Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair is Here!
In conjunction with our Read Around the World event, we’re celebrating reading all week long! See authors read and perform from their own books, raise money for the school, and connect with others in our school community.
Take care of your holiday shopping and support CWC Silver Lake!
BOOK FAIR HOURS
Saturday 12/8 10am-5:00pm
Reading by Erik Passoja at 12pm
Reading by Antonio Sacre at 2pm
Reading by Conor Dublin at 3pm
Monday 12/10 8:30am-11:15am, 2:45pm-5:00pm
Reading by Mark Reis at 3:45pm
Reading by Principal Ramona Patrick at 4:15pm
Tuesday 12/11 8:30am-11:15am, 2:45pm-5:00pm
Readings by Laura Marlowe at 3:45pm and 4:15pm
Wednesday 12/11 8:30am-11:15am, 2pm-5:00pm
Reading Cecil Castellucci at 2pm
Reading by Courtney Watkins at 2:45pm
Thursday 12/13 8:30am-11:15am, 2:45pm-5:00pm
Reading and Music by Melissa Green at 3:30pm
Reading by Henry Turner at 4:15pm
Friday 12/14 8:30am-11:15am, 2:45pm-8:00pm
Puppet Show for Sing Along with Leedo and Booey at 6:30 pm. Also, Conductor Bob will be performing.
Saturday, December 8th through
Friday, December 14th
Children’s Assistance League
5620 De Longpre Avenue
BOOKS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
With special guests:
Avrom Gart, M.D.
Take care of your holiday shopping
and support CWC Silverlake!
THE ADVENTURES OF LEEDO AND BOOEY
In this 30 minutes of fun play for children, based on Dr. Gart’s book “Sing Along With Leedo and Booey”, children of all ages will be taken by Conductor Bob in an unforgettable adventure that includes songs, cartoons, puppets and a lot more!
Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth and The Year of the Beasts. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Castellucci
Conor Dublin, wrote “Kate’s First Mate” in order to “encourage children to face their dreams and passions head-on…”
Avrom Gart, MD is Director of Pain Management and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. Dr. Gart is also an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). And now author and creator of Sing Along with Leedo and Booey.
Melissa Green, popular singer/songwriter and Parents Choice recommended award-winner, will share the process of turning words into music. http://melissagreenmusic.com
As a child, Laura fell in love with books, poetry, and dogs. During her teen years, Laura began writing poetry and short stories, became involved in animal welfare, and worked to support animal rights. Her first published work, “Tommy the Throwaway Dog,” is especially close to her heart. In her spare time, Laura works with various animal welfare organizations and shelters in the U.S. and abroad, listens to international music, and travels (Australia is a top favorite).
She resides in Southern California and enjoys caring for her beautiful Golden Retriever.
CWC Silverlake parent Erik Passoja won first prize at the Ellis Anvil Storytelling Contest with “The Johnny Sandwich”, after bringing the story to local elementary schools. Now it’s being developed into a children’s book. Erik has been a standup comedian and actor for the past 20 years in New York and Los Angeles. http://www.passoja.com
A dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, yoga instructor, partner, father and now writer/author, is proud to present his first children’s book. Originally, an idea as a gift he wanted to be able to give his son, he soon learned it could perhaps be a book and story to be shared with many families.
A Smile for Everyone by Mark C. Reis. “When a lucky young boy is placed with his “forever family”, his joyful new parents see not only how their lives brighten, but also how his smile makes the people in their neighborhood happy too!
Antonio Sacre is an internationally touring Bi-lingual storyteller, writer, and solo performance artist based in Los Angeles. He has been a featured storyteller at the Kennedy Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress, and museums, schools, libraries, and festivals worldwide.
His storytelling recordings have won numerous awards, including the American Library Association’s Notable Recipient Award, the Parent’s Choice Gold and Silver Awards, and the National Association of Parenting Publications Gold Award. He was awarded an Ethnic and Folk Arts Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council.
Author of The Barking Mouse, A Mango in the Hand, and La Noche Buena.
CWC Silverlake parent Henry Turner is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, the setting of much of his writing. He studied privately with the novelists John Rechy and Hubert Selby Jr. His amazing son Hugo (Miss Dolly, second grade, CWC SL) supplied the title for YESTERNIGHT, his dad’s young adult novel due out in summer 2013 from Penguin Dial. In his writing as well as his life, Henry feels much gratitude for his wife Alma’s love, support, inspiration and ideas.
CWC Hollywood’s own Courtney Watkins will share the experience of turning her life story into an illustrated book. As the premier “Thinker Upper,” she empowers kids with the confidence and tools to unearth the “Aha!” hidden in every day. The Creative Force at the helm of The Jim Henson Company’s web series THE POSSIBILITY SHOP airing on Disney, Courtney’s creative spark has ignited programs for Disney, CBS, The Jim Henson Company, Wonder! and Little, Brown & Co. http://www.courtneywatkins.com/