October 20, 2018 I will be one of six authors at the Fall Into Reading with Picture Books at Barnes and Noble, Salem NH, 1-3 PM
October 17, 2018 I'll be taking part in the Winchester, MA Authorfest
October 6, 2018 11 AM - 3 PM at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH there will be an Author Festival in addition to the NH Fall Festival there.
Admission to the book event at TYCO Visitors Center Lecture Hall will be free.
May 11, 2018 Pajama Party for sharing bedtime books at Blue Bunny Books with treats and readings from
Alison Goldberg, Anna Staniszewski, and myself! Check back for more details.
March 23, 2018 11:30 AM I'll be doing a story hour with authors Jane Sutton and Ellen Mayer at Belmont Books.
March 17, 2018 12-4 PM Author Festival at the Barnes and Noble, Framingham, MA
March 8, 2018 Full day visit to Barka Elementary School, Derry, NH
November 18, 2017 2pm at the Barnes & Noble Framingham, Mass for the Burr Elementary Book Fair
November 11, 2017 12-4 pm. Author Festival at the Barnes & Noble Framingham, Mass
November 5, 2017 The 25th CT Children's Book Fair at UConn in Storrs, CT
November 4, 2017 NerdcampLI, at the James H Boyd Intermediate School, Huntington, NY. Book signing for the public at 2:30 PM.
September 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Launch party for YOU KNOW WHAT?
When parents separate parenting becomes even more of a challenge than it already was. Successful co-parenting requires good communication, flexibility, responsibility, respect, and accountability. On top of all these skills that take time to develop, there are also many situations that arise that can be difficult to resolve. Who gets to make the major parenting decisions? How are punishments handled? What's the best residential schedule for both parents and their children? These can be difficult questions to answer. Luckily, there are resources available to help recently divorced parents work through the challenges of co-parenting. Carol's book, Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?: A Story of Divorce has recently been included as invaluable resource for co-parents.
Before I Sleep: I Say Thank You Wins Awards
Before I Sleep: I say Thank You, Pauline Books and Media, 2015 went into its third printing. It received 3rd place for the Catholic Press Association's Book Awards 2016, and was a finalist for ACP's Excellence in Publishing Awards 2016.
Carol Gordon Ekster
Author and Educator
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Massachusetts Law Firm Includes Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?: A Story of Divorce in its Resources
I am a retired fourth grade teacher with 35 years experience. I have my Masters’ degree in reading and language, and have been a published author since 2008. I do an interactive presentation for one classroom or an assembly, talking about writing and tips for improving a student’s writing, the writing process, revision, being an author, etc., including many points I know are important for elementary students to hear. Writing, reading, and language standards will be touched on during this program.
Grades 3-5: 60 minutes, with time for Q and A.
Grades K-2: 30-45 minutes, with time for Q and A.
Whole day, within 50 miles of Andover, MA: $750.00 with a small negotiable fee to go back into individual classrooms to work on their writing with them on a different day.
For schools more than 50 miles from Andover, MA a moderate flat fee (to be discussed) will be added for mileage, meals, and lodging if needed.
A basic school visit includes three presentations per day and a book signing.
Skype visits are also available if an in-person visit is not possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss author visits further.
Carol is also available to present the workshop - "Using Picture Books to Enhance Curriculum for Elementary Students," at faculty meetings, workshops, or conferences.
You Know What? was a finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards 2018 in the Northeast Region.
You Know What?
There will be Korean, Chinese and Arabic versions of YOU KNOW WHAT?
You Know What? received a literary award: CLEL (Colorodo Library Early Literacy) Bell Picture Book Awards Nominee for Talk (2018)
Children's Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the children's picture book, Ruth the Sleuth, written by Carol Gordon Ekster and illustrated by, Kimberly Soderberg has been selected to receive the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children's Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.