For Educators

There’s No Ham in Hamburgers is stuffed full of curriculum tie-ins. To find out all the ways it can be used in the classroom, check out these guides.

Educator’s Guide Grades 3-5

Educator’s Guide Grades 6-8


There’s No Cream in Cream Soda is brimming with science and history facts. This activity tests general beverage knowledge. It’s perfect for trivia fans.

Cream Soda Activity Sheet


The science and history in both books make for fun, engaging, and educational author presentations. I’m scheduling author visits for the 2023-2024 school year now.

Learn more about my presentations here: Author Visit Information



“Kim Zachman did an awesome job helping students build a connection between research and non-fiction texts and the world around them. Her presentation was fun and energetic. She kept our students engaged and asking for more information! She was amazing to coordinate with and I can’t wait to have her visit again.”  Sarah Conkin-Anderson, Media Specialist, J J Harris Elementary, Athens, GA





“Kim gave a very interesting and informative presentation about food. My students were engaged and eager to ask relevant questions. Her props were very interesting and age appropriate.”
Lisa Scholberg, Media Specialist, Manning Oaks Elementary, Alpharetta, GA





Kim gave a fascinating, interactive presentation full of fun facts and narrative stories about the history and science of beverages. We’d love to have her back!”
Megan Northcote, Youth Services, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, NC


“Our library families were very excited about a STEM program from Kim Zachman’s fun, new book There’s No Cream in Cream Soda! We had a huge turnout! The kids had fun interacting with Kim and enjoyed all the experiments.”
Linda Griswold, Youth Services, Eva Perry Regional Library, Apex, NC



“Our CFES Mustangs had the BEST author visit from Kim Zachman for our Literature Day. Her books are amazing, and she even tailored her presentation for our outer space theme. Mrs. Zachman is informative, hilarious, and great with elementary students. She discussed writing and answered all of their questions.”
Callie Cobb, Media Specialist, Colham Ferry Elementary School, Watkinsville, GA