Resumé


Dianne de Las Casas in front of a HUGE welcome sign at Akers Elementary in Lemoore, CA

 

SELECT AUTHOR VISITS, PERFORMANCES, FILM, WORKSHOP/SEMINAR & RESIDENCY
• Performances, residencies and professional development seminars at numerous schools, libraries & conferences nationally and internationally: Alabama, Arizona, California, Canada, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Singapore, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin
• Headlining Storyteller; International Art of Storytelling Celebration Philippines; November 2014
• Featured Author; Carson City Book Festival in Carson City, Nevada; June 2014
• Featured Presenter; Texas Library Association Conference; April 2014
• Featured Author; Jambalaya Writers Conference; March 2014
• Featured Author & Storyteller; Tucson Festival of Books; March 2014
• Featured Author reading The Little “Read” Hen to 1 million students across America via the Internet; Children’s Book Council and Qlovi; December 2013
• Presenting Author & Storyteller; Kansas Storytelling Festival; April 2013 & April 2014
• Keynote Speaker; Arkansas Reading Association Conference; November 2013 & November 2014
• Featured Author/Storyteller; Art of Storytelling International Festival in Miami, Florida; April 2013
• Commentator on Travel Channel Television Special on Mardi Gras; Aired February 2013
• Featured Author/Storyteller; Knoxville Children’s Festival of Reading; May 2012
• Library Summer Reading Statewide Training in Kansas and Missouri; February and March 2011
• Featured Workshop Presenter; Tennessee Association of School Librarians Statewide Training; July 2011
• Scholastic Book Fairs Philippine Teacher Seminar Tours throughout the Philippines; May 2012; December 2011; May 2010; March 2008; May 2006; and November 2004
• Featured Storyteller; American Association of School Librarians Conference; Minneapolis, MN, October 2011
• Featured Storyteller; ALSC Storytelling Concert at American Library Association Conference; New Orleans, June 2011
• Featured Speaker; American Association of School Librarians National Conference; Charlotte, NC, November 2009 & Minneapolis, MN 2011
• Featured Speaker on technology for artists; Mississippi Commission for the Arts; January 2010
• Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter; IRA Zachary Area Reading Council; April 2010
• Featured Speaker; Encyclomedia Conference; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, September 2009
• Keynote Presenter; Tennessee Association of School Librarians Conference; Murfreesboro, TN, September 2009
• Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter; South Carolina Association of School Librarians Conference; March 2009 and March 2011
• Featured Storyteller & Workshop Presenter; North Carolina Garner Targets the Arts school tour; Raleigh, NC, March 2009
• “Handmade Tales” Seminar; American Library Association Conference; Anaheim, CA, June 2008
• Presenter; International Reading Association; Toronto, Canada, May 2007 and Atlanta, GA, May 2008
• Keynote Presenter; International Reading Association – Guam Council; March 2008
• Louisiana State Library Summer Reading Tour; 1996-2013
• Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge, LA; 2002-2009; Featured Author; October 2011
• American Library Association conference book signings; 2006-2014
• Texas Library Association conference book signings; 2006-2014
• International Reading Association conference book signings; 2006-2014

 

PRINT BOOKS, RECORDINGS & DIGITAL MEDIA
The Cajun Cornbread Boy and The Buttermilk Biscuit Girl; Pelican Publishing; 2017
Captain Deadeye: The Bully Shark; Write Hook Media; 2016
Spooktacular Tales: 25 Just Scary Enough Stories; Libraries Unlimied; 2016
Cinderellaphant; Pelican Publishing Company; 2014
The House That Santa Built; Pelican Publishing Company; 2013
Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit by Kid Chef Eliana; Pelican Publishing Company; 2014 (Editor)
Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana by Kid Chef Eliana; Pelican Publishing Company; 2013 (Editor)
The Little “Read” Hen; Pelican Publishing Company; 2013
Handmade Tales 2: More Stories to Make and Take; Libraries Unlimited; 2013
• “Rockin’ Three Billy Goats” iOS story app; Story Connection & Moglue; 2012
Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear! Pelican Publishing Company; 2012
Dinosaur Mardi Gras; Pelican Publishing Company; 2012
A is for Alligator: Draw and Tell Tales from A-Z; Libraries Unlimited; 2011
Tell Along Tales: Playing with Participation Stories; Libraries Unlimited; 2011
Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories; Libraries Unlimited; 2011
The House That Witchy Built; Pelican Publishing Company; 2011
There’s a Dragon in the Library; Pelican Publishing Company; 2010
The Gigantic Sweet Potato; Pelican Publishing Company; 2010
Mama’s Bayou; Pelican Publishing Company; 2010 (Winner of iParenting Media Award, a Disney company)
Stories on Board: Creating Board Games from Favorite Tales; Libraries Unlimited; 2010
Scared Silly: 25 Tales to Tickle and Thrill; Libraries Unlimited; 2010 (Winner of Storytelling World Honor)
Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach; Pelican Publishing Company; 2009
The Cajun Cornbread Boy; Pelican Publishing Company; 2009
The Story Biz Handbook: How to Manage Your Storytelling Career from the Desk to the Stage; Libraries Unlimited; 2008 (Winner of Storytelling World Award)
Tangram Tales: Story Theater Using the Ancient Chinese Puzzle; Teacher Ideas Press; 2008
Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take; Libraries Unlimited; 2007
Kamishibai Story Theater: The Art of Picture Telling; Teacher Ideas Press; 2006
Story Fest: Crafting Story Theater Scripts; Teacher Ideas Press; 2005
• Jump, Jiggle & Jam ~ A Rhythmic Romp through Story Land Audio CD; 2006 (Winner of 2006 NAPPA Honors & 2006 Children’s Music Web Award, and SLJ “Audio of the Week”)
• World Fiesta ~ Celebrations through Story and Song Audio CD; 2004 (Children’s Music Web Award; and SLJ “Audio of the Week”)
• Jambalaya – Stories with Louisiana Flavor Audio CD; 2003 (Winner of 2004 iParenting Media Award, 2004 Children’s Music Web Award & 2005 Storytelling World Honor)

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/HONORS & AWARDS
• Founder of the international literacy initiative, Picture Book Month, which celebrates the print picture book during the month of November
• International Reading Association LEADER’s 2014 Poet Laureate
• Recipient of the 2014 Ann Martin Book Mark Award, a biannual award presented by the Bishop Byrne Chapter of the Catholic Library Association for her service to libraries and children
• Honorary IRA LEADER
• Featured Author of the Week on Girl Scout Studio website; March 2013
• Featured in Great Lives in History Series, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans edition (Salem Press; 2012)
• Southern Artistry Artist, Louisiana State Roster Artist, Louisiana State Touring Directory Artist & Mississippi Arts Demonstration Roster Artist
• Awarded the Highlights Foundation Chautauqua Writer’s Retreat Scholarship
• Paula Danziger Amber Brown Award by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
• Selected as “40 Under 40″ by Gambit Weekly, Louisiana’s largest weekly newspaper