Posts tagged Poetry
Jeff Mondak, Children's Poet and Songwriter

Get ready to dance! Get ready to sing! Jeff Mondak will be joined at your school by one of his musician friends, Jordan Kaye or Sergio Wals. Their programs combine discussion of poetry and songwriting with fun, high-energy performances. Teachers, be warned—you will be dancing! 

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Tish Rabe, Best-selling Children's Book Author

In 1991 following the death of Dr. Seuss, she was selected by Random House to create The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, a series of popular rhyming science books for early readers. A prolific children's song writer, she has written more than 200 children's songs and received an Emmy nomination for Musical Direction for her work on the PBS award-winning children's science series, "3-2-1 Contact!"

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Cachet Allen, Author, Illustrator, and Motivational Speaker

Cachet speaks about different ways to develop inner strength, integrity, and self-empowerment. She speaks about how to do daily affirmations and the importance of recognizing how you feel and that feelings are a choice.

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Artie Bennett, Children's Author

Artie Bennett is an executive copy editor by day and a writer by night. He is the author of a quartet of hilarious picture books: The Butt Book, his first “mature” work and winner of the Reuben Award; Poopendous!, his “number two” picture book; Peter Panda Melts Down!, an adorable departure from derrières and doo; and the explosively funny Belches, Burps, and Farts - Oh My! The merriment continued in 2018 when Artie published a riotous joke and riddle book: The Universe’s Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns, A companion book, The Universe’s Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles, published in May 2019. And another hilarious, educational picture book, What’s Afoot! Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet, will follow in 2019.

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Elizabeth Cummings, Children's Author

Elizabeth Mary Cummings was born in Manchester England, grew up in Scotland, and studied in Edinburgh. After completing a degree in Psychology and Business Studies, Elizabeth went on to train and work as a primary school teacher for many years in Scotland and New Zealand before moving to Australia to run a language education business.

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Christina Dorr Ph.D., Professional Author, Speaker, Consultant, Media Specialist, University Faculty

Now many years later I'm in my 30th year in libraries, public, colleges, but mostly schools. The last few have been middle schools, which I'm loving! My education includes a Ph.D. in children's & YA literature/literacy from the Ohio State University (OSU). I'm so proud to have been mentored by both Rudine Sims Bishop and Janet Hickman. It doesn't get any better than that. I've also loved the last 10 years teaching adjunct for OSU and Kent State University. I have the unique experience of having taught from preschool to grad school.

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Diamante Lavendar, Author, Artist, Songwriter

I am an award-winning author of three published books in the genres of inspirational fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. I am also an award-winning artist. I dabble in writing music as well. I write to inspire my readers to find hope, healing and new possibilities in life.

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Michelle Worthington, Children's Author, Professional Speaker, Skype Workshops, Book Fairy

Michelle Worthington is a real-life book fairy. Her magic powers include turning coffee into award-winning picture books published all over the world. As founder of Share Your Story Australia, she waves her wand to coach aspiring authors achieve their dreams of publication. She flies around from Canberra to New York sprinkling her dynamic brand of fairy dust over audiences.

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Susan Elizabeth Hale, Children's Author and Singer/Songwriter

I’m an American transplant living in the hills of Malvern, England which has been my home since 2011. For over 40 years I have helped thousands of people find and free their natural voices through my work as a music therapist and sound healer. My latest book is a juvenile fiction novel, Emma Oliver and the Song of Creation published by Our Street Books in October 2016.

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Malik Abdul-Khaliq, Author, Expert on Islam, Expert on Ethnic Studies, Expert on African-American Studies, Professional Speaker, and Published Poet

Malik Abdul-Khaliq is a scholar of Islamic studies, ethnic studies, and education. He is the author of a blog-site containing essays, poetry, literary criticism, and critical pedagogy.

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Jayne M. Rose-Vallee, Children's Author

Jayne feels children's reactions to her readings provide the best feedback. Her infectious, positive energy is clear from the moment she walks into the classroom and the children find her engaging and funny.

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George Neeb, Children's Author and Illustrator

As an elementary school teacher for over 25 years, I could see a need for more historical fiction picture books. Teaching with picture books brings subjects, like history, alive for students. I wrote and illustrated, Pharaoh's Arrow, about a girl living in Ancient Egypt, so teachers and readers could enjoy a picture book story that was also filled with authentic information.

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Maggie van Galen, Children's Author

I hope that children get the bug for writing and reading! Also, there are life lessons in each of my books and I truly hope these are conveyed in a meaningful way!

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Janet Givens, Peggy Pelican Lost Her Spots

For children to learn their colors and counting the fish as you read to them. You can also interact with the stuffed animal (Peggy Pelican) by putting the fish on the floor and having the little ones feed Peggy different colored fish. Great education learning.

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G. Brian Benson, Children's Author, Self-help Author, Professional Speaker, Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Filmmaker, Radio Personality

Brian’s mission is to wake up the world with conscious, thought-provoking media that inspires. As a 4x Ironman triathlete, he knows the value of hard work and never giving up on his dreams, a message he shares with audiences through each of his creative talents.

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Katherine V. Stevens, Poet, Photographer, and Novelist

My presentations are varied based on the desires of the group. As I facilitate Brush Creek Writers in Hillman, I am available to organize poetry workshops for a variety of age levels. Tucks and Me allows the discussion of a variety of topics from the history of the per-revolutionaary period, to how a community can band together in times of need, to the issue of Native Americans and their treatment by those who landed on their shores, religious prejudice, the plight of the worker and more.

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