Q & A with Jason Chin

Posted by on May 9, 2019.

CLiF is lucky to have 64 amazing authors, illustrators, poets, graphic novelists, and storytellers who we send to schools, libraries, afterschool programs, childcare centers, refugee/immigrant programs, prisons, affordable housing developments, and other spaces where low-income kids and families spend time in New Hampshire and Vermont.

CLiF Spotlight: New Works by CLiF Presenters

Posted by on March 12, 2015.

Ted Scheu leads a poetry workshop

In preparation for an upcoming CLiF presenter gathering, I stocked up on their books for vacation reading.

My six year old and I particularly loved The Tapir Scientist by Sy Montgomery. My daughter truly loves animal facts (thank you Wild Kratts), and this in-depth look at the animals and the research process lit a spark.

Making Sense of the World Through Reading

Posted by on April 18, 2013.

My girls are trying to figure out life by living, learning, testing, playing, fighting, and reading.

Reading is the cool trick we do every night before bed. After a long day of living, learning, testing, playing and fighting, it’s like a much needed form of therapy, but the relaxing, entertaining variety (if there is such a thing).

The Creators of The Expeditioners Visit Students in Newbury, VT

Posted by on April 5, 2013.

Flight goggles firmly on their heads, Vermont author and CLiF presenter SS Taylor and New York City illustrator Katherine Roy voyaged to the Newbury Elementary School in Newbury, VT last Friday to give three presentations to all the students from Grade 1 to Grade 6 about the multi-year process they navigated to create their new epic children’s book The Expeditioners.

Author Teaches Students How to Tell Family Stories

Posted by on December 10, 2012.

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, a children’s book author from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, has been visiting K-8 students at the Lunenburg Elementary School and Gilman Middle School since October to teach her Story Keepers humanities curriculum. Story Keepers is part of Lunenburg’s three-year Community Literacy grant from CLiF.