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PD Webinar

Women and Science in Children’s Literature  

Join our panelists  Annette Whipple, Jennifer Swanson, and Carolyn Bennett Fraiser.  

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Watch On-Demand


In this roundtable discussion, Annette Whipple, Jennifer Swanson, and Carolyn Bennett Fraiser share their experiences as Reycraft Books authors of science and STEM trade books. They will discuss how science can support literacy and offer ways to embed science into classroom and library selections.

This webinar will cover:

  • Integration of science into early literacy instruction
  • Effects of literature selections beyond classrooms and libraries
  • How science topics spark curiosity in early learners


60 minutes

About Our Panelists

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Annette Whipple

Annette Whipple loves to learn about the world around her through hands-on research. That’s how she met Quincy, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. When she’s not reading or writing, you might find her snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies with her family in Pennsylvania.

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Jennifer Swanson

Jennifer Swanson is the award-winning author of over 45 books for children. She is also a teacher, podcast host, and STEM/STEAM advocate. When not writing, Jennifer likes to walk on the beach with her husband and her dogs. Her goal is to help people notice the science all around them! 

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Carolyn Bennett Fraiser

Carolyn Bennett Fraiser grew up just south of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and was fascinated with the moon. A former journalist, she loves to write about nature and hidden stories buried in history. She currently lives in Brevard, NC, where she stumbled across a local moon tree and knew it was a story that begged to be told. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing the piano or photographing one of the region's many waterfalls.