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1. VIDEO: Nicolette Jones on Non-fiction Picture Books

Nicolette Jones is the children's book reviewer for The Sunday Times out of London and a powerful force for good in the children's book community. I was lucky enough to get a portfolio review with her last year through Picture Hooks. Recently, she recorded a series of videos on picture books and their creators. You can view the first one about non-fiction titles on The Sunday Times website - click here or the image below to go watch.

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2. Viral News India- Viral News ka Sach

Viral News India- Viral News ka Sach – वायरल होती खबर हमें भले ही रोचक लगे अच्छी लगे पर अगर उसे फार्वर्ड करना हो तो सोच समझ कर और पूरी तरह बात की तह तक जा कर रही करना चाहिए …     पहाड़ चढ़ने का एक उसूल है.. झुक कर चलिए .. दौडे नही .. ज़िंदगी भी बस इतना ही […]

The post Viral News India- Viral News ka Sach appeared first on Monica Gupta.

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3. Author Rita Williams-Garcia & The Surely Do Dancers

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

CSK Author Award Acceptance Speech by Rita Williams-Garcia from The Horn Book. Peek:

"...upon occasion, our histories are bound by peace and wonder as people of the planet Earth, looking up as we did on one night in the summer of 1969.
"In spite of some current rhetoric, very few of us on this soil can claim a separate and sole history. We are a joined people. Let’s keep looking up."

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4. Use Guided Reading Levels to Find the Perfect Books on the First Book Marketplace

Book Relief high school girl readingUse Guided Reading Levels to find the perfect books for every child you serve. Thanks to the feedback from our community of educators, First Book Marketplace users can now utilize our Advanced Search tool to find books with Guided Reading Levels (GRLs). GRLs are great for both students and educators.

Here’s why: 
GRLs help educators:

  • Assess the fluency and reading level of each child
  • Track student progress over time
  • Organize school and classroom libraries so that educators and kids can access the best-fit books for every child

GRLs help students:

  • Find books at their level of confidence
  • Develop the skills they need to read increasingly challenging books
  • Discover books they will love to read again and again

Watch the short video tutorial below to learn more about how to the First Book Marketplace’s Advanced Search to find books by GRL:

If you’re an educator serving kids in need, click here to register to receive brand-new books for the children you serve for free or low cost.

The post Use Guided Reading Levels to Find the Perfect Books on the First Book Marketplace appeared first on First Book Blog.

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5. Teaching Comics in Wenatchee... and look out for LATER, GATOR!

Down in Wenatchee today teaching a comics workshop in summer school! Drew last week's comic on the iPad Pro enroute back home from Boston. Not my usual routine (I normally ink with a brush and color in Photoshop) but it worked out pretty slick AND you can watch it happen!

Oh, and LATER, GATOR! debuts tomorrow :) Come say 'hi' to the little Gator guy at my hometown book release party: Saturday, July 23rd. 2pm at Trail's End Bookstore

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6. Harts Pass No. 307

I usually ink my comics on paper and then color them in Photoshop with the wacom. In order to keep a lighter load for the International Literacy Association conference in Boston last weekend I left the computer at home and did this week's strip on an iPad Pro with the Procreate app -- and I'm pretty pleased with the result! Not only that, but that app records the entire process so you can basically watch me brainstorm :) NOT a pretty process, so don't expect a video link every week!

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7. Take me too - Illustration process

Another new video showing more of my illustration process from the picture book Take Ted Instead (written by Cassandra Webb).

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8. Hiding with Ted - Illustration process

This video shows my illustration process in fast forward. I scanned my pencil drawing and greyscale watercolour washes, then coloured in photoshop.

I originally illustrated this for the cover of, Take Ted Instead, a picture book written by Cassandra Webb (New Frontier Publishing, 2016). However, I had to change the orientation layout of the boy and Ted to standing position, so the illustration would fit nicely around the words. 

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9. We Write For You

A must watch video.

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10. Facebook Live meets a manual typewriter

Yesterday Jeanette and I decide to try out an experiment.

It's the day before graduation at Bard College. Students are roaming around campus with their parents. We place the typewriter on a table in the student center, and I arrange the sketch easel.

We hope the typewriter will lure someone to pose for an impromptu portrait. First Cullan, and then his mom, try it out.

We set up the iPad to webcast the action via Facebook Live. The first session has audio issues due to problems with our old iPad (sorry). We switch over to an Android cellphone, and then it works fine. Here's the 16 minute webcast. (Link to video).

I start sketching Jeanette, but abandon the start and turn the page when Kathleen sits down. I lay down a few lines in watercolor pencils, then launch off with brush and watercolor to place the main shapes. With progressively smaller brushes, I place the smaller details.

Kathleen, watercolor and gouache 
Thanks to everyone who joined the webcast and left a comment. Let me know in the comments what you'd like to see on a future webcast. Thanks to Kathleen, Cullan, and Joe for lending a hand and being such good sports.
My next video tutorial "Portraits in the Wild" comes out June 13. It's full of moments like this.

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11. Video: Grace Lin on Windows, Mirrors & Children's Books

From Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations

"What your child reads sets the path for their own self-worth as well as how they see others. Grace Lin is a children's book author/illustrator whose book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown), received the Newbery Book Honor. She shows how the books that are not on your child's bookshelf are just as important as those that are.

"Grace is an author and illustrator of books for children and teens. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon was a NY Times Bestseller and a Newbery Honor Book. Ling & Ting, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor.

"Grace's books typically focus on the Asian-American experience. She believes, 'Books erase bias, they make the uncommon every day, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.'"

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12. Video: Author-Illustrator Marla Frazee

From Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations

Marla Frazee from Adam Goodwin on Vimeo.

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13. Survival and Spectacle: Highlights from New York Antiquarian Book Fair 2016

No. We're good. We fang it!

No. We’re good. We fang it!

Every fair set-up and break down is a challenge, an adventure, and a chore. In the art world, “installation” is where the vision becomes cemented for the curator or artist.  Without being to fussy, installation at a book fair is similar, in that, a bookseller has the option to design visual gestalt with a display, to tell a story, or even to offend, dazzle, and educate. With that, part of the concept is driving an aesthetic attachment for a potential person to immediately hone in on something they absolutely desire to acquire for personal or pragmatic reasons.

Again, the thematic diatribe of Lux Mentis to “mock conventionalism” emerges case by case with groupings of “sex, death, and devil,” artist’s books, fine press, esoterica, and other bits of seemingly harmless or seemingly objectionable material. The process can sort of look like this:

NYBFbefore NYBFduring NYBFafter

When it is all said and done, you can hear Ian blather on in a nice little package with sound and image! Useful words and phrases to add to your regularly rotated vocabulary: “brutally cool” “spectacular” “just exquisite” “interesting bits” “fabulous” “astounding”. You can also learn how to properly stroke your beard.

What is important to note is while we go gangbusters with stuff, selection is important, as well as time management, you can fiddle around with one shelf for hours, believe me.  That being said, all in all, installation was smooth and considerate, every shelf both notes and confronts a narrative.  See for yourself.

Thunderbook Front display case with miniatures, artist's books, and the illustrious "Thunderbook Fine bindings (top) and 'challenging' perspective material, artist's books, including Leslie Gerry Gisela and Dangerous Women Punk rock Miniatures Sex, gender, and sexuality Occult and Death Gallery of artist's books


Next time: Gettin’ granular, or how to give good looks and books.


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14. Booth Tour of the 2016 NYC ABAA Book Fair

We are pleased to offer a (reasonably) brief tour of our booth at the 2015 ABAA book fair. It was a great weekend (report and images to follow).

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15. Video: Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee on Maybe A Fox

From Cynthia Leitich Smith's  Cynsations

From Book View Now: "Host Rich Fahle talks with children's authors Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee about their book, Maybe A Fox (Atheneum, 2016) at the 2016 L.A. Times Festival of Books.

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Laura Kidd's latest album "Direction of Travel" has just launched digitally, with a music video - and I made the animations on it. Watch and listen!

I am so proud to be part of this - it's an amazing song from a brilliant album.  I had to listen to it a LOT to synch up the drawings, and I still love it.

It took me a week of mostly drawing and redrawing rain drops, with assistance from my niece Paula who did the lettering.

An early test. A bit too inky!

Making a big neat sheet of regular rainfall, painted with a calligraphy brush pen.
Scanned and animated.

Most of the rain is hand-drawn to suit the specific scene, though.

Editing the rainfalls drop by drop to make it look more natural  that they are missing her face...

Experimental digital weather

Drawing a thunderbolt

Extremely helpful cat

All the lettering and some of the rain, by Paula

Zonked assistants


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17. Micro Videos

Since joining Instagram, I've been having fun making micro-videos, which are limited to 15 seconds. (link to YouTube).

I went through some of my video files and found some stray clips that weren't long enough to make into full-blown YouTube videos. Because they're so short, I upload them to YouTube as unlisted videos. That way they can be embedded here on the blog, but they don't get announced to my YouTube subscribers. I also upload the micro videos to Facebook and Twitter, where I assume they reach a mostly non-overlapping audience.

Until recently, Instagram wouldn't let you upload a video longer than 15 seconds. I have enjoyed that strict limitation. It forces you to set a mood or to tell a story quickly. When it plays on Instagram, it cycles around several times. The effect is hypnotic and immersive, like being dropped for a moment into someone's else's world.

Instagram has just now lengthened its video limit to one minute, which gives a lot more scope for storytelling.
My Instagram feed has mostly different material from the blog.
Previous Posts:
Painting Landscapes in Iowa on Amtrak
Painting Tiny Landscapes from the TGV
Sketching on Moving Trains in Europe

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18. Kids Program – DOST

  Kids Program – DOST Samsun Creations मे हम बच्चों के कार्यक्रम  बनाया करते ताकि बच्चो मे छिपी प्रतिभा बाहर आए. बच्चे आत्मविश्वासी बने … इसलिए अलग अलग तरह के प्रोग्राम बनाए जाते ताकि अपनी रुचि के हिसाब से  कार्यक्र्म में आए … ये देखिए एक कार्यक्रम की एक झलक  😀

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19. Video Case Studies: P.D. Possibilities

One of my favorite kinds of professional development is having an opportunity to visit other teachers’ classrooms (aka: lab sites). It helps to see how other teachers carry out instruction with their students.… Continue reading

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20. Time-Lapse

Last weekend my charming assistant/husband helped me film this time-lapse video of yours truly painting a watercolor landscape. He also edited and produced it for me. Thanks, Jonathan! This is my first attempt at filming and isn’t my best landscape ever (the composition could be better) but it shows my painting technique and it’s (hopefully) interesting to watch it all come together. And without further ado, a painting from start to finish:

For the curious, pigments include:

Payne’s Gray, French Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold, Yellow Ochre, Pyrrole Red Light, and a touch of Quinacridone Magenta, probably some other stuff.


Synthetic 1″ flat, Winsor & Newton sable flats in 1/2″ and 3/4,” Raphael Sable round #4, Winsor & Newton rigger


Hahnemuhle “Turner” watercolor block, 24×32 cm

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21. Video: Linda Sue Park on "Can a Children's Book Change the World?"

From Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations

"Can books help make readers better human beings?

"[Children's author] Linda Sue Park talks about how books provide practice at responding to the unfairness in life, and how empathy for a book's characters can lead to engagement in ways that have significant impact in the real world.

"Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including A Single Shard (Clarion, 2001), winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal, and A Long Walk to Water (Clarion, 2010), on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. She has traveled to 46 states and 16 countries to talk to audiences of all ages about books, reading, and writing."

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22. न्यूज चैनल और गर्मागर्म बहस

न्यूज चैनल और गर्मागर्म बहस मीडिया और हमारे खबरिया चैनल मणि का फोन आया कि तबियत ठीक नही लग रही. मैं तुरंत भागी. इधर उधर घूमती हुई बोली बैचेनी सी हो रही है धबराहट भी, कुछ अच्छा नही लग रहा. अरे !! मैने उसे आराम से बैठाया वो फिर खडी हो गई. बोली बैठा नही […]

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23. Goodbye Mr. Rickman

Alan Rickman's varied and unique film legacy will not soon be forgotten.

The post Goodbye Mr. Rickman appeared first on Cathrin Hagey.

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24. Lights! Camera! Action!

Happy Holidays to all my followers! If you didn't get the chance to watch my first video author interview with the charming Adam Giles for Mirror World News, then here's your chance. During our interview, I talk about my time travel series, what's coming up next, and give some pointers to fellow writers. It was fun to do, and although I was a tad nervous, I think I pulled off my first face-to-face interview with style and finesse! At least I hope I did! Wink.

Wishing you all the best in 2016, and thank you for investing your time by tuning into my weekly blog! I really appreciate your support and kind comments. Cheers and please enjoy! Roll'em, Adam...

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25. टेलिविजन अदाकारा ख्याति मंगला

(गूगल से साभार तस्वीर)   टेलिविजन अदाकारा ख्याति मंगला छोटी सी दिखने वाली ख्याति मंगला अपनी प्यारी सी मुस्कान और मीठी सी आवाज लिए सहजता से सभी को अपनी ओर आकर्षित कर लेती है. बेशक, अभी एक्टिंग लाईन मे खुद की पहचान बनाने में तन्मयता से जुटी हुई है पर उसे उम्मीद है कि एक […]

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