Attention all writers! Looking for a place to meet other writers and talk about the craft? Starting February 5th, The Open Book Canyon Country will be bringing back our weekly writer's group every Sunday from 12:30-2:30 pm, hosted by your resident book clerk and writer, E. P. Tuazon. Writers of all levels welcome! Must be 18 or older to join. This is a welcoming and public environment. Please be appropriate and respectful of each other and the venue! See you there!... See MoreSee Less
On President’s Weekend, Sat. Feb. 18 th we will be featuring local author, Carole Cliffe.
Get ready for a rhyming road trip across the United States. Animated state character help bring to life a coast to coast journey. Her latest book Shaping Up a Rhyme One State at a Time is an ABC book that teaches interesting landmarks and interesting sights of each state in ABC order. The clever cadence of the rhymes will delightfully heighten kids’ interest and encourage further exploration of the states.
Also featured will be her Shaping Up Your Character Your Character A-Z Mathematically, where shapes as Haley the Helpful Hexagon, Ricky the Respectful Rectangle teach positive character qualities that build better citizens. Also her book , Alowishes book teaches responsibility in a fun way with charming animal characters. The colorful eye-catching illustration s and creative rhyme will resonate with children 3-12. All of her books help kids to be people of good character.
Mrs. Cliffe will bring puppets, and costumes to match some of the characters in her books. She will also autograph her books. Come on out and enjoy and delightful story time with our local author, Carole Cliffe.
Can a dinosaur play soccer? Dinosaur Dan is a young dinosaur who has excelled at all dinosaur activities: diving, drilling, and dump truck driving. His parents are extremely proud of his achievements and know he will go far in life. Despite his many successes, Dinosaur Dan is plagued by his dream to play soccer. Unfortunately, soccer is an activity reserved for squirrels (along with snorkeling and skiing). In Animalville, all animals are happy with their place and no one has ever thought to question the status quo. With the help of Coach Carl Chameleon, who sees the great potential in Dinosaur Dan, a brave young dinosaur breaks free from society's expectations to follow his heart, and in turn, inspire others.
About me: I am a mom of four and a certified special education teacher. Though I am currently not in the classroom, as I’m taking some time to care for my family, it was my students and my own children who inspired me to begin writing picture books. I was always impressed with the power of a simple story to captivate and engage readers- while subtly imparting big, important lessons. I always loved writing, and decided to begin writing stories of my own!
Event will include a read aloud of the story and a follow up activity.... See MoreSee Less