StoryWalk

StoryWalk: The Bugliest Bug of Them All!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Kinetic Literacy, StoryWalk | Comments Off on StoryWalk: The Bugliest Bug of Them All!

StoryWalk: The Bugliest Bug of Them All!

Some days you would not trade for all the tea in Buckingham Palace.   After a year of hard work and creative solutions the City of Portland, Health and Human Services Dept, Public Health Division, the Portland Public Library, and Portland Recreation unveiled a StoryWalk for the picture book, The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields and illustrated by Scott Nash (Candlewick Press).   What’s a StoryWalk? Picture book pages spread through an outdoor space to create an active, engaging read aloud experience for kids.   Here is a kindergartener waiting to unveil a StoryWalk...

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Nest, Nook, & Cranny Trail

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Children's Book Illustration, Kinetic Literacy, Launch Party, Outdoor Literacy, StoryWalk | Comments Off on Nest, Nook, & Cranny Trail

Nest, Nook, & Cranny is a book for all ages featuring tongue-in-cheek sonnets and lyrical free verse by poet, Susan Blackaby.  The collection of poems explores the many kinds of homes animals make for themselves. Readers experience different habitats–desert, grasslands, shoreline, wetland, and woodland–and the animals that call them home.     “As a writer, I’m often asked where I get my ideas, and I usually say that I poke my nose out the front door. I suggest you do the same,” says author Susan Blackaby, “If you stay on the lookout for quirky, curious, and...

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