heals are also keen supporters and stockists of legendary finnish design company marimekko. on display at the press show i couldnt resist this new postcard pack by marimekko designer aino-maija metsola. called mokilla the pack contains 12 cards, and is also available as a calendar.also new marimekko post it notes, journals and notebooks...below : 'bambi' tray and mug featuring design by teresaDisplay Comments Add a Comment
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this my last post on all the recent news of just what the heals buying team have been selecting for AW 2012. this post simply features some of the things that caught my eye on the shop floor at heals earlier this month. if you've been inspired to visit the store you will find them on tottenham road in london between habitat and paperchase with the underground station 'goodge street' right outAdd a Comment
Here's my answer: "The perfect art school would nurture skill but not ostentation, knowledge but not dogma, and tradition but not conventionalism."
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Illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
Category: Children's Picture Book
Keywords: Children, picture book, bedtime, Halloween, spooky
Frangoline is a girl who is good during the day but loves to sneak out of her bedroom at night to explore the world and the creatures in it. As Frangoline runs wild, the wise moon looks on, reminding her that children should be in bed at night, not out having adventures. But Frangoline does not heed the moon's advice, instead doing as she pleases.
Poetry has a way of touching the soul, capturing the heart of what we want to say, and connecting us to one another. Each year, our students at Emerson celebrate their year-long study of poetry by sharing their own poems at our Poetry Slam. And each year, I am truly moved by what they share about themselves. I cannot wait to share with them Walking on Earth and Touching the Sky, a new collection of poetry and prose by Lakota youth at Red Cloud Indian School. This beautiful collection will touch readers with their honest look into the feelings of these young writers.
Walking on Earth and Touching the SkyTimothy McLaughlin has brought together a collection of poetry and prose written by Lakota students in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Interspersed throughout are vibrant paintings by S.D. Nelson - I found the interplay between the art and the poetry particularly effective.
edited by Timothy P. McLaughlin
paintings by S.D. Nelson
NY: Abrams, 2012
ages 10 - 14
available at your local library and on Amazon
As McLaughlin writes in his introduction, the students' stories "spring from their multilayered identities." They are young Lakota people, whose lives are grounded in the traditions and values of their Native community. But they are also young people growing up in the 21st century, surfing the Internet, listening to music, watching TV. Their writing reflects this rich, modern, multifaceted identity.
McLaughlin has organized the students' writing into seven thematic strands, from the natural world to native thoughts to misery. Each section begins with a short introduction that helps readers understand Lakota perspective and life on the reservation more fully. I know that my own students will respond to many of these themes. Some poems and prose recognize the power and beauty of the world around us. Others reflect their growing sense of self. One of my favorites is "Who Am I?" by Dusty Black Elk. Here is the beginning:
from "Who Am I?"by Dusty Black ElkThese students don't shy away from talking about hard issues they confront - whether it's poverty, Display Comments Add a Comment
I am a rose in a patch of weeds.
I am a storybook mixed in with some dictionaries.
I am a chokecherry bush surrounded by oak trees.
I am a window that is broken.
I am a boy with lots of sisters.
I am an Indian surrounded by white people.
“Habana, Habana!” abre las puertas al escenario musical internacional
Raúl Paz( Pinar del Río 1969) es el principal portavoz en el documental. Se crió en un pequeño pueblo de campo, y siendo un adolescente fue a La Habana para estudiar teatro y música en el ISA (Instituto Superior de Artes). Su formación en el ISA fue en torno a la música clásica y la ópera. Él y sus compañeros encontraron cómo captar las señales de transmisión de las estaciones de radio de la Florida y escuchar la música rock, prohibida en Cuba en ese momento. Según Raúl, en Cuba abrió su imaginación, pero no pudo cumplir sus sueños. Así que en 1996 abandonó el país, viajó a América del Sur, y luego se trasladó a París para estudiar en la Scola Cantorum. Su carrera musical realmente comenzó allí: mientras continuaba sus estudios clásicos durante el día, comenzó a componer sus propias canciones cubanas y a actuar en clubes, lo que resultó en un contrato discográfico. Fue en Francia, dice, que se hizo realmente cubano. Durante muchos años no se le permitió volver, pero cuando las restricciones del gobierno fueron eliminadas, se trasladó a La Habana en el 2008 y continúa grabando y actuando aquí. Descemer Bueno ( Habana Vieja 1971) fue entrevistado recientemente por Noticias de Arte Cubano. Estudió y enseñó en La Habana. A principios de 1990 formó un grupo de jazz, Estado de Ánimo, que recorrió Europa y América del Sur. Luego, en 1998 realizó una gira por los EE.UU. con otro conjunto de jazz, Columna B. El año siguiente, se estableció en Nueva York y fue el co-fundador del grupo de hip-hop Yerba Buena. Descemer dice que su composición "Guajira (I Love U 2 Much)" fue la primera en hacerle entender que él podía hacer algo. Se comenzaron a escuchar las canciones de Yerba Buena en películas y comerciales; mientras tanto Descemer regresó a Cuba, donde tiene gran demanda como productor, arreglista o compositor. Su partitura para la película Habana Blues (Benito Zambrano, España, 2005) le valió un premio Goya a la Mejor Música Original.
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DreamWorks Animation has been in the news plenty lately. They released their first consumer app, acquired a huge library of classic animation properties and released the poster for Me and My Shadow, their first CG/hand-drawn hybrid film. Now, we hear about the studio’s first major exhibit of artwork from its films. The show, “DreamWorlds: Behind the Scenes, Production Art From DreamWorks Animation,” will open next Monday, July 30, at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Gallery (Steven Spielberg Building, 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA).
The exhibit will feature artwork from the 24 animated features released under the DreamWorks Animation label, as well as a peek at the upcoming Rise of the Guardians. More from the press release:
The exhibition includes more than one hundred digital prints and approximately thirty traditional paintings and drawings on paper; two miniature sets; three character maquettes; two set pieces – an 8′ high Kung Fu Panda “Po” statue and the new Rise of the Guardians standee; and three media stations displaying animation tests, stereo footage, and the Rise of the Guardians trailer. There will also be a contemporary animation work station on display, with demonstrations given by current Hench-DADA students.
The show will be on display through September 7. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, and Saturday, Aug 11, 9AM-5PM. (Closed Labor Day.)
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Here is a list of all of my upcoming events. I am always so excited and honored when asked to be a part of something new. These will be so fun! Upcoming Events: August 9, 2012 – Featured artist at Musings Artist Inspired for the Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Artwalk. Can’t wait! September 22, 2012 – I will be at the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett. I will be doing an Artist inAdd a Comment
Yes, they've announced the longlist for the Man Booker Prize.
They selected twelve titles (they can select twelve or thirteen), from 145 titles they considered (but whose names they won't tell us; see my previous mention ...) -- it's unclear what Booker Prize Foundation Literary Director Ion Trewin was babbling about last week when he claimed there were 147 novels in the running (get your stories straight, people -- better yet: just tell us all the titles, and we'll be happy to count for ourselves ...).
Eleven titles were 'called in'; they're required (rule 4(d)) to call in between eight and twelve publisher-recommended titles (but can also call in additional titles not suggested by publishers (4(e)).
Fourth Estate did phenomenally well, with three longlisted titles, but some smaller publishers (Myrmidon Books, And Other Stories, and Salt) also had titles make the longlist.
Quite a few big-name authors fell short with their entries, including Peter Carey (his The Chemistry of Tears), Ian McEwan, John Banville, and Zadie Smith (all of whose books were automatically eligible for consideration, because the authors had previously been shortlisted for/won the prize); the never shortlisted (and hence not automatically eligible) Martin Amis' Lionel Asbo also didn't make the cut (and is the strongest contender for the title of high-profile-title-that-wasn't-one-of-the-145, Jonathan Cape presumably deciding to risk not wasting one of their automatic entries on this and trusting that the judges would call it in if they thought it was worth the trouble (which I doubt they did); amusingly and embarrassingly, Jonathan Cape was completely shut out of the longlist.
Only one longlisted title is under review at the complete review -- and I didn't expect to find it there: Skios, by Michael Frayn (though his Headlong made the shortlist, back in the day).
Early newspaper reports include:
- Booker prize 2012: new guard edges out old in wide-ranging longlist by Alison Flood in The Guardian
- Mantel's sequel survives as big names miss out on Booker by Nick Clark in The Independent
- The Booker 2012 longlist tells a story about the landscape of fiction by 'head of books' Gaby Wood in The Telegraph
At CNN Corinna Liu and Molly Gray offer yet another variation on a familiar story, Hong Kong sellers profit from Beijing's 'forbidden' books.
Still, always good to see some coverage of literary subversion.
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This July Illustration, titled Blue Moon was sent in by freelance illustrator and painter Elissa Parente. She is based in Hamilton, On. Canada and just graduated in April 2011 from the BAA Illustration program at Sheridan Institute. See more:
HIGHLIGHTS 2013 FICTION CONTEST
Stories for beginning readers in 500 words or fewer. We welcome stories of any genre (mystery, historical fiction, sports, humor, holiday, friendship, etc.) as long as the stories are intended for kids ages 6–8.
Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for any Highlights Foundation Founders Workshop. (For a complete list of workshops, visit http://www.highlightsfoundation.org.)
All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2013.
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.
We welcome work from both published and unpublished authors. All submissions must be previously unpublished.
Stories may be any length up to 500 words. Indicate the word count in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of your manuscript.
Include your name and the title of your story on your manuscript.
No crime, violence, or derogatory humor.
Entries not accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be returned.
Manuscripts or envelopes should be clearly marked FICTION CONTEST. Those not marked in this way will be considered as regular submissions to Highlights.
SEND ENTRIES TO:
Highlights for Children
803 Church Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
The three winning entries will be purchased by Highlights and announced on Highlights.com in June 2013. All other submissions will be considered for purchase by Highlights.
You have lots of time to work on this one, so put your thinking caps on and write, revise and polish. Good Luck!
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by Addy Farmer Then Bella did something very kind. 'Would you swap this Teddy for my brother's dog then?' she asked. Just look at Dave - heartbreaking. Shirley Hughes' illustrations perfectly match the tone of the text What is it about this bit of Dogger by the genius Shirley Hughes that moves me so much? What is it that makes my voice wobble? First of all, there's Bella's kindnessDisplay Comments Add a Comment
by Addy Farmer Then Bella did something very kind. 'Would you swap this Teddy for my brother's dog then?' she asked. Just look at Dave - heartbreaking. Shirley Hughes' illustrations perfectly match the tone of the text What is it about this bit of Dogger by the genius Shirley Hughes that moves me so much? What is it that makes my voice wobble? First of all, there's Bella's kindnessAdd a Comment
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So much for normal... If I hadn't got a message asking if this post was going to go up today it would likely have been completly forgotten! It's still Wednesday here but just barely!
Got Great Giveaways is a weekly feature hosted here on I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. This feature will be posted each week on Wednesday.
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What keeps readers going back to the pages of a book? In the case of female readers it’s the hero. We’ve all read about “the hero’s journey” and all the trials he must face to succeed in his quest, but what about his sex appeal? What is it about them that makes the young girls’ (and sometimes old girls’) J hearts beat faster? Today’s special blog guest is Becca Puglisi, one half of TheDisplay Comments Add a Comment
This is a recurring column I’m calling “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,” where writers at any stage of their career can talk about seven things they’ve learned along their writing journey that they wish they knew at the beginning. This installment is from YA writer Mike Mullin.
GIVEAWAY: Mike is excited to give away a free copy of his novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before.
Mike Mullin is the author of ASHFALL, about Alex, a teen struggling
to survive and find his family after the cataclysmic eruption of the
Yellowstone supervolcano. The sequel, ASHEN WINTER, will be
released on October 8, 2012. If you’re interested in learning more
about the science behind ASHFALL, check out Mike’s guest post
on the Our Time in Juvie blog. The sequel, ASHEN WINTER, will
be out October 8, 2012. Follow Mike on Twitter.
7 Things I’ve Learned About Researching a Novel
1. Some research is best conducted by doing, not reading. For example, the idea for ASHFALL came from reading another book, Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything, which includes a chapter about the Yellowstone supervolcano. Once I learned about the volcano under Yellowstone National Park, I was hooked—I read everything I could find about it.
Very quickly I realized that if the volcano were to erupt again today, it would easily be the worst cataclysm in recorded history, and I’d need to make my protagonist a very special teen for him to be able to survive. I also decided to try to write an intensely realistic novel—as close as possible to what could happen—will happen—when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts again. So magic, superpowers, and vampirism were out. Instead, I made my protagonist a martial artist.
I suppose I could have read a bunch of books on martial arts, but instead, I enrolled in a local taekwondo dojang. I found I enjoyed martial arts, stuck with it, and finally earned my black belt just before ASHFALL was released last year. Now martial arts are a big part of my author presentations—you can see one of my demos (breaking concrete blocks with my bare hands) here.
2. Dig deeper. The original idea for ASHFALL came from a secondary source (Bryson’s book), and other secondary sources were also invaluable to my writing. But the very best idAdd a Comment
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5 Stars Johnny loves to splash and crash in the ocean waves—naked. Then one day Mom says he’s too old to run around without clothes on. But Johnny thinks being naked is just fine. What will it take for Johnny to start wearing clothes? Three-year-old Johnny, who is really closer to age four, loves to [...]Add a Comment
This week's Illustration Friday theme is Carry. For this I am posting a God insired painting I have done to illustrate Mattew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (NKJV) It illustrates all the burdons Jesus takes on for us and helps us with. Something I need to remind myself if only now and then. "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,Display Comments Add a Comment
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If you know a horse-loving kid, chances are he or she will be enchanted by Libby of High Hopes (Paula Wiseman Books, 2012) by Elise Primavera.
This quiet, lovely, early middle-grade novel tells the story of Libby, a girl who’s constantly being encouraged to live up to her potential. But that’s hard to do when Libby’s biggest love is horses, but her family only has enough money for one set of lessons and they go to her older sister.
Libby tries to learn on her own. She volunteers at the stable and makes friends with the horses there, an older client and one of the owners. She draws pictures of horses, watches her sister’s lessons and tries to pick up pointers.
But it isn’t easy seeing her sister get what Libby really wants. Especially since Libby knows her sister doesn’t value it as much.
And especially since — on top of everything else — one of Libby’s friends isn’t acting much like a friend anymore, but Libby’s mother is insisting Libby should still be friends with her and stay on the swim team, which Libby hates. And there’s this horrible princess spa party Libby is definitely too old to attend but has to anyway.
What’s a girl to do? Let’s ask today’s guest reviewer, Olivia, who often goes by Livvy. She found a lot of parallels between Libby’s life and her own.
Take it away, Olivia!
Today’s reviewer: Olivia
I like: Animals. Being on the swim team. Reading Harry Potter.
This book was about: A girl named Libby who loves drawing horses. Then, she finds a horse farm and she starts going there a lot.
The best part was when: Libby found out she got to take riding lessons on Princess.
I laughed when: Libby’s mother said, “Libby! Take the dog for a walk!!!”
I was worried when: Emily was at the horse show, and she was about to jump over a huge fence with her horse, Benson.
I was surprised that: Libby’s sister wanted to go to the farm.
This book taught me: To never give up.
Other kids reading this book should watch for: The part when Libby sees the horses for the first time.
Three words that describe this book: “Awesome.” “Horse-related.” “Cool.”
My favorite line or phrase in the book is: “No. It wasn’t fair.”
You should read this book because: You can make a lot of connections with Libby’s life.
Thank you, Olivia!
If you’d like to learn more about Elise Primavera, you can:
Visit her website.
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Sad. So, according to, well, EVERY magazine it appears that Kristen Stewart did cheat on boyfriend of four years--Robert Pattinson.
Not going to judge Kristen or her choices.
Instead, I wonder if this will affect the final movie, BREAKING DAWN part 2, when it hits theaters. Will people be in love with Bella and Edward knowing that "Bella" cheated on "Edward?" Did K. Stew and Rob's relationship make their love in the movie that much more beautiful? Or would the films have turned out the same if both actors had hated each other?
Personally, I liked that Kristen and Rob were an off screen couple. As a crazy Twilight fan it made the Bella/Edward scenes a little more romantic knowing the actors were together in real life. I'm not going to pop in NEW MOON and scream, "Edward! Find someone else! Bella cheated on you!" Um, if I DO . . . please call the closest psychologist and make me an appointment. ;)
As an outsider who loves the books and movies and has grown to know and love the actors, I hope K and R work it out if it's meant to be. For everyone's sake, I hope their PR team doesn't get anxious and try to force the two into a fake romance until BREAKING DAWN part 2's premiere.
What's your take on this sitch?
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by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. (1941)
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air….
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent lifting mind I have trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
For my generation, Sally Ride accomplished something no American woman had done previously– she went into Space as an astronaut in 1983. Breaking this glass ceiling has had a profound effect on the lives of girls–they really can reach for the stars. “Sally Ride was the real deal, a scientist with major chops, when she stepped — or was nudged — onto the national stage in 1978, as one of the first group of women destined for the astronaut corps, ” wrote Patt Morrison in the LA Times. Dr. Sally Kristen Ride was an astrophysicist from Stanford.
In 2001, Dr. Ride created Sally Ride Science™ , an innovative science education company dedicated to supporting girls’ and boys’ interests in science, math and technology. Sally Ride co-authored several books with Tam O’Shaughnessy, including:
- Exploring Our Solar System
- Mission: Planet Earth Book Set (2 books)
- The Mystery of Mars
- Voyager: An Adventure to the Edge of the Solar System
Photo from NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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It was a bittersweet pleasure to see the vast numbers of folks out there lamenting the passing of New Zealand children’s author Margaret Mahy this week. Just before we heard the news a discussion on the ccbc-net listserv about children’s books we’d like to see available once more echoed with person after person lamenting the fact that Mahy’s The Changeover is out of print (*ahem* publishers *ahem*!!!). Now I know that this year we’ve seen the passing of everyone from Sendak to Else Minarik but the Mahy loss cut me particularly deep. I’ve waxed rhapsodic to you in the past over my childhood edition of Ultra-Violet Catastrophe or The Unexpected Walk with Great-Uncle Magnus Pringle. I don’t know if I adored the book when I read it as a child but boy has it stuck with me over the years. More recently I was going through all the signed reference copies of children’s books in the NYPL system (it’s a tough life) and I discovered that Ms. Mahy visited NYPL back in the day during some kind of a United States tour. I was particularly taken with a book called The Little Witch with its doe-eyed witch baby alone in a big city, wrecking havoc until her incredibly sexy mama comes to take her home. Weirdest little dang book. I would have adored it as a kid. I would have adored meeting Ms. Mahy too.
- Speaking of my library, just wanted to give you a heads up. No sooner do I leave the Children’s Center then who should arrive? Cookie Monster. Or, to be more precise, he’ll be in my library on August 3rd with some cooking dude by the name of Rocco DiSpirito who, insofar as I can tell, does not have a cooking-related children’s book out yet . . . but surely that’s in the works, yes? They will make healthy cookies, but I have it on the down low that real chocolate may yet make an appearance. Where’s there’s light there’s hope. To prep, you may watch this Cookie Monster spoof of Call Me Maybe.
- In other news, Syd Hoff is dead (no surprises there) but if he were alive his 100th birthday would be this coming September 8th. The Children’s Center will be putting on a HUGE Syd Hoff party for the occasion. I suggest the rest of you consider doing something similar or, at the very least, read this amusing recap of the mysterious Syd Hoff mural.
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Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. Her debut novel “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer,” is a suspenseful thriller about young girls thrust into a situation and the choices they make. The setting is Harrisburg, a small town in Michigan, much like the town where Lisa grew up. Many of her characters’ adventures stem from her exploits as a young teen. After graduating from Central Michigan University with a Marketing Degree she spent many years in the insurance industry, pining to express her creative side. The decision to stay home with her children gave her the opportunity to follow her dream and become a writer. She currently resides in Rockford Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she’s working on the second novel that stars the same quirky teens, and she hopes to turn the Super Spies into a series. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.
Hello everyone! My name is Lisa Orchard and I’m a young adult author and Kathy has given me the privilege of guest blogging today. I’d like to thank her for giving me the opportunity to be here. Thanks Kathy!
People have asked me where I get my ideas for my books and I have to say a lot of them come from real life events. For example, in my first book the story evolved from my own exploits as a teen. J Of course, they’re greatly embellished! I did want to be a detective when I was younger, but I certainly didn’t investigate a murder!
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Artie’s children’s book Living Green: A Turtle’s Quest for a Cleaner Planet is now available as a free video for kids through StoryCub. A shortlist finalist for the national 2012 Green Earth Book Award, Thurman the turtle is tired of seeing the land he loves cluttered with trash and decides to take action.
To watch the Living Green video and many other books on StoryCub.org, please click on the cover below. StoryCub videos are one of the most watched programs on Apple’s iTunes Kids & Family section.
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