Friday, April 20, 2018

Teacher To Teacher

     This letter is from a middle school teacher who has used my adventures and mysteries in her classroom for the past few years.

Dear Teacher,
    My name is Sandra Stiles. I am a middle school Language Arts teacher in Bradenton, Florida. I have always had a passion for reading. That passion doesn’t always transfer to your own children. My daughter was a struggling reader. It took another teacher to introduce her to an author whose books she devoured.  
    I am here to tell you about that author who has my students reading and fighting over his books.  Max Elliot Anderson has been one of my favorite authors for several years. Not only do I love his books, but my students love them as well.  I have three classes of students who have a remedial reading class, then they come to me for Language Arts.  
     When I did my first book pass with my students I made sure to have one of Max’s books in each pile to introduce them to his books. Both boys and girls love his books. Almost all of his books are not only filled with adventure, but also mystery. 
     One of my lowest readers has made it a goal to read all of Max’s books I have on my shelves. He has read eight books so far. The really cool part is that he started talking to some of the girls in the class. Now he has them reading them, too.
     Max has two major series, “The Sam Cooper” series and “The Accidental Adventures” series.  Both of these have characters that all kids - boys and girls alike - will love. 
     I can’t say enough about his books.  I highly recommend them to classrooms everywhere.
Sandra Stiles

ELA teacher/Dept. Chair
     With summer coming, reading won't necessarily be on the minds of middle grade students. You can recommend these books with confidence. And I hope Sandra's words will encourage you to add some of my books to your library and classroom.
Find most of my books here, on Amazon.
Note! 9 more books are due to be released in the next 2 or 3 weeks.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

"At the Buzzer" is another deftly crafted gem of a MG novel." MIDWEST REVIEW

"At the Buzzer" is another deftly crafted gem of a MG novel by Max Elliot Anderson and very highly recommended for both school and community library Fiction collections.           “I'm very pleased to announce that the April 2018 issue of our online book review magazine "Children's Bookwatch" features a review of "At the Buzzer”. James A. Cox Editor-in-Chief Midwest Book Review 

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