What is children’s literature?

Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. . . . Some writers for children deliberately avoid using words they think a child doesn’t know. This emasculates the prose and . . . bores the reader. . . . Children love words that give them…

Creativity 101 – What Makes a Good Poem?

As we begin to look at our poems in more depth, here are some of the rubrics and ideas we will be using: What makes a good poem? – Short Poems What is Good Poetry (What Makes Good Poetry)? – PoetrySoup What Makes a Good Poem? – Marilyn Singer How to Critique Poetry: 9 Steps…

Andy Warhol – The Complete Picture

Andy Warhol August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987 was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a…

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

” A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams” – Booklist Do you have one of those two or three year-olds who is fascinated with all things construction related: excavators, backhoes, front end loads, bulldozers? Does your preschooler wear a hard hat around the house? When you’re  driving in the…

Creativity 101: Assess Your Creativity

Below are four creativity assessments that we are going to take in our Creativity 101 class today: 1) Where does your creativity rank? Are you firmly grounded in the consensual reality? Or do your daydreams take on a life of their own? Answer these ten questions and find out! Quiz written for GUD Magazine by…

The Maze Runner Movie Tie In Covers Revealed

“Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.“- Deseret News From the Trade Paperback edition. “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” – Shelf Awareness THE MAZE RUNNER movie tie-in editions (available both…