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C.R.E.A.T.E. with Dev Petty

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Take a peek behind the creative curtain with author Dev Petty and find out what inspires her, where she goes to write, and her funny superstition. The C.R.E.A.T.E. series explores creativity with children’s book authors and illustrators.

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40 Picture Books for Young Activists

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Inspired by the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Representative John Lewis, we’ve compiled a list of thirty-five picture books perfect for rallying young activists and getting the next generation on the move for social justice.

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Jumbies-Inspired Upcycled Masks

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Upcycle egg cartons and odds and ends from your art supplies to create your own masks. Perfect for readers’ theater, independent play, or decorating a book display – make your masks colorful, creepy, or anything in between!

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A Different Pond: Sky/Pond Reflection Paintings

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The illustrations of A Different Pond show the beauty and magic of a starlit sky reflected in a body of water. No matter how simple the activities taking place – gathering sticks, laughing at jokes, catching fish – they all seem more special and significant against the gorgeous backdrop. With a few simple art supplies, your little readers can create their own Sky/Pond reflection paintings.

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Things To Do Poetry Mobile Craft

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The picture book Things To Do inspires us to do something crafty. This Poetry Mobile craft plays with the fluidity, motion and magic of poems in a concreted way and makes a beautiful decoration. It’s a perfect way to bring language and art together with children of any age.

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Inspiration Collages

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Ezra Jack Keats was inspired by a photo of a little boy when he created The Snowy Day. Today we will be making our own collages based on the people, places, and things in our lives that inspire us the most.

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Making Something Beautiful

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In Maybe Something Beautiful, one child sets out to spread joy and light in her community by using the transformative powers of art. Contributor Katie Penry shows us how we can do the same in our own neighborhoods with a fun, inspired craft.

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Transform Your Neighborhood

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Bloggers and book-loving-moms Lauren Davis and Katey Howes have teamed up to offer parents, teachers and caregivers this list of simple, actionable ways you and your children can transform your community into “something beautiful.”

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C.R.E.A.T.E. with Adam Rubin

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Take a peek behind the creative curtain with author Adam Rubin and find out what inspires him, where he goes to write, and how he combats his arch enemy: procrastination. The C.R.E.A.T.E. series explores creativity with children’s book authors and illustrators.

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C.R.E.A.T.E. with Dev Petty

In All, CREATE, Videos by Brian Gonsar1 Comment

Take a peek behind the creative curtain with author Dev Petty and find out what inspires her, where she goes to write, and her funny superstition. The C.R.E.A.T.E. series explores creativity with children’s book authors and illustrators.