Tom's books are very useful in the classroom. You'll find references to his books in these books, and his activity guides are chock-full of classroom applications.

Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning And Change
Jennifer Allen, Karen Szymusiak, and Franki Sibberson
What You Know by Heart: How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop
Katie Wood Ray
Constructing Meaning Through Kid-Friendly Comprehension Strategy Instruction
Nancy N. Boyles
Primary Pizzazz Writing with CD
Melissa Forney
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Fifth Edition
Jim Trelease
How to Report on Books, Grades 1-2
Jill Norris
Literature for Lively Lessons
Sheila Edwards
Teaching With Favorite I Spy Books
Joan Novelli
30 Graphic Organizers for Writing Gr. 3-5 (30 Graphic Organizers)
Christi E. Parker
Writing Children's Books for Dummies
Lisa Rojany Buccieri and Peter Economy

These activity guides were created with the help of professional educators, so they're silly and educational. Click to get free pdfs.

Tom was honored to be the illustrator for the 2008 Illinois Library Association's iREAD campaign.
iRead helps local libraries promote summer reading. ILA chose a sports theme, with the title "Get in the Game, READ!" Tom created a poster and clip art that was used on t-shirts, book bags, stickers, pencils, tattoos, and more.