April 9
TLA, panel moderator
It Can’t Be Science! It’s Fiction!
April 9
TLA Presentation at ABC-Clio
April 10
Rourke signing
May 11
IRA Poetry panel 11:00-1:00
June 26-July 1
Shirley’s book for librarians is now available. She co-wrote the book with Anastasia Suen. Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans, K-5, ABC-Clio.
The links found in the Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans, K-5 book are at the Teaching STEM blog.There is a page for each STEM topic. If you find a link that doesn't work, please let us know.
Shirley is a poet now! She wrote five science poems and edited science content in The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.
She wrote eight books for grades K-3 for the Rourke series, Seasons of the Biomes. She also wrote Cells (in the series The Science of Life) with ABDO.

Shirley participated in the 2013 Librarians’ Choices Book Review Committee.
Shirley's on Twitter! Follow her at @slduke.
View the archives for SimplyScience, a blog about books and science for elementary and middle school science ideas.
Big Thought Inservice Training, Dallas ISD
NM SCBWI presentation
Educational First Steps, Dallas ZooGrand
Prairie Libraries, Grand Prairie
Lochwood Branch Library, Dallas
ALA Nonfiction Book Blast
Take 190 West Book Festival
TLA Annual Conference

Shirley is available for library visits and presentations. She has a variety of programs to suit different elementary aged groups. She's spoken at professional conferences, book festivals, schools, and community groups. Contact her via e-mail at shirley@shirleysmithduke.com for more information.
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