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Lee’s Links
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Lee Wardlaw’s StorySeer Profile
Invite an amazing author or illustrator to your school! 
StorySeer is a tech-powered platform that helps educators
create fun, inspiring author-school experiences that 
reinforce ELA/Common Core standards.

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Kid Inventors’ Day (K.I.D.)
A holiday created by Lee, celebrated annually on January 17th, to honor and encourage young brainstormers. Website includes teacher’s guides, contests, books, links and more.

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March is Paws to Read Month! and 'Paws to Read Month' were created by Lee to connect parents, educators, animal lovers, and child advocates to city, county, state, and national programs that use shelter cats or trained therapy dogs to improve the literacy skills of children. Paws to Read also provides tips, activities, and recommended reading lists to help schools and libraries celebrate Paws to Read Month every March - - and all year long!

Articles, Interviews & Videos

AUTHOR TURF: Interview with Award-Winning Author Lee Wardlaw

CRACKING THE COVER: Q & A with Lee Wardlaw

GREAT KID BOOKS: Lee Wardlaw - Interview Series with California Poets for Young People

HENRY HERZ: Interview with Children’s Book Author Lee Wardlaw

INKYGIRL: Debbie Ridpath Ohi Interviews Lee Wardlaw

KATIE DAVIS: Podcast Interview #86 - Lee Wardlaw, Award-winning Poet

KIDLIT 411: Author Spotlight: Lee Wardlaw

LITERARY GUMBO: Fred Klein Interviews Lee Wardlaw (YouTube video)

NO WATER RIVER: Lee Wardlaw reads selections from Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

POETRY FOR CHILDREN: Poet-to-Poet - Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Interviews Lee Wardlaw

SHARPREAD: Colby Sharp’s 5-4-3-2-1- Interview with Lee Wardlaw

WILD ABOUT READING: Interview with Lee Wardlaw, Author of 101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and Enemies

My Book Illustrators

Russell Benfanti (The Chair Where Bear Sits)

Felipe Davalos (Punia and the King of Sharks)

Julie Durrell (Dinosaur Pizza)

Brian Floca (The Ghoul Brothers)

Joan Holub (Hector’s Hiccups)

Arden Johnson-Petrov (Bow-Wow Birthday)

Huy Voun Lee (Red, White & Boom!)

Julie Paschkis (First Steps)

Barry Root (Saturday Night Jamboree):

Ronald Searle (The Tales of Grandpa Cat)

Melissa Sweet (Peek-a-Book)

Eugene Yelchin (Won-Ton)

Lee’s Affiliations
(writer-wise & otherwise)


Association Montessori Internationale/USA


The Authors Guild


California Reading Association

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Cat Writers Association

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Children’s Literature Council
of Southern California

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The Civil War Trust

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Montessori Institute of San Diego
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Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Lee has been a member of the SCBWI since 1982, and has 40+ years experience giving presentations at schools and libraries.

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Ventura County Reading Association