I love to see how an illustrator takes my words and creates the art for a picture book. Here is a sketch from illustrator, Laurie Caple, for my next nonfiction book. She has an amazing style – detailed and dreamy, which is perfect for this bedtime book, Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals (final title still being determined).
Archives for March 2014
Coordinated with the release of my latest children’s picture book, download and print a copy of my 7-page Activity Guide for your young reader to use! You’ll find crafts, a snack recipe, baseball stretching exercises, vocabulary and rhyming activities, a baseball family tree, and a maze challenge! Just go to the Handouts page of the website to find educational handouts and activity guides for my books. Enjoy!
This year our Poetry Team USA has taken our show on the road to a number of schools with an interactive, engaging multi-media program. We’ve had a great time presenting an all-school program in the gymnasium, followed by break out sessions with kids by grade level – teaching a unique form of poetry to students 1-5th grade levels. Schools have responded with great enthusiasm- students wear their favorite sports tee-shirt or jersey that day, create posters in advance of the program, and are ready to learn and have fun that day. Contact us if you would like to learn more!
Pictured below (left to right): Cathy Cronin, Michelle Schaub, Heidi Roemmer, Pat Cooley and me – Eileen Meyer. All are published poets and authors. Our group includes two elementary school teachers and a few marketing professionals — all dedicated writers!
After this record-setting winter, I’m ready to welcome spring later this month. What better way to forget shoveling snow and bundling up in sub-zero temperatures than to think of opening day and baseball season. Perfect timing for my latest release, Ballpark! This children’s picture book for young listeners and readers ages 4-8 is now available at on-line retailers. Batter up!