Eureka is light bulb. An ordinary light bulb glows, dims, and gets replaced by a new bulb. Eureka dreams of glowing forever — like an IDEA! But how does a little light bulb become a great idea? Come join Eureka to find out how this extraordinary light bulb glows forever!
As an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle, who makes quick for the water and disappears, and watch a train rumble by as they walk uphill to a big purple house that belongs to their friend Barbara. Wednesday chases squirrels while the two friends discuss fishing and war and how back before the neighborhood was there enormous woolly mammoths roamed where houses now sit.
Thoughts open up to other thoughts, and ideas are born and carried forward, often transforming into other ideas until he finds that ideas really are all around, you just have to know what to do with them. This title has Common Core connections.
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.
In Whale of an Idea, there is an underwater culture similar to the world we know as humans. This story is about a whale who discovers what ideas can do and that the size of the thinker does not determine or limit the size of the idea. Because, no matter how big we are, sometimes we all feel small. A Whale of an Idea is a tale of discovery and realization of the potential of imagination.
Do you love thinking up new ideas? Do you jump from one idea to the next? Would you rather start tomorrow? Or is your brain just brimming with ideas, ready to burst?
Join Sozi, the enthusiastic star of The Best Book in the World, as she experiences the elation, struggle, and triumph of making ideas happen. It won't be easy, but Sozi is ready for any obstacle that may stand in her way. Her Idea is a story for all ages and a tale about getting to THE END. Featuring immersive illustrations and bold colors, Her Idea is sure to captivate and inspire readers of all ages, encouraging creativity, and bringing the fruits of imagination to life.
For more info about PiBoIdMo check out Tara's blog here: https://taralazar.com/2016/09/23/big-news-piboidmo-changes/
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with new books coming soon.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous soon to be debut author/illustrator Sarah Momo Romero.
And 5th Mondays will feature awesomely irreverent and super funny Aussie author Brydie Wright.
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