• WELCOME TO A NEW 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR AT NEWTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY.
     
     
     
    NEWS FLASH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
     
     
     
    David Shannon
    AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR:
     
    MR.DAVID SHANNON IS COMING TO OUR LIBRARY ON MONDAY - OCTOBER 1ST TO VISIT WITH OUR FIRST AND SECOND GRADERS.
    BOOKTENDERS' SECRET GARDEN IS CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS AND IS SHARING SOME STORE FAVORITES WITH HOST SCHOOLS.
     
    MR. SHANNON A PICTURE BOOK CREATOR HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ARTIST. "I'VE DRAWN SINCE I COULD HOLD A PENCIL, OR A CRAYON," HE SAYS.  AS A LITTLE BOY HE LOVED DRAWING PICTURES OF HIMSELF DOING ALL THE THINGS HE WASN'T SUPPOSED TO DO. IT WAS THESE EARLY DRAWINGS HIS MOM SAVED THAT BECAME THE BASIS FOR HIS CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK,   NO DAVID!. 
     
    MR. SHANNON'S  DAUGHTER EMMA PROVIDED INSPIRATION FOR HIS PLUNKY LITTLE HEROINE ALICE. SHE ALSO INFLUENCED HER DAD AS HE WROTE DUCK ON  A BIKE BY MAKING ANIMAL NOISES BEFORE SHE COULD EVEN TALK.

    SCHOLASTIC'S BIO INFORMATION NOTES THAT DAVID WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON,D.C., GREW UP IN SPOKANE , WASHINGTON. HE GRADUATED FROM THE ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, THEN MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY. HIS ILLUSTRATIONS HAVE APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, TIME, AND ROLLING STONE, PLUS HIS ARTWORK HAS GRACED A NUMBER OF BOOK JACKETS. NOW SHANNON AND HIS WIFE HEIDI, THEIR DAUGHTER, EMMA, AND THEIR DOG, FERGUS, LIVE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. 
     
    WOW THANK YOU BOOKTENDERS'!
     
    ALL ORDER FORMS AND MONEY IS DUE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH.
    ORDER FORM
     
     
     
     
     
     
     Don Brown
     
     
     
    HAPPY NEW 2013 YEAR !!!!!
     
    NEWTOWN ELEMENTARY IS SO VERY LUCKY TO HOST
     
    MR. DON BROWN ON TUESDAY - APRIL 9, 2013
     
    MR. BROWN'S ABILITY TO PRESENT HISTORY TO CHILDREN NOT ONLY IN A INFORMATIVE WAY BUT THEN TO ADD AN ENTERTAINING TWIST TOO IS WHY WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE HIM COME TO OUR LIBRARY AND MODEL HIS CRAFT.
     
    " Don connects history to students's lives. He introduces them to the struggles of real people, and explores the nature of perseverance and its importance to achieve. Don connects writing books to school work. He reminds students that writing and research follow the same principles whether they are for a publisher or a school assignment."
     
    During his presentations these are some ways Mr. Brown a noted author and artist will catch our children's attention:
     
    1. He will explains the steps and standards for writing non-fiction books. Children can use this knowledge to evaluate historical literature.
    2. He will outline the process needed to create the images in picture books and describes how students can adopt it for their own art.
    3. He will review all the materials he uses to create his books and will show how they can be accessible for student projects.
    4. He will review the importance of history to contemporary literature, film, and art.
     
    Don Brown is a published adapter, author, and illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Mr. Brown makes his home on Long Island New York. 
     
     
     
     
     
    STAY TUNED FOR OUR AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS COMING NEXT 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR.