As another year of school wraps, we at Travels with Gannon & Wyatt have put together an exciting summer reading list for middle graders. The beauty of long summer days is that they give us plenty of time to play outside, hang out with family and friends, and read! So grab a book, fire up your imaginations and […]
Travels with Gannon & Wyatt is what educators call “realistic fiction.” That means the books are a mix of imagination and reality — fictional adventures in realistic settings.
Happy Holidays from Travels with Gannon and Wyatt to you all the young explorers out there! Keep an eye out for more adventures in 2017!
Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet visit elementary and middle schools across the country. Conducting research for this adventure series, Wheeler and Hemstreet have traveled to the far corners of the globe. During school visits, the authors tell captivating stories, discuss the writing process, read an excerpt from one of the books, show photos and video from around the world, and explain to students the importance of reading and writing.
Great news! Travels with Gannon & Wyatt: Hawaii is now available for preorder! To celebrate, we’ve set out on a quest to become an Amazon bestseller and want to send you a MAKANA (That’s present in Hawaiian!) for your help! Just place your preorder on Amazon, forward the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you […]
The famous naturalist Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “When we walk, we naturally go to the fields and woods: What would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?” I could venture a guess, as I know a handful of people who spend far too much time in malls. However, I’d […]
After driving over 12,000 miles and covering nearly 2/3 of the United States, author Patti Wheeler has entered the final stretch of her Adventure Bus Tour. Patti is calling this the “awareness tour,” the point being to introduce as many librarians, teachers and young readers to the award-winning adventure series as possible, and promises there will be more tours in the future. Since beginning the tour, Patti estimates that she has donated over 1,500 books to children and libraries.
The Adventure Bus Tour began this winter from the snowy mountains of Colorado and made its way as far south as Miami, Florida, with multiple daily stops at bookstores and libraries along the way. After a short break in Florida (which included a research trip to Cuba for an upcoming Travels with Gannon & Wyatt book), Patti and the crew toured the entire east coast, making it as far north as Bar Harbor, Maine, before moving back west through New York, Canada and Michigan. In July, Patti was joined by her sons, the “real-life” Gannon & Wyatt, and together they are currently rambling through the upper Midwest.
Over the next week, the Adventure Bus will be making stops at Book World stores in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you happen be in the region, make sure to stop by the nearest Book World store to pick up a copy. Should you be lucky enough to attend one of the book signings, you’ll have a chance to win cool prizes, take a tour of the Adventure Bus, have your book signed, and meet author Patti Wheeler and the brothers who inspired the series, Gannon & Wyatt. Hope to see you at Book World. Happy Travels!
With the publication of Silent Spring in 1962, author Rachel Carson raised important questions about the impact that human beings have on nature. The book was widely read and made Ms. Carson an internationally recognized advocate for the environment. On a recent walk along Rio Grande Trail in Aspen, Colorado, I came upon a rock embedded on a hillside […]
I love reading great quotes on all sorts of topics. The exercise can be inspiring and really make you think. Truth is, a simple quote can have an immeasurable impact on your life. A quote can become a motto for living, helping steer you down a noble and righteous path. Find your own favorite quotes. […]
We always encourage our readers to get outside and explore. Doesn’t matter if you’re trekking through a National Park or your own back yard, there is so much to be gained by simply going outdoors. Here’s another suggestion: On your next exploration, take a journal and pen and write down what you see. Make notes of the sights, sounds, and scents […]