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Two more entries into the North Central Library's League of Summer Reading Heroes!
|And FINALLY, some quick photographic evidence of the "cartoon challenge" that has taken place throughout the summer. The number 9 -- in this case -- deftly turned into a giraffe. Keep up the great work kids!|
The summer reading posts continue with these two fine additions to the North Central Regional Library's Legion of Heroes. Please welcome ACTION ANNA (plus her indomitable sidekick Tiny the Ladybug) and QUICK JACK, the ninja hare with the nunchuck teeth! Watch out world. Heroes on a roll!
With design input from the audience, here are three more heroes for the North Central Regional Library Summer Reading Program. Six visits next week - which means six more heroes to come! And I'll get some of the kid's cartooning posted here soon well :)
The start of summer = the start of Summer Reading, and this week I kicked things off in style with visits to the Twisp, Tonasket, and Oroville branches of the North Central Regional Library system. "Every Story has a Hero" and "Unmasked!" are the season's themes, so I'll be sharing new story news, pondering the similarities between creating comics and picture books, and leading cartooning workshops this June and July. The library kids and I will also create a NCRL Hero mascot for each of the 16 branches that I visit - "YES!"
To wit, Twisp's most excellent new Hero team: BUZZ & BUZZY!
If you missed the fun at Arts Fest...
Another nice round of visits this afternoon. In this instance, to my local local libraries: Winthrop and Twisp. Here are a few of the promised coloring pages as inspired by our group drawings in round no. 1 of the summer reading tour. Just click on the images to enlarge and then print away. More to follow!
After an excellent early summer break, I returned to work and to Book Camp. Amy and all of the good folks at A Book For All Seasons invited me down for a Sunday book signing and a Monday morning of fun with their 7-8 year old campers.
A great day, with fantastic kids, in a sweet spot on the back porch! Since Edgar Allen Poe and Mystery were the theme of the writing camp, we spent a little time with my own mystery book, Octavius Bloom and the House of Doom -- complete with some Octavius disguises of our own.
Since Leavenworth, WA is also a great polka town, I also finally got around to creating this coloring book page for Polar Polka. Enjoy!
Recently, I helped the Sno-Isle Library System (north of Seattle) to redesign their Kids page. For the most part, this meant creating a mascot of sorts, and then lots and lots of otter drawings :) Check it out and let me know what you think. I'll be making a few coloring pages for their summer reading enjoyment as well.