Literature Conferences

Children's Literature Conference & Reading Conference Presentations for Teachers and Media Specialists

Keynote Address


  "And You Thought You Were Just Having Fun!"   After 9 1/2 years, 385 rejections, and a forest of sloppy copies, children's author Diane Z. Shore published her first book. Diane recounts in her trademark humor, her loooong journey to publication.  "It all started with a story about a little girl who geths a shticker sthuck on her tongue, that was rejected by every publishing house that ever existed!"  But she never gave up her dream!   Get ready for an ultra-energetic, inspirational, story of determination and perseverance that will leave you feeling like you can do anything you set your mind to!     





Read-Alouds That Rock Across the Curriculum: Rhyming read-alouds aren’t just wonderful for storytimes. They’re great for introducing new concepts, theme units, and chapters in ALL subjects, including language arts AND math. Learn how to use rhyming read-alouds to increase students' vocabulary, stimulate imaginations, develop attention, listening, communication/writing, and cognitive skills, and  build background knowledge, all of which leads to independent learning.  Handouts included.