Melissa Stoller will read the picture book, READY, SET, GORILLA! and discuss using wordplay and puns in writing. Children will leave with several of their own word play words ready for use in their stories.
How do you make the cover? How did you get the pictures? How many revisions did you have to do? Young readers always have so many questions about the book publishing process. I'll give a quick overview with lots of time for participants to ask their own questions.
Let's draw! Award winning author and Illustrator Ryan Estrada has drawn Garfield, Popeye, Star Trek, Flash Gordon, and now he's going to draw with you! Grab some paper and pens! We'll play some illustration games and have a lot of fun!
Can you write your name in Korean? Hangul may look hard, but it's actually easier than the ABCs! With just a few minutes and fun games, I can help you master it! Perfect for K-Pop fans, kid codebreakers, world travelers, or just anyone who wants to learn a neat new skill that will impress people for the rest of your life!
Do you ever wish you were better at talking in front of people? Whether you're about to give a speech in front of a big audience, read a book in front of a class, introduce yourself in a job interview, or just say hello to some new friends, stage fright can make life much harder! Luckily, I have the cure!
Ellen will use A FLOOD OF KINDNESS as well as other books as a jumping-off point for activities, discussion, and a bit of writing on inclusion, kindness, and understanding. All programs are designed for specific grade levels.
How does a troll goal become a story? From first draft to finished product, I’ll give you all the goods on the making of a picture book. Program includes plenty of writing tips for young (and not-so-young) creators.
Learn how to blend fact and fiction with a dose of humor with best-selling picture book author Stef Wade. Just as in her books A PLACE FOR PLUTO and THE VERY LAST LEAF, you will learn how to write a fiction book with non-fiction elements through a variety of brainstorming and writing exercises.
In this unbe-LEAF-able presentation by Author Stef Wade, you will learn about the life cycle of a leaf, enjoy a read aloud of THE VERY LAST LEAF, and learn how to face your fears, just like Lance Cottonwood. This is a great visit for the autumn season, for graduation time, or for any child who struggles with facing the unknown.
Calling all space fans! Join Author Stef Wade for an out-of-this-world exploration of space and everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto! You will enjoy a reading of Stef's award-winning A PLACE FOR PLUTO, as well as discover more about planets, the solar system, and following your dreams!
When you go on a roadtrip, you need to be prepared: map your route, research your destination, pack your suitcase…. A writer’s journey is very similar. From ideas and story maps to drafts and revision, let’s take a trip!
Have you ever wondered where an author gets their ideas from? In this program, I'll let you in on a little secret... Ideas are everywhere! Bring a blank notebook and we will create a Writer's Notebook to capture them in.