Hello Wonderful Title I Educators!
Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr here—author/illustrator, husband/wife creators of picture books and illustrated middle grade novels.
We spent the 2022-2023 school year traveling the country in our tiny home school bus, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states on the Busload of Books Tour.
We wish we could have visited your school in person, and perhaps we will someday, but for now we’re offering the next-best thing—FREE ACCESS (for Title I educators) to videos of our Tour presentations, drawing demos, and supporting educational materials for all elementary ages.
The presentations are funny, high-energy, and supported by more than 100 illustrations, photos, and animations. We hope they might bring a bit of fun, laughter, and creative spark to your classrooms and community.
(or read on to learn more about our presentations)
(click HERE if you have already received your access password but have lost track of the link)
Presentation for Pre-K – 1st Grade
That Full Moon Feeling
Finding the Wonder and Telling Your Story
Supporting materials prompt students to create and share their own stories—and a drawing demo teaches them how to draw a bear!
Presentation for 2nd – 6th Grade
Bulldozers in the Fog
The Power of Creative Expression
Supporting activities challenge students to match proverbs with their meanings—and a drawing demo teaches them how to draw Dumbles the Dog!
To access this free content, fill out the form below, and confirm you work for a Title I-eligible school. Once you submit the form, you’ll receive an email with a password and a URL that will lead you to the content!