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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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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Skype Author Visit with School in Canada – Friday, March 23, 2012

Friends: I had the pleasure of a Skype Author Visit with David Hoy Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada. Librarian Marilyn Gammon arranged the visit. Yay, Ms. Gammon! It was a blast performing my book, Dinosaur Mardi Gras, for the students. They chomped and stomped and roared with me. What an awesome group of kids! […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children’s Books, Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana, Kid Chef Eliana, Storyteller, Storytelling
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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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Dinosaur Mardi Book Debut Party at Octavia Books – Saturday, January 7, 2012

Friends: Last Saturday, Marita Gentry and I had our Dinosaur Mardi Gras book debut party at Octavia Books in New Orleans. It was so much fun! Despite the incredibly huge football weekend it was in New Orleans (Saints playoff game and LSU v. Alabama national championship game), we had a GIGANTOSAURUS turn-out! We had an […] Read More

Categories: Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 9 – Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friends: Today was Day 9 of my residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary in Metairie, Louisiana. Today, I was in P.E. with Ms. Lombardino, Ms. Tammie, Ms. Kelly, Coach Eric, and Coach Mark. It was such a fun day. I saw all the grades in groups and told draw and tell stories that they had not […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 8 – Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Friends: Today was Day 8 of my A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Stories from A-Z residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary in Metairie, Louisiana. It was my last day to work with the students in the classroom and finalize their books for publication. Because there are so many activities going on in the school […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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Bissonet Plaza Elementary A is for Alligator Draw and Tell Residency Day 7 – Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Friends: Today was the 7th day of my A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Stories from A-Z residency at Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in Metairie, Louisiana. My first class was with Ms. Anchissi’s Kindergarten class. The class worked on the final pages for their book, creating final words and pictures. Ms. Anchissi’s class had […] Read More

Categories: Artist Residency, Arts, arts education, Author, Children, Dianne de Las Casas, Stories, Storyteller, Storytelling
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