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#Vacation: Vacation Time, by Joe Kulka

Vacation Time By Joe Kulka   Joe Kulka is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. He has illustrated over 20 books for children, 6 of which he wrote. Joe’s book “Wolf’s Coming!” has won multiple awards and was named … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Redwood Giant!,” a Poem by Lily Erlic

Redwood Giant! By Lily Erlic Redwood Giant! Your trunk is like a red-necked dinosaur, Stretch, stretch to touch the sky, What does your canopy say? Whispers to the clouds, no doubt, Secrets in the sky, Your droplets fall to my face, … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Beach Life, by Rebecca Thornburgh

Beach Life By Rebecca Thornburgh   Rebecca Thornburgh has illustrated somewhere around 135 children’s books, two nine-foot fiberglass polar bears, and a buncha murals. In July of 2019, Rebecca will graduate from Hamline University with an MFA in creative writing … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Fries Surprise, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Fries Surprise 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: “Keyboard Vacation Haiku,” by Wendy Greenley

Keyboard Vacation Haiku By Wendy Greenley Bon voyage. Lizards dart between my sandy toes while frogs sing love songs. Inhale salt spray as imagination wanders. Write yourself there, too.   A mother of two, Wendy Greenley has also been an … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Sun and Sand, by Anni Matsick

Sun and Sand by Anni Matsick   Anni Matsick is a freelance illustrator with over 30 years of experience in creating art for children’s publications. This drawing was done for a page in a coloring book for Montefiore Healing Arts. Anni is … Continue reading

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#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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