One of the BEST things about this job is the amazing art that kids send in. While we can’t post every drawing we get, here are a couple of pictures of the Library Dragon sent to us by some of the students at Ison Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, Ga! We will add more art every so often! Keep an eye out for yours!
The newest season of the two-time Emmy winning children’s book show, Love That Book, is officially underway! Click the link HERE to view the first episode, featuring the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin! You can always view older episodes on the Love That Book website.
Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon.
Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the book. The blog tour schedule is listed below.
There’s a Book is featuring the first review of the tour!
Maestra Amanda has a review for you and word from illustrator Michael White!
Hear from the editor of Return of the Library Dragon about what it was like to create this book over at Booktalking!
A Word’s Worth has an excerpt from the book and a giveaway starting today!
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers has a review and giveaway starting today too!
Don’t forget to enter the costume contest by 10/31! Details here!
This past week we officially celebrated The Return of the Library Dragon with local teachers and educators. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School was generous enough to host us. Below are a few pictures from the event, including shots of the delicious food and COSTUMES. I love a good costume. If you would like to be included on our list for future book launches and parties, please send me an e-mail at: EGrace.Escritora@gmail.com
Follow the dragon tails to the party!
Illustrator Michael White with Susan Rapoport from Holy Innocents’!
It is not a party without cupcakes!
Miss Lotty and her alter ego, the Library Dragon made an appearance!
Carmen and Michael reading the new book.
As you can see, everything was wonderful and we are so thankful for Holy Innocents’ and Peachtree Publishers for working together to give us such a fun night to celebrate books!
Carmen had a great time with the kids at Burnside Elementary School the other week! If you have pictures from your school visit, send them to EGrace.Escritora@gmail.com and we will put them up on the website!
Beginning and experienced storytellers alike are invited to join seasoned storytellers Carmen Agra Deedy and Bil Lepp in 3-day storytelling workshops this summer, 2012. With Bil’s skill at creating and developing tall tales and Carmen’s knack for exploring truth through personal stories, participants are bound to walk away with a better understanding of the art of storytelling and the tools to revise and perform their own unique works.
Participants will be expected to have one story that they wish to work on over the course of the weekend. Carmen and Bil will focus on story structure, language, and performing skills. Participants can expect small group sessions as well as one-on-one coaching sessions with Carmen and Bil.
Workshop 1: July 27-29, 2012
Workshop 2: August 3-4, 2012
Maximum Participants: 20
Location: Decatur, GA.
For additional information, please contact Carmen’s business manager, Erin Grace, at: EGrace.Escritora@gmail.com or 404.333.2260.
Telling stories to the kids at McEver Arts Academy. Thanks to Brenau University for bringing Carmen to the school today!