CLiF’s wonderful roster of authors/illustrators/comics/storytellers have created content to use until CLiF can get them safely back to in-person presentations. We will keep it updated!
– Comics at home and beyond
– Comics Workshop “HOW TO” videos
– “How to Draw Freeman Colby“
– Marek’s new book – Sharjah Sketchbook about art, education, immigration & more in the Middle East…
– And the latest video workshop
– 3-part video on creative writing
– New podcast for kids – Lindyline, described as “a high adventure, fantasy with elven folk, giants, witches and wizards, plot turns and twists ideal for young people. Middle (maybe) to upper elementary age and up.” New episodes at 1pm
– Recorded stories
– Saturdays Poetry Experience Online, 1-3 starting April 4. Zoom meeting link.
– Learning opportunities
– Read aloud of Joseph’s Big Ride. A young South Sudanese boy comes to the U.S. where he wants to ride a bike, but he gets even more.
– Read aloud of The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup. The story of a cat and the irascible man who loves him, but not so’s you’d notice. A reading guide to The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup is here.
– Writing prompts with images called “A Page Before Midnight” which is here. Readers can also see #APageBeforeMidnight on Instagram here.
Matt Forrest Esenwine:
– Materials to go along with Don’t Ask a Dinosaur!
– Short videos on creating poems
– Virtual concert on April 2 recorded
– Karen offers these recommendations for books with trauma responsiveness build in – one for families
– Academic article on the impact of school closings
– Lady Lucy’s Quest made list on best books for building determination
– Wrinkles Doesn’t Like Social Distancing; I Don’t Blame Him
– Writing and art activities
– Read his Top Secret Book Project
– Marv reads his beloved poem The Red Sled
– David reads one little piggy story from his book Five Little Piggies – This Little Piggie Went to Market
– Then listen to This Little Piggie Stayed Home
– “This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef” and “This Little Piggy Had None” in one video
– A read-aloud of “Free for You and Me: What Our First Amendment Means”, along with a teaching guide and other resources.
– Weekly writing prompts through the Derry Public Library
– Resources available for her non-fiction books. Temple Grandin, two teacher’s guides, and Quest for the Tree Kangaroo has her entire field diary online
– Drawing Peanut video
– Read aloud: Too Much! Not Enough!
– Here are some great activities to go along with the book If All the Animals Came Inside – easy to imagine in our world!
– Follow her book project Loving Kindness in Nepal. See the book here.
– Anyone who would like to photograph “how they show kindness” can send it to the hashtag #howdoyoushowkindness. If they send the photo to Jan, with an address and permission to use it, there will a collage of photos from students around the world showing kindness in the book she is making
– Workshops of character development and good beginnings and reading from Stranded
Sandra Neil Wallace:
– BETWEEN THE LINES: Discussion Guide and read aloud
– FIRST GENERATION: Discussion Guide and a podcast
– “Fun Stuff!”