The In a Box series pairs complementary fiction, Nonfiction, and activities, offering young readers different ways to connect to their favorite high-interest topics.
Each In a Box will contain a photo-driven Nonfiction title, an illustrated fiction title, an activity book with stickers, a fan deck of fascinating questions and answers, a poster, and a parent's guide. All of these formats work together in a fun, interactive, kid-friendly way to build a foundation of knowledge for readers ages five through eight.
Pairing complementary fiction and Nonfiction reading is encouraged by the new Common Core State Standards, as it reinforces information and themes from the reading. The box sets will be equal parts fun and educational.
Gina Shawhas been an editor of children's books for the past forty years. She has edited novelty books, picture books, easy readers, early chapter books, and middle-grade chapter books. Throughout her career, she has also written both fiction and Nonfiction novelty books, easy readers, and early chapter books. She was the Editorial Director of Scholastic's Book Club Original Publishing from 2000-2008. She and her staff created more than 150 books a year for children. Gina has been teaching a children's book writing course at Hofstra University for the past five years. She is now freelance writing and editing and loves the diversity of her projects.