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!
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My name is Shamiran Bricker and I am a first-time author of the children's book Ben the Bicycle. I have always loved to read and write and I know how much of an impact reading can make. My books are to help children feel good about themselves....to help them realize how special they are. I'm realizing now that this whole process isn't only about making kids feel better about themselves, but also about my own self-esteem journey and making myself feel better too. My hope is that everyone who reads my books feels a little happier and sees how special they are.
On December 10th, from 1:00-3:00, The Open Book Canyon Country is hosting Just Nice Creations' workshop for kids to paint their own adorable snowman! Workshop w/ canvas provided for $20. Pay and sign up through the link below. Sign up while it is still available!
Three college students learn how to cope with their mental health when one of them reexperiences panic attacks. Years after being attacked in high school, a young photography student named Erica moves across the country from New York to Southern California (CA) in search of a fresh start. At the same time, she also strives to finish a photography project from high school to reach a sense of closure. In California, Erica meets and befriends two individuals, Bianca, and Alex, who have a painful history of their own. Erica soon realizes that she is not alone in her struggles with anxiety and depression. She learns that the road to recovery is possible for anyone, regardless of their past. While adjusting to her new life, her past and old coping mechanisms also heighten, especially with her parents' different views on life and their future. About the author: NATALIE RODRIGUEZ is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and author. She is also an advocate for mental health and recovery awareness and has worked with organizations like The Mighty, Anxiety Resources Center, and OC87 Recovery Diaries. Some of her articles and blogs have been published in Hello Giggles, HuffPost Blog, Thrive Global, and more. Her novels, “Elephant,” “Skeletons,” and “The Extraordinary Ordinary” book adaptation have established a following and gained positive reviews from around the world. Her short and feature films have won and screened in the U.S. and internationally, including at film festivals such as Culver City Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, NALIP: Latino Lens, Stage 32 Screenwriting, and others. She also spoke at events, sharing her experience of being a Latina filmmaker, at Hispanicize, Google, and YouTube. @natchristinerod @extraordpictures @theextraordfilm... See MoreSee Less