About  Julia Spencer, Ph.D.

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In addition to her stories, Dr. Spencer created a video and plush puppet of Punxsutawney Phil, and she has many more Phil stories yet to be completed.
Julia Spencer, Ph.D., has taught school at the elementary, middle, and college levels. Dr. Spencer is the author of 21 children's books, including four about Punxsutawney Phil, seven books on insects, and two science reference/activity books. Her most recent book is, "A Mascot for Maine"  the first in the new State Mascot Series.
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About Dr. Spencer's
Groundhog Series of Children's Books
juliaandphil.gif (42224 bytes) Julia Spencer wasn't scheduled to give birth on Groundhog Day. But her first child, Meredith, who was expected on Valentine's Day, cast her first shadow on Feb. 2, 1982. And now Spencer is one of Punxsutawney Phil's biggest fans.
Spencer, of Kennebunkport, Maine is the author of a series of children's books about Punxsutawney Phil, the famous northwestern Pennsylvania groundhog who predicts annually when spring will arrive.
The first, "The Story of Punxsutawney Phil - The Fearless Forecaster" (Literary Publications) was released on Feb. 2, 1987, Phil's 100th birthday and her daughters fifth. 
The first book was the birth of Dr. Spencer being referred to as "The Groundhog Lady" and has followed up with a series of Groundhog books:
"Will Spring Ever Come to Gobbler's Knob?" (Literary Publications)
"Punxsutawney Phil and His Weather Wisdom", (Literary Publications)
"G is for Groundhogs... P is for Punxsutawney Phil" (Literary Publications)
"Chuckles Goes to School"  (Literary Publications)

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Science Month-by-Month
Practical Ideas and Activities for Teachers and Homeschoolers
Julia Farish Spencer

Help your students become aware of the wonders of science year round with this comprehensive resource. Science Month by Month offers dynamic science activities for every month of the school year. This hands-on resource contains everything an elementary or middle school science teacher needs to make their classes more timely and engaging.
If you want your students to think scientifically and have fun while they are doing it, Science Month by Month is the book for you. This collection of lessons, activities, calendars of historic science events, vocabulary word lists, and reproducible worksheets will help you develop seasonal science-theme units for your classrooms. The more than 80 activities are designed for flexibility and can be used in any sequence, any time during the school year. The activities are interdisciplinary, cover all areas of the science curriculum, complement other science programs and textbooks, and are easy to implement without special equipment or materials.
Filled with more than 200 illustrations and references to fun, new Web sites, Science Month by Month is a one-stop science resource for any elementary and middle school teacher.

ISBN:0-471-72901-9 ~ $29.95 ~ Paper ~ 320p


All Contents Copyrightę Dr. Julia Spencer, Ph.D.1987-2012
(unless otherwise noted)
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