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#Vacation: “Short Relief,” a Poem by Charles Filson

Short Relief by Charles Filson Vacation time has come at last the books are laid to rest. Thoughts are turned to swimming holes, There’s no time for taking tests. Taking trips with Mom and Dad if only for a day, … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Summer Sunflowers, by Lynne Dempsey

Summer Sunflowers By Lynne Dempsey   Lynne made a deal with a teenage family member. If they did something outside their comfort zone, she would, too. They held up their end of the bargain. So, here is Lynne’s illustration. A … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Beach Walking,” a Poem by Chrissa Pedersen

Beach Walking By Chrissa Pedersen I’ve forgotten how, To walk on the beach. Finding that line Where the sand is firm, But not so hard it hurts my feet. Sand—fresh washed by the sea. “I agree,” I say to no … Continue reading

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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: Frogs Only, by Tara Santoro

Frogs Only By Tara M. Santoro Tara Santoro grew up in a small New Jersey town known for being the home to the historic Gingerbread Castle. Her artistic skills developed from her childhood pastime of coloring in oversized coloring books … 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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