Joan Novelli is a former classroom teacher and reading specialist. She writes frequently for parents, teachers, and children. Her work appears regularly in Sesame Street Parents, Parent and Child, Instructor, and other magazines. Joan also edits many titles for Scholastic Professional Books and is the author of Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum, Fresh & Fun: Valentine's Day, Phonics Make-and-Take Manipulatives, and co-author of the three-book series Interactive Bullentin Boards: Math, Language Arts, and September to June all published by Scholastic Professional Books. Joan lives in South Burlington, Vermont.