• Fiction Notes: Believe in Your Story

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    Fiction Notes by Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com)
    Believe in Your Story. Get help on writing, revising and publishing novels and picture books. Show less
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  • Prairie Storms by Darcy Pattison: Book Trailers for Children Play all

    Listen to the sounds of the prairies, chant about months and laugh at the bison who ice skates! Then marvel at the wisdom of kids explaining, "What is a Rainbow?"

    http://www.facebook.com/PrairieStorms (Free monthly coloring pages.)
    Prairie Storms, by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kathleen Rietz
    hardcover ISBN: 978 1 60718 129 3
    paperback ISBN: 978 1 60718 139 2
    English eBook ISBN: 978 1 60718 149 1
    Spanish eBook ISBN: 978 1 60718 159 0

    Watch the sand hill cranes avoid the tornado, the red fox thrill to a soft evening shower, the earless lizard shimmy as it disappears beneath the burning sands of summer, the cougar dodge hail stones, the bald eagle shed sleet and the bison face into the teeth of a blizzard and stand defiant. Each month features a storm typical of that season and a prairie animal in its normal habitat. The prairie biome or ecosystem is explored through its weather, especially its storms. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the grasslands that dominates the center of American lands.

    Coming in 2012, a companion book, DESERT BATHS, by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kathleen Rietz.
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  • NonFiction Book Blast, ALA 2011 Conference Play all

    Session at 2011 ALA conference in NOLA, June, 2011

    Booktalks and Activities for Your Library

    Start school with new booktalks and activities from ten nonfiction authors:
    April Pulley Sayre (Rah, Rah, Radishes)
    Kelly Milner Halls (In Search of Sasquatch)
    Deborah Heiligman (Charles and Emma)
    Loree Griffin Burns (The Hive Detectives)
    Carla Killough McClafferty (The Many Faces of George Washington)
    Christine Taylor-Butler (Magnets)
    Shirley Duke (You Can't Wear These Genes)
    Darcy Pattison (Prairie Storms)
    Carla Mooney (Explorers of the New World)
    Anastasia Suen (Read and Write Sports). (Handouts)

    American Library Association Annual Conference
    Sunday June 26, 2011 8 am -- 10 am
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