Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Join Me For The "Virtual Book Club" With Special Capstone Authors and Illustrators


I love connecting with the authors and illustrators that we have as part of our Capstone Publishing Virtual Book Club.  It's such a special way to hear them read the books they've created, talk about their lives as authors, illustrators, and so much more. 

For this episode of the Virtual Book Club, we invited author, Stef Wade, and Illustrator, Jennifer Davidson, to share their wonderful new Capstone picture book, The Very Last Leaf.

Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? 
In this funny and encouraging picture book, best-selling author Stef Wade (A Place for Pluto) tells an engaging story and deftly addresses social and emotional struggles many kids encounter each day...feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc. These themes combined with illustrator Jennifer Davison's delightful characters and rich autumnal colors make The Very Last Leaf a perfect book for the start of a new school year, the arrival of autumn, or any period of transition in life.

I loved hearing Stef talk about and read, The Very Last Leaf, and talk to Jennifer (who was connecting with us from her home in Ireland) about how she created Lance Cottonwood and brought Stef's story to life.  
It joins the others in the Capstone Publishing Virtual Book Club YouTube Channel, which you can subscribe to here.  Once you have subscribed, you will get a quick notification each time we add a new episode.

As we look for engaging and meaningful experiences to offer and share with our students, face-to-face or virtual, and these are the perfect literacy event to share.  I add them to our choice boards, Seesaw and Pear Deck library and classroom lessons, and on our Symbaloo that connects them to reading, listening and more. 

Thank you for joining us, friends.  We will have a new episode in a few weeks and I can't wait to share it again with all of you. 

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