Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 3 – Monday, December 10, 2012

Friends:   On Monday, my first class was Ms. Duhe’s first grade class. I was right in the middle of telling my story, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, When the fire alarm went off. We all had to evacuate the classroom. Fortunately, it was only a drill so we were all able to […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Books, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Language Arts, Literacy, Reading, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, The Little “Read” Hen, writing
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Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency Day 2 – Friday, December 7, 2012

  Friends:   On Friday, I visited Bissonnet Plaza Elementary School for the second day of my artist residency. I visit the school every year and I just love it. My first class was Ms. Mora’s fourth grade students. Using my upcoming book, The Little “Read” Hen, I teach them the elements of writing from […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, Books, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Reading, School, School Visit, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Teaching Artist, writing
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Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear Book Launch

Friends: All month long, I have been launching my new book, illustrated by Marita Gentry, Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear (Pelican Publishing), across Southeast Louisiana. Here I am, with Marita, at Octavia Books, with our book debut party on Saturday, October 13, 2012. We had so much fun hanging out with our fans! […] Read More

Categories: Book Signing, Book Store, Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, New Orleans
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Dallas and Wichita Falls, Texas – May 22, 2012

Friends: On May 22, 2012, I headed to Dallas, Texas. It was a two-part visit. I was staying with my friend, Shannon Spake, a high school friend and also visiting Ben Milam School in Wichita Falls. The first thing I did with Shannon and her son, Hayden, was eat at In-N-Out, which we do not […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, School Visit, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built
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Texas Library Association Conference 2012 – April 17-20, 2012

Friends: From Tuesday through Friday of last week, I was at the Texas Library Association conference in Houston. On the first night I was at TLA, they had an opening reception. I was there demonstrating stories from my forthcoming book, Handmade Tales 2, at the ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited booth. This is me with a mouse […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling, Travel
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My Encounter with Hunger Games Author Suzanne Collins

Friends: My 11 year old daughter and I saw The Hunger Games movie on opening day and loved it. I was a big fan of the book/trilogy long before it became a blockbuster movie. In honor of the books and the movie, here is a story about my fun encounter with Suzanne Collins, the author. […] Read More

Categories: Author, Books, Dianne de Las Casas
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Book Signings at Sam’s Clubs – March 10-11, 2012

Friends: Over the weekend, I had book signings at Sam’s Clubs in Metairie, Harvey, and Slidell. I even had fans and friends come out to see me! Yay, Belinda Meliezer! I made new friends too. :) Hi Amber and Messiah! Great meeting Jaxon in Slidell too. His mom to me he’s been reading Madame Poulet […] Read More

Categories: Book Signing, Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas
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World Read Aloud Day – Wednesday, March 8, 2012

Friends: Yesterday, I did a series of Skype Author Visits to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. I Skyped with 2 schools in Maine, a school in Michigan, and a school in Wisconsin. I performed my latest book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, with full audience participation! It was a blast and I had so much fun. After […] Read More

Categories: Author, Books, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Literacy, Reading, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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Thursday, June 11, 2009 – Summer Reading Tour, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana

Friends: Before leaving St. Martin Parish to go to St. Mary Parish, Jasmynn, my 7 year old niece, and Eliana, my 8 year old daughter, had to take a dip in the Olympic size swimming pool at our hotel. They were like two little fish who did not want to be land-bound! Today, I performed […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Books, Children, Crafts, Dianne de Las Casas, Library, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling, Summer Reading, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, Travel, TV show
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Phenomenal Week with New Books and Book Signing! Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friends: On Saturday, December 20, 2008, I had my first book signing for my first children’s picture book,The Cajun Cornbread Boy. The book signing was at Maple Street Children’s Book Shop in New Orleans. It was fun because I was signing books with my best friend, Johnette Downing, Children’s Musician and Author. Johnette was signing […] Read More

Categories: Books, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Christmas, Dianne de Las Casas, Louisiana, Tangram Tales, The Cajun Cornbread Boy
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