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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Talking at Agnes Scott

I had the pleasure of talking to a class of teachers, Teach for America students, this evening at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. I spoke about "Living Story," finding the story thread that runs through our lives, bringing story into the curriculum to make information easier for students to absorb as well as putting information into a context that relates to them directly.
It was a great class and they asked some great questions. A few were really fired up and looking out at their smiling faces just made my day. I tell ya, if this is the future of teachers, our kids are in good shape!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

2006 Caldecott Winner: "The Hello Goodbye Window"


Illustrated by Chris Raschka, written by Norton Juster

Honor Books:
ROSA, illustrated by Bryan Collier
ZEN SHORTS, written and illustrated by Jon Muth
HOT AIR, by Marjorie Priceman
SONG OF THE WATER BOATMAN DNA OTHER POND POEMS, illustrated by Beckie Prang

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER: CRISS CROSS by Lynne Rae Perkins

I watched the webcast announcements live from the ALA at www.ala.org. It was very cool. I predict this is going to be a hot thing to watch every year in the children's book world. They did a great job with it combining live video with a power point presentation showing each book and award. Very good!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Illustration Friday, Theme: E is for . . .


ME!! Elizabeth, otherwise known as "e!" Haha!!!
(if you click on my bud monster, you can see what I really look like.)
:)

Geography Quiz

Click Here.
This is cool - it gives you the states and asks you to place them on a blank map of the US. See how you do!

Friday, January 06, 2006

illustration Friday, Theme: Sea


This was a spec sketch I did for a publisher a while back.
I haven't created anything new for Illo Friday in a while, gotta fess up. I'm busy illustrating a chapter book which is due the end of this month. It's going well, but it's keeping me busy! On top of that, I applied to the Master of Fine Arts program at Georgia State. Please cross your fingers for me on that one. I'm pretty excited about the prospect. Anyhow, after this deadline, I'll create some original pieces for Illo Friday. Promise.
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