Thursday, November 19, 2020

How wonderful that a big winter hat couldn't hide her SMILE over my book! THANK YOU, dear teacher, who shared this!


Tuesday, October 27, 2020



Thank You to the school that kindly let me share this peek at some of its students sharing my visit VIRTUALLY! 

Sure a Virtual Visit isn't the same as being there in person but it's still TOGETHER TIME. Children have a chance to know me and hear some of the real adventure stories behind my books. And enjoy SCIENCE MAGIC with me! I certainly love every chance to share SCIENCE MAGIC. Plus, I have a chance to hear the children's questions--even better their ideas and WHAT IFs? Those inspire me to imagine new books.

Virtual is still time together. 

Time to build a connection so reading my books are more chances for us to share--virtually. And time for me to be with the readers I'm writing for.

So, for now, Virtual is Vital!

Thursday, October 15, 2020



Here I am ready to go! It's almost time to start the action sharing Science Magic and my books with Librarians in Texas--hosted by Permabound and Lerner Publishing.

Of course, I shared a lot of Behind-My-Books Stories too!

And this is my chance to say "THANK YOU, Librarians, for making reading wonderful experiences for children!"

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


ARE YOU A Markle's Book Explorer?
If not, WHY NOT!?

This is year 4 for Markle's Book Explorers for school teachers and librarians.

You'll be joining LOTS of teachers and LOTS of librarians in 35 states who are already enjoying MONTHLY FREEBIES:

Every month, August through May, members receive a personal email from me along with FREE, ready-to-go STEAM activities.
There are also opportunities to win autographed books and other goodies.

Plus, MBE members are welcome to send me questions from students. I ALWAYS ANSWER!

So, if you're not already a  
Markle's Book Explorer, DON'T MISS OUT ANY LONGER
Sign up now!

Use my Blog's comment feature to leave your name, School Name and Address, and email address.

Or email and share that info. 
Then you'll be READY FOR FUN!? 
And MORE!!!

You'll LOVE IT!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020


What's a SANDRA MARKLE Virtual Visit like?

WHEN we share a Virtual Visit, I first send "BEFORE SANDRA MARKLE VISITS" materials. This is a great way to introduce children to my books and to me. 

During my Virtual Visit, I share "Behind-my-Book" stories.

 These include my three trips to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation and my adventures camping out with Adelie penguins.

I also share SCIENCE MAGIC. 

I not only taught science for many years, I was also  Ms. Whiz on TV in Atlanta, Georgia for a number of years. Children love the SCIENCE MAGIC so much they don't realize they're discovering solid, STEM-based science concepts. 

I pause twice to answer questions from the children. 

And I share a peek inside 

I receive lots of positive feedback on that from children and teachers. It's a peek at all of my 200+ published books plus special surprises I've tucked inside for kids to discover, such as a 10,0000 year old woolly mammoth hair.

I prove VIRTUAL VISITS can pack a lot of WOW!

A few reviews:

That was so wonderful! The kids had amazing things to say after and I even got a few hugs for having you "visit". Jamie Cyrus, Media Specialist, George C Simkins, Jr Elementary, Greensboro, NC

Thank you so much for spending time with us today!  Your talk was by far the best author interaction I've ever participated in!  This group- second grade- was the youngest I've ever had participate in an author event.  Your talk was just wonderful.  As the kids left the library, many of them asked when we would get to do it again.  They also asked and asked if I would be sure to have your new book at our next book fair.  :) Melissa LeMay, Media Specialist, Southside Elementary School, Cabot, AR

Thank you so much for making it fun for my students.Thank you so much for the fun, informative author visit! Teachers and students have come up to be so excited about the wealth of knowledge you shared and how smoothly you run your presentation. I even had one of our Kindergarten teachers do the water glass experiment when they returned to their class! Thanks again and hope to work with you in the future!! Debbie Gilmore, Librarian, Bloom Elementary, Louisville, KY 

Our Rockbrook ES 1st graders had an absolute blast today Skyping with amazing author SANDRA MARKLE! They were so engaged and hung on to every word! Thank you for making this possible!  Rockbrook Elementary, Lewisville, TX

Thank you! Yesterday went swimmingly, and the science magic time was a pleasant surprise. I had many students and teachers compliment your pacing and presentation. We are thankful for the opportunity to have met you! Nolan Elementary, Signal Mountain, TN

Thanks so much! the kids give you 5/5 stars! Rowan Elementary, Cranberry Township, PA

Thank you so much! For most of the students, it was their first time talking with an author. One 1st grader said "She's like a real-life superhero!" I agree! Laurel Springs School, Laurel Springs, NJ

That was AMAZING! Thank you so much!!!! Roosevelt Alexander Elementary, Katy, TX

My students loved it and are so excited about their new books. Bonnie Yurkanin, Library Media Specialist, Claymont Elementary School, Claymont, DE 

Thank you so much! We are giving each of the students the book, What if you Had T Rex Teeth? and the students are very excited to read more of your books.  Thank you so much for your time and opening up your home to us. Scott Decker, 2nd Grade River Woods Elementary, Des Moines, IA

Such an amazing Skype with Sandra Markle at Liberal Elementary! Never have I seen a group of 150+ kids sit and listen so intently to an author. She kept them engaged the entire time, highly recommended!!!! Justin Johnson, Liberal R-II, Liberal, MO

Saturday, February 8, 2020


So many smiles--plus OOOH! and AAAAH! for science and reading during my recent school visits. First, I flew to Charleston, SC.

For time with groups in school libraries and BIG groups in auditoriums.

In Cincinatti, OH I was welcomed to the colony of readers (and penguin fans).

We did our T.rex ROAR!!!! for class pics.

And I was honored with a WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL FEET!? cake. VERY TASTY FEET, indeed!

There was even time to read together.

NEXT.....Off to Raleigh, NC to share more smiles and OOOOOHs! and AAAAAAHs! for science and reading. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


I'm packing! Getting all ready! 

It won't be long before I head out for lots of fun school visits.
Here's where you'll see me.

Charleston, SC. January 27, 28, 29
Cincinnati, OH February 3, 4, 5, 6
Raleigh, NC February 10, 11, 12
Longview, TX February 20, 21
Atlanta, GA February 24, 25, 26
Bensenville, IL March 26, 27
Rosenberg, TX April 2, 3
Union Spring, NY April 30, May 1, 2