This explains how I went from towing for 25yrs to becoming ill and then turning to writing a children's book series about 5yr old Darren and little sister Kaylee who play in their sandbox. Darren's imagination takes over and he becomes Captain Recovery and with his shiny blue tow truck performs very tough tow jobs.
What if the author reads a book directly to you? Perfect! Reading from one of my books: Once upon a Poodle (for PrekK-1), The Upside-Down Gardener, The Adventures of the Poodle Posse series (for grades 1-3), plus a visual tell-tale about where I got my ideas. Includes a dedicated book for your child!
How to tickle little kiddos? Funny, endearing dog tales. I share how authors get ideas (including pics of my pooches at home) author/illustrator roles and tell the story of Once upon a Poodle. The story is of special interest to growing families, as one mini-poo searches for a new brother. Discount book sales are part of the program.
How do you get to the root of what moves each of us? I have kiddos tune into what interests and excites them, then talk about how my life , experiences and interests are all rolled into my stories. They find it very cool, while thinking about how this applies to them---while learning about how to improve their 'authoring' skills in school and…
I’ll read one of my picture books (your choice) and share how passion, perseverance and perspiration helped bring my books from idea to publication. Often, people don't realize all that goes into creating a picture book so, I'll give a behind-the-scenes look.
Listen to author Alli Brydon read her picture book LOBSTAH GAHDEN, after which she will discuss the environmental themes of the book and share some ways young readers can become Ocean Activists. If there is time, Alli will guide the audience in a fun upcycling craft project and answer any questions about the book and being an author.
In her 45-minute presentation, author Alli Brydon will read two related myths from her book MYTHS & LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, guide viewers in a comparative art lesson, then answer any questions about the book and being an author. Both book and event are best suited for readers aged 7 – 12, and link academically to a mythology and comparative…
Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered, "What are they?". A young boy named Carl Sagan asked this question and his curiosity lead him to become an astronomer who sent robots up into space to explore the cosmos. Join me to learn more about our place in the space and how being curious can lead to adventure and scientific discovery. STAR…
"Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble" will be featured on PBS's CampTV this summer! Meet the author & Illustrator of this popular series who will read you these award winning picture books and tell you about the inspiration behind the books.
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.