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Inspo Mini Style features Olivia Lauren

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Inspo Mini Style features Olivia Lauren

Olivia Lauren is an 11 year old avid reader who just happens to own her own publishing house! Lauren Simone Publishing House (Lauren Simone Pubs for short) consists of 7 youth authors, 5 adult authors, 5 young illustrators, and an advisory board. The company was started July 28 2016. It released its first book “Occupations A to Z” in February 2017. Lauren Simone Pubs has printed over a dozen titles including the “Olivia Lauren” book series, “Disco Balls of the Universe”, “Elijah And His Invisible Friend”, “I May Not Be Like You, But We Can Be Friends”, and “The Tale...


Red Clover Reader Feature Imani Ariana Grant

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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.


Kozy Korner Space Party

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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...


Engineering through picture books

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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,...


Book Launch: The Tale of Princess Alicia

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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...