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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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
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Sacred Heart Elementary Author Visit – Friday, September 28, 2012

Friends: Last week, on Friday, I did an author visit at Academy of our Sacred Heart school in New Orleans. I saw pre-K through fourth grades and had so much fun with them! Even the itty-bitties stayed still for my stories! There was a lot of fun audience participation. I told a variety of my […] Read More

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Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading – May 19, 2012

Friends: Last month, I was honored to be part of the esteemed Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading. I flew to Knoxville straight from my daughter, Soleil’s college graduation. I was excited to see my friends, Dan Yaccarino and David Ezra Stein, who were both 2011 Picture Book Month Champions. In addition, I met the incredibly […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Children, Children’s Books, Children’s Entertainment, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Performance, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato
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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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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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Dinosaur Mardi Gras Book Signings

Friends: I haven’t blogged in a while and I am testing the WordPress app from my iPhone. January and February were fantastically busy months launching my new book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, illustrated by Marita Gentry. We toured bookstores across Louisiana and had a great time with all the kids! Laissez les bon temps rugir! Let […] Read More

Categories: Author, Book Signing, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Reading, Storyteller, Storytelling
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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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Stories on Board Educator Workshop at Audubon Elementary – Monday, November 3, 2008

Friends: On Monday, I presented a professional development workshop at Audubon Elementary for the teachers. I forgot my digital camera but was able to take a few pictures with my phone camera. I presented, “Stories on Board: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales.” I showed the teachers my method of turning folktales into board games […] Read More

Categories: Dianne de Las Casas, Folktales, Games, Language Arts, Literacy, math, Reading, Stories, writing
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Received 2 Book Contracts in the Mail! – October 9, 2008

Friends: Happy Happy Joy Joy! Today, I received 2 book contracts in the mail, one I was expecting and one that was a delightful surprise. I received a new book contract from Libraries Unlimited for Stories on Board: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales and a new picture book with Pelican Publishing Company, Madame Poule […] Read More

Categories: Author, board games, Children, Children’s Book Illustration, Children’s Books, Children’s Stories, Dianne de Las Casas, Folktales, Louisiana, New Orleans, Reading, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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