Category Archives: Wrtiting Prompts

#Vacation: Pirate Ship, by Julie Fortenberry

Pirate Ship by Julie Fortenberry   Julie Fortenberry has an MFA from Hunter College and her abstract paintings have been in the Whitney Museum of American Art, but for the last 15 years she’s been painting for preschoolers and kindergarteners. … Continue reading

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#Vacation: The Big Wave, by Lee Harper

The Big Wave by Lee Harper   From The Girl with the Metal Shovel, written by Lee Harper (unpublished). Lee Harper is a picture book illustrator from Doylestown, PA, most known for his whimsical illustrations for the best-selling Turkey Trouble series … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “The Best Vacation of All!” a Poem by Diane Hanington

The Best Vacation of All! By Diane Hanington My eyes won’t stop wandering, My attention is in lack. My legs are extremely restless, Can’t wait to go home and pack. At last the bell finally rings, A hundred feet hit … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Bravery, by Inga Eissmann Buccella

Bravery by Inga Eissmann Buccella   For over five years Inga Eissmann Buccella has been creating custom pet renderings and illustrations of pets and owners for her Etsy shop. She has also written and illustrated three children’s books and has … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Dancin’ in the Sand, by Anni Matsick

Dancin’ in the Sand by Anni Matsick   Anni Matsick is a freelance illustrator with over 30 years of experience in creating art for children’s publications. This happy beach scene is part of a story Anni illustrated earlier this year for … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Sky High,” a Poem by Anthony D. Fredericks

Sky High by Anthony D. Fredericks Giggles and laughter Woven among the sand dunes— Children flying kites!   Anthony D. Fredericks is an award-winning author of more than fifty children’s books.  He has also authored Writing Children’s Books: Everything You … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Catching Fireflies, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Catching Fireflies by Berrie Torgan-Randall   Berrie Torgan-Randall has been passionate about children’s literature since she was a little girl and has fed her desire by becoming a children’s librarian and by pursuing a career as an illustrator and writer of … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Flying on Waves,” a Poem by Jennifer Raudenbush

Flying on Waves By Jennifer Raudenbush Perched atop my boogie board, stomach clenched, I lean in toward the wave that’s forming. Hold on tight! Rolling, foaming, cresting white, I ride the wave. I float. I fly— shoot across the sea … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Kandice Can Walk Like a Crab, by Kathy Spall

Kandice Can Walk Like a Crab by Kathy Spall   Kathy Spall studied art and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has worked as a fashion designer. She has also taught PE at a preschool and ballet, tap, and … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Here in Missouri,” a Poem by Jen Bryant

Here in Missouri by Jen Bryant “Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.” —Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care I miss my … Continue reading

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