Lauren Simone Blogs

Red Clover Reader Feature Imani Ariana Grant

Red Clover Reader Feature Imani Ariana Grant

Imani talks to Red Clover Reader about her book, Disco Balls of the Universe. Visit link to learn details.

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Kozy Korner Space Party

Kozy Korner Space Party

Kozy Korner invited Lauren Simone Pubs to host a Space Party. Melissa-Sue John read "Disco Balls of the Universe" written by child author, Imani Ariana Grant and illustrated by teen artists, Simonne-Anais Clarke and Zachary-Michael Clarke. After reading the story, Melissa asked the children "What was your favorite planet?" Joshua said "Jupiter because it is the largest planet". Tiana said "Mars because it is red, my favorite color" Marleigh said, "Uranus because it sounds like anus"After the story, children were invited to a craft table to color the planets, cut them out and create a Space Mobile. The children seemed to...

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Engineering through picture books

Engineering through picture books

So you are an educator and you want to introduce more STEM activities to your students? Picture books provide perfect opportunities for teaching the problem-solving skills that are the basis of engineering?I recently attended a workshop entitled “Engineering a Story” at the STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The workshop focused Engineering Design Process (EDP) — or problem solving — applied to any fiction or nonfiction text.”When generating a list of picture books to examine problem solving, of course you want that list to feature diverse main characters. You can find these books through the Diverse BookFinder. Click on Search and type in “problem solving.” You could do a similar search on another STEM topics,...

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Book Launch: The Tale of Princess Alicia

Book Launch: The Tale of Princess Alicia

On Saturday December 1st, my business partners, Shaneika Burchell-Kerr, Olivia Lauren, and myself, Melissa-Sue John met at Bronx Bethany Nazarene Church, where we would be hosting the most anticipated book launch for Lauren Simone Pubs (LSP). The Tale of Princess Alicia is the 10th book, but the first chapter book, to be published by LSP. Written by entrepreneur and very talented author, Yvette Phillips, “The Tale of Princess Alicia” is a story about a young girl who has a strong love for animals, and the animals loved her in return. Princess Alicia befriended all the animals near her castle. Because of...

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Annie's Book Stop

Annie's Book Stop

On November 24 12-6pm, Lauren Simone Pubs celebrated ​"Small Business Saturday" at Annie's Book Stop located at 65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603. Authors were shared their stories and visions. Olivia Lauren and Imani had a chance to discuss their inspirations for their books. You can now find our books on their shelves! Ask for Trisha and let them know Lauren Simone Pubs sent you!  

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