WOW! It's Babs! Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz, Ms.Ed. is the bestselling author of 100+ books and 350+ poems for children and has contributed to and edited many elementary textbooks. Her newest HarperCollins picture book is Sputter, Sputter, Sput! for ages 2-5. Among her various op pieces appearing in major newspapers are "To change a child's life, speak 5 words" (Atlanta Journal Constitution, Feb. 25, 2005) and "Peace be unto you, cellphone lout" (Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 9, 2008). Babs taught early childhood, elementary, and special education at all levels, served school districts in Indiana and Michigan as director of special education, and taught graduate and undergraduate education courses at Eastern Michigan and Cleveland State Universities. She is founder of Booking the Future: Reader to Reader™, a community-involvement literacy program that, in its first year, placed books in the hands and homes of more than 16,000 four, five, and six year olds, and Pee WeePoetry™ a language-development program for children aged two through nine. Babs is a frequent speaker at national, regional, and state conferences for teachers, parent seminars, and school assemblies. Married with two grown children, Babs lives with her husband in Atlanta. Babs can be reached at www.ilikeme.com.
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