Press Release Fun: Penguin Storytime
This fall on PENGUIN STORYTIME with Liz Shanks, we’re proud to bring you:
LIVE NOW! A read-aloud comparison of two versions of The Three Little Pigs: the classic edition by James Marshall, followed by the fractured fairytale by Jon Scieszka.
COMING OCTOBER 6: A read-aloud of beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona: Her Story.
COMING OCTOBER 26: A read-aloud of the Coretta Scott King Honor-winning picture book The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
COMING NOVEMBER 17: A read-aloud of the picture book classic Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
Penguin Storytime with Liz Shanks brings new and classic picture books to life through read-alouds. These episodes are great for storytimes and perfect for teaching tools to model read-alouds.
YA CENTRAL will feature:
LIVE NOW! T.A. Barron talks about the joys and challenges of writing stories about such a well-known character as Merlin, then chats about his newest series Merlin’s Dragon with some teenage fans.
COMING NOVEMBER 3: Three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jacqueline Woodson discusses her writing process and the relationships between her characters while taking viewers on a tour of her neighborhood, Brooklyn, New York.
YA Central is the go-to destination for trends in teen literature and fascinating conversations with award-winning young adult authors. These episodes make great reading group and book club discussion group companions and are perfect for author study units in classrooms!
SPECIAL SEGMENTS will include:
LIVE NOW! Author/Illustrator Spotlight on Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor-winning Tomie dePaola, including an interview, video highlights from his 75th birthday celebration, and a reading by Liz Shanks from his book Strega Nona: Her Story.
COMING SOON! Winnie-the-Pooh returns, featuring footage from the October 5th New York Public Library launch of the first new authorized Winnie-the-Pooh book in more than 80 years, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood. In this segment Jim Dale will conduct the first public reading from the book and Penguin Young Readers Group will unveil and present a new Winnie-the-Pooh mural in the room that houses the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals.
From the Publisher’s Office also features links to free downloadable items like printable discussion guides, bonus materials, websites, blogs, and more. The videos and materials can also be e-mailed and shared via Digg, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, among others.
All authors who appear on episodes of Penguin Storytime with Liz Shanks and YA Central publish books that are either already strong school tie-ins or that have great curriculum potential. Our hope is that you’ll be able to use this site and the assets posted there as tools in your schools and libraries to help your students and patrons and even staff members get closer to their favorite authors and books.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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