Nonfiction Ninjas
 Welcome to the first newsletter of the Nonfiction Ninjas.
We are a group of nonfiction authors who first met at a writing retreat in 2018. We became fast friends and realized we have a passion for NF that we want to share with you and your students.
You have received this newsletter because you are affiliated with one or more of the authors: Michelle Medlock Adams, Lisa Amstutz, Stephanie Bearce, Nancy Churnin, Susan Kralovansky, Wendy Hinote Lanier, Christine Liu-Perkins, Pat Miller, Linda Skeers, and Peggy Thomas.
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Bird Migration 
Download this lesson plan to go with Finding a Dove for Gramps by Lisa Amstutz
Free Lesson Plan
Make a Yule Branch
Celebrate the holidays with this craft from The Queen and the First Christmas Tree by Nancy Churnin. 
Free  Activity
Acrostic Lesson
Download 2 Acrostic Lessons for Grades 1-3
by Michelle Medlock Adams, the author of
C is for Christmas
Acrostic Lesson
New Titles From the Ninjas 
Lincoln Clears a Path
by Peggy Thomas
Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln tried to make life easier for others. Then during the darkest days of the Civil War, when everyone needed hope, President Lincoln cleared a path for all Americans to a better future.
Writing & Selling Children's Books in the Christian Market
Learn industry insights from best-selling author Michelle Medlock Adams and agent and award-winning author Cyle Young. 
Plants Fight Back by Lisa Amstutz
How do you survive when danger is near and you are rooted in the ground?
You fight back! Learn how plants use defend themselves in this fun-to-read NF title. Backmatter includes a glossary and a STEM challenge activity to use at home or in the classroom.
Susan Kralovansky has two new titles for 2021. El Libro Que Jake Tomo Prestado is the bilingual edition of The Book That Jake Borrowed.  Coming in February is We Really Really Want a Dog! about a family visit to an animal shelter and how to choose the just-right pet. 
Nonfiction Fest
Are you ready to try writing nonfiction? Have you had trouble finding NF sessions in webinars and conferences? Are you an experienced nonfiction writer who wants “next level” training and support?
Then you'll want to be part of the second annual NF Fest this February, organized by the Nonfiction Chicks. Twenty-eight authors and illustrators will post on various nonfiction topics. And it's all free. You can even win prizes!
Last year’s NF Fest kicked off a leap year with 29 authors including Melissa Stewart, Candace Fleming, and Lesa Cline Ransome. There were 674 registered participants, and 1.2K members in our NF Fest Facebook group. Participants read and commented on posts and completed activities related to reading, writing, and researching.
NF Fest is like having 28 NF experts come over to your workspace for a personal visit. You'll recieve wonderful instruction, encouragement, and support, and have opportunities to read, write and research in the virtual company of hundreds of fellow writers.
Join the NF Fest Facebook group now for updates
Registration is January 15 – January 31 at
Ninja Spotlight
Michelle Medlock Adams
NY Times best-selling ghostwriter and best-selling author of more than 90 books for children and adults.
Find out how Michelle became a writer, where and how she gets ideas, and her best advice for young writers, in our first Ninja Spotlight Interview.
Reimagine a Song into a Book
with Author/Illustrator Susan Kralovansky
Celebrate the Chinese New Year!
with Christine Liu-Perkins, the author of At Home in Her Tomb
Writing Tips
For Students
        10 TIPS       
Twitter: @INwirtergirl
Instagram: @inwritergirl
Facebook: michelle.medlock.adams
Twitter: @StephanieBearce
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Susan Kralovansky
Twitter: @SusanKralovansky
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Christine Liu Perkins
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Twitter: @Pegtwrite
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Facebook: PeggyThomasWrites
Lisa Amstutz
Twitter: @LJAmstutz
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Nancy Churnin
Twitter: @nchurnin
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Facebook: Nancy Churnin Children’s Books
Twitter: @wendyhlanier
Instagram: wendy.hinote.lanier
Facebook: WendyHinoteLanier

   Linda Skeers
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WITH Nonfiction Chick

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