Bissonet Plaza Elementary Residency – The War of the Three Headed Dragon and Dinosaurs by Melaysia, Vanessa, Cameron & Cyrus

The War of the Three Headed Dragon and Dinosaurs By Melaysia, Vanessa, Cameron, and Cyrus Ms. Brumfield’s fifth grade, morning class 6 million years ago, there were two dinosaurs. Their names were Rexamillion and Pterodactyl. There was also a three headed dragon who was evil. Nobody liked him. He was so evil, but he made […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, arts education, Author, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Language Arts, Library, Reading, writing

Tangram Tales at the St. Bernard Parish Library – Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friends: Last Saturday, I was at the St. Bernard Parish library performing my Tangram Tales family workshop. It was so much fun working with the grown-ups and the kids, teaching them how to use tangrams. I taught them how to make their own tangram set, how to format the pictures with the Tangram shapes, and […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children’s Books, Children’s Show, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Family, Language Arts, Library, Literacy, math, Reading, Tangram Tales

Klein ISD, Texas Tour – October 21-26, 2012

Friends: This past week, I toured in Klein ISD in Houston, Texas. I had a great time in five different schools. On Monday, I visited Lemm elementary. Linda Viehe was my host and is the school’s librarian. The students were so much fun! On Tuesday, I visited Middlestadt Elementary. Rachel Bullen is the school librarian. […] Read More

Categories: Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Halloween, Librarians, Library, Performance, School, School Visit, Stories, story time, Storyteller, Storytelling, Storytelling Tours, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, The House that Witchy Built

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

South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference – Greenville, SC – March 11-12, 2009

Friends: I had an amazing time in Greenville, South Carolina at the 2009 South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) Conference. Valerie Byrd Fort (President), Amanda LeBlanc (Conference Coordinator), Kitt Lisenby (Past President, Betty Davis Davis (one of my hostesses), Lena Lee (one of my hostesses), and so many other media specialists made this one […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Conference, Dianne de Las Casas, Librarians, Library, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling

New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference 11-14 & 11-15-08

Friends: I arrived in East Brunswick, New Jersey on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel for the New Jersey Association of School Librarians Conference. After signing books at the Libraries Unlimited booth, I went to dinner with Debby Laboon (Libraries Unlimited’s Authors Respresentative) and Anne Scharff (Greenwood Press’ Sales Representative). We met Judy […] Read More

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Thursday, September 18, 2008 – Library Lessons

Friends: Today, Eliana, my 8 year old daughter, and I went to the library. It was a special trip because she was getting her very own library card. It may not seem like a big deal to you but it is a very big deal to a third grader! This means that she’s a “big […] Read More

Categories: Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Library, Literacy, Reading