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!

Marek Bennett:
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

Ann Braden:
3-part video on creative writing

Simon Brooks:
– 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

Michael Caduto:
Recorded stories

Rajnii Eddins:
– Saturdays Poetry Experience Online, 1-3 starting April 4. Zoom meeting link.

Terry Farish:
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

Jon Gailmor:
Virtual concert on April 2 recorded

Karen Gross:
– 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

Marty Kelley:
Writing and art activities
– Read his Top Secret Book Project

Marv Klassen-Landis:
– Marv reads his beloved poem The Red Sled

David Martin:
– 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

Christy Mihaly:
– A read-aloud of “Free for You and Me: What Our First Amendment Means”, along with a teaching guide and other resources.

Erin Moulton:
– Weekly writing prompts through the Derry Public Library

Sy Montgomery:
– 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

Gina Perry:
Drawing Peanut video
– Read aloud: Too Much! Not Enough!

Eric Pinder:
Here are some great activities to go along with the book If All the Animals Came Inside – easy to imagine in our world!

Jan Reynolds:
– 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

Chris Tebbetts:
Workshops of character development and good beginnings and reading from Stranded

Sandra Neil Wallace:
BETWEEN THE LINESDiscussion Guide and read aloud
FIRST GENERATION:  Discussion Guide and a podcast

Liza Woodruff:
“Fun Stuff!”

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