can I Support You?, What Student Writing Teaches Us, and more

Session: “Writing to Meet the Language Arts Common Core State Standards,” Monday, 3:00-5:45

Signing: Monday, 11:00-12:00


Author of Good Books Matter

Session: Research Poster Session: “The Teaching of Writing in Canadian Middle Years Classrooms,” Monday, 12:30-2:00

Signing: Wed 10:30-11:00


Author of Good Choice, Reality Checks, and more

Session: “Strategies for Success in Reading and Writing Nonfiction,” Wednesday, 9:00-11:45

Signing: Monday, 1:30-2:30


Author of So What Do They Really Know?, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, and more

Session: “Beyond the Common Core: Pathways to Lifelong Literacy,” Wednesday, 9:00-11:45 (with Kelly Gallagher)

Signing: Wednesday, 12:00-1:00

Add comment April 27th, 2012

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