Downloadables for Teachers, Parents, and Readers

On this page, you will find coloring pages, writing exercises, fun facts, activities & more! I hope you will be inspired to ask that magical question, "What if?" and look for the adventures all around you! Please check back often, as I will be updating this page whenever I find something fun for you!

Please contact me to inquire about scheduling author presentations for your school, library, or organization. I am currently only scheduling virtual visits (until the pandemic is over), but I have multiple options available to meet your needs and budget, from informal 15-minute Q&A sessions to multi-day in-depth writing workshops. Presentations can be presented either live via Zoom or Skype (or whatever platform you are most comfortable with), or as on-demand, pre-recorded classes. Learn more about what I have to offer on my author presentations page.

I write books where "Happily Ever After" is just a bit more than what the Brothers Grimm imagined it would look like.

... Books where the princess gets to choose her own happy ending.

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles
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Princess Cassandra would love to learn everything there is to know about frogs. But with 5,000 different species on the earth, there is always something new to learn! Click here for

Fun Facts About Frogs

Meet Veronica Bartles

Amazing things happen when you ask the magical question "What if?"

 

Download the free "How to Fracture a Fairy Tale" writing guide for a self-guided exploration of imaginitive retellings -- or enroll in my on-demand Fracturing Fairy Tales writing workshop through KidLit Creatives. You can sign up for this online workshop as an individual writer, or contact me for a code to register your whole class, grade level, or school at a special, highly-discounted rate!

text that reads KidLit Creatives: Write Now! where the K in KidLit is made up of a turquoise V stacked on top of a purple A, with a pencil as the upright for the letter

Line drawing of Princess Cassandra, playing tag with a group of frogs, and the title: How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

A writing guide for turning the familiar fairy tales, myths, and other stories we all know and love into something new and exciting.

Make your own Frog Friend out of a paper plate!

Click here for instructions.

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles - free paper plate frog instructions

Tutorial plus Q&A

Veronica Bartles & The Ivy Bookshop: Lift Every Voice Storytime event

(virtual event: 15 May 2020)

Download free coloring pages & bookmarks!

The Princess and the Frogs downloadable bookmarks to color with fun facts about frogs
The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles - free frog coloring page
Line art drawing of Princess Cassandra, playing with a group of frogs, and the title "The Princess and the Frogs"

Click here to Download free instructions for a LEGO frog that really hops!

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles - free hopping LEGO frog instructions

 

dividing line

 

Twelve Steps by Veronica Bartles
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Andi's 12-step program is based on the 12 steps of Alateen.

Alateen is a very real, very effective support group for young people who care about and worry about someone with a drinking problem. Andi bases her fictional 12-step program on this, because she feels like her life sometimes spirals out of control as she deals with her sister's addiction to perfection.

Please click here for more information about Alateen, and to find or start a support group in your area.

(*note: I am not affiliated with or endorsed by Alateen or Al-Anon. I am simply a firm believer in their mission, and an advocate for those who need the support they can provide.)

Twelve Days of TWELVE STEPS

When TWELVE STEPS came out on 25 March 2014, I posted a special promotional blog post to celebrate the release every day for the 12 days leading up to the publication day.

  • * Recipes inspired by the book
  • * Excerpts & Quotes
  • * Behind the scenes stories
  • ... including a peek at my teen diary!

 

Click here to see all of the 12 Days of TWELVE STEPS blog posts.

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