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Hi!

Welcome to my website. My name is Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt and I write children's books. I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I always pretend I'm writing for them.

Do you like writing? And reading? Me, too! In fact, one of my favorite places to be is in a library...or bookstore...or on my couch, with a cup of tea in one hand and a great book in the other. I love funny picture books. And middle-grade novels. And mysteries, biographies, and science fiction. What are your favorites?

I hope you enjoy visiting my website. And I hope you'll read my books and let me know what you think of them. Email me if you want to talk about my books or have me visit your school!


 
Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself
Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself
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Make Your Own Rain Stick

Make Your Own Maya Flash Cards
The Maya used a counting system that was based on the number 20 -- perhaps because they had 10 fingers and 10 toes. But what's so amazing is that using just three symbols, the Maya could write down whatever number they wanted -- even into the millions. Cool!

You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-10: 0811854604 * ISBN-13: 978-0811854603
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18,000+ copies sold. Hardcopy available in
English, French, and Hebrew from Chronicle Books.
Softcopy and audio CD available via Scholastic.

LOOK INSIDE!

**Two First-Prize Wins! Children's Books, Fiction
Delaware Press Association, 2008 Communications Contest
National Federation of Press Women, 2008 Communications Contest

Hi, Teachers! I'd love to come share my story with your students! Click here to see
how a second and third grade classroom used Tooth for writing and summarization exercises!

When's the best time to schedule author visits about the tooth fairy? Throughout the school year, of course! But keep in mind that February is National Children's Dental Health Month! And August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day!

SAMPLE REVIEWS

"Bell-Rehwoldt's spunky spitfire of a redheaded tooth fairy defies historical conceptions. ... Having been stripped of her dainty, gentle, winged ways, this may not be the tooth fairy for every child. However, others will surely vigorously embrace her with gusto."
Kirkus Reviews

"If I could think up a great tooth-oriented cliché to describe just how much fun this book is, I'd do it. But suffice it to say, it will make you and your kids smile."
Marie Jones, Bookideas.com

 

Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself

 

 

 

 


 

 

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-10: 0977129411 * ISBN-13: 978-0977129416

Hi, Teachers! I'd love to come share information about WWII with your students!

My Teacher's Guide
Info from My Publisher, Nomad Press!


SAMPLE REVIEWS


"Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself is an interactive approach to history that children (and adults) will enjoy. The service, sacrifice, and struggles of World War II are explained and explored with each creative project. This book provides a wonderful way to ‘do’ history together."

—Jay P. Tennies, Director, Eldred World War II Museum and Learning Center

"You get a feel for what it would have been like during the war… this is a great source."
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

"Makes history come alive right at your kitchen table or at your child's desk! A Particular treat for young history buffs, homeschoolers, or teachers looking for a WWII resource full of innovative, hands-on ideas."
—Paula Spencer, Woman's Day Magazine's "Momfidence!" columnist and Parenting Magazine contributing editor

 

Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-10: 0977129462 * ISBN-13: 978-0977129461

Two First-Prize Wins! Children's Books, Non-Fiction
Delaware Press Association 2008 Communications Contest
National Federation of Press Women, 2008 Communications Contest

Hi, Teachers! I'd love to come share information about the Maya with your students!

My Teacher's Guide
Info From My Publisher, Nomad Press!


SAMPLE REVIEWS

"Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt, skillfully lends historical facts with detailed instructions for relicating the mask, hieroglyphs, calendars, and musical instruments fashioned by the ancient Maya."
—Calliope Magazine

"This would be a great addition to a unit on Central American history for upper elementary, middle school and junior high students."
—Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?

tooth fairy cover

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-10: 0811854604 * ISBN-13: 978-0811854603
Chronicle Books

**Two First-Prize Wins! Children's Books, Fiction
Delaware Press Association, 2008 Communications Contest
National Federation of Press Women, 2008 Communications Contest

You think it's easy being the Tooth Fairy? Think again -- of stormy nights, dangerous pets, pearly whites hidden in pajama pockets or wrapped in dirty tissues, to say nothing of all those thousands of teeth falling out all over the world every single day. The Tooth Fairy's nights are long and hard. But she's up for it. She never misses a tooth. How does she do it? For the first time ever, she reveals everything right here!

Click here to see a video I made for Tooth!
Click here to hear a blog radio interview I did for Book Bites for Kids.

Great World War II Projects You Can Build Yourself
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-10: 0977129411 * ISBN-13: 978-0977129416

Nomad Press

If you're a history buff, or just curious about life around the world and in America during World War II, this activity book is for you. You'll learn lots about war-time technology and weapons, but you'll also come to understand how tough Americans were -- on the battle front and back home. Talk about teamwork and sacrifice! Step back in time as you make your own Papier-mâché Bank, Tabletop Victory Garden, Victory Pin, Silly Putty Animation Flip Book, Footprint Mold, Peace Wish Wheel Mobile, Code Grill, Signal Light, Ration Kit, Soldier Care Package, Secret Message Deck and Recruitment Poster!

Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourself
maya

By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-13: 9780977129461

Nomad Press

Two First-Prize Wins! Children's Books, Non-Fiction
Delaware Press Association 2008 Communications Contest
National Federation of Press Women, 2008 Communications Contest

Did you know the ancient Maya were really smart? Yup! This activity book shows you that the Maya were the FIRST people on earth to use the zero in mathematical equations, that they could chart the planets and stars with just their eyes, and build towering pyramids without the help of metal tools, pack animals or wheeled carts! I've also included lots of juicy details on their human sacrifices, war raids, and strict class system. Slaves were painted black and white! Learn it all as you make a Ceremonial Death Mask, Cornhusk Hat, Soap Glyph Carving, War Banner, Ruin Map of the Maya Homeland, Pyramid Model, Maya Counting Flash Cards and much more!

The Kids' Guide to Building Cool Stuff
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-13: 9781429622769
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 • Interest Level: Grades 3-9
Capstone Books

This fun book, designed for reluctant readers, is just the ticket to get the synapses firing. Included are 11 fun projects that can be built with household materials. Just a few: a vinegar launcher, balloon rocket, bubbling volcano, and hovercraft. Easy-to-follow directions accompanied by lots of photos.

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The Kids' Guide to Classic Games
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-13: 99781429622738
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 • Interest Level: Grades 3-9
Capstone Books

This fun book, designed for reluctant readers, is just the ticket to get kids active. Included are 14 fun games that can be played indoors or outside. Some of my favorites: Red Rover, Spiderweb, Sculptor, Coin Collector, and Horse.

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The Kids' Guide to Pranks, Tricks, and Practical Jokes
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-13: 9781429622752
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 • Interest Level: Grades 3-9
Capstone Books

This fun book, designed for reluctant readers, really gets the imagination flowing. Included are 18 harmless tricks, pranks, and practical jokes that any kid will love
playing on others. Samples: instructions for short-sheeting a bed, making candy "apples" (onions!), even fake poop and barf! And don't forget the cool magic tricks -- including one that makes it look like you're floating in the air!

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Speaking Secret Codes
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By Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt
ISBN-13: 9781429645690
Reading Level: Grades 3-4 • Interest Level: Grades 3-9
Capstone Press

From hospital and police codes to Cockney slang, spoken codes can be both helpful and entertaining. Learn the history behind some of today’s most useful and popular codes, and then have fun creating a language all your own.

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Wednesday
Hey, kids! My tooth fairy book has sold more than 16,000 copies! It's now available in English, French, Hebrew -- and soon in Korean! Cool!

Monday
Look at this! I made a "Hello!" video!

Friday
Look at this! I made a tooth fairy video!

Tuesday
This is cool! A teacher's guide to using my You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? book in the classroom. Check out the apple teeth activity!

Wednesday
I have a blog for my tooth fairy book. Check it out! ;-)

Friday
Click to see an adorable card a kid sent me after I visited her school. Loved it! ;-)

Friday
I love it! A 7-year-old, by the name of Samuel Peralta, has reviewed Tooth for ReaderViewKids.com. Thanks, Samuel!

Monday
Today I visited South Buffalo Charter School to do two assemblies, one for kids in grades K-4, the other for kids in grades 5-8. The kids were stellar! We had a lot of fun together. Thanks, Mrs. Noonan (the school librarian), for inviting me! I had a great time talking about the tooth fairy and what it's like being an author! Look at this photo! This little girl's tooth fell out right after she got back to her classroom!

Saturday
Look at this adorable card two little girls sent me! Thanks, kids!

Thursday
I just got back from my seventh book signing with Lord & Taylor. This generous retailer has purchased more than 1,000 tooth fairy books, which they've had me sign during special community events. That's one
reason why You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is closing in on 11,000 copies sold!!!!

Tuesday
My number one fan is my niece, Emily Candaffio, whom I suspect will also become a writer. She even recently interviewed me, along with her whole Girl Scout troop, so the gals could earn yet another Girl Scout badge. Here's a photo her mom sent me of Emily reading Tooth to some of the gang. Here's another. Thanks, Emily!

Friday
Hey, kids! I just found out that Tooth has sold more than 8,000 copies in its first six months! That means it's going back to the printer for a second printing of 6,000 more copies! Yay! The Tooth Fairy's story is getting around! I hope you've read her story by now. If you have, email me and let me know what you think the Tooth Fairy should do next!!

Tuesday
I was looking over the website of Tooth's fabulous illustrator, David Slonim, and laughed out loud. Click here to find out how one third grade teacher used You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy in class!

Sunday
I had a great time at Barnes & Noble yesterday at another reading of Tooth. Here are some photos. The kids were super! Beside reading Tooth, I taught them some "toothy" Knock-Knock jokes, a "toothy" brush/floss song, and a "toothy" game with dice and marshmallows (I think eating them was the best part! HA!). And for some reason, I did it all with a British accent. HAAAAA! Jill, who works at Barnes & Noble was super nice -- and invited me back to read You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? any time!

Monday
This past Saturday I dropped in at my new favorite children's independent book store, B Is For Books, for its grand opening. It's a wonderful place. Check it out for yourself. At first there were just a few kids there, but soon the place was mobbed! I've never seen so many kids, of all ages, get so excited about books! But owner Jane Bell says she and her hubby knew they'd come.

Look! I posed with the Wild Thing! Later I read my new picture book, You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?, to a handful of kids. It was hard work keeping their attention with all the commotion going on. Don't you just love the honesty kids have? "I have to go now," said one little boy, when he'd had enough of me. Ah, well, I suppose the Tooth Fairy will grab his attention when he loses his first tooth! Thanks to everyone who bought my book! These two teachers took home five copies! YES!!!!

 


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