Yay - A HATFUL OF DRAGONS has been selected by Bank Street College of Education for their Prestigious Annual 2021 Best Books List.
I am delighted to showcase my art publicly in my home city of Bellevue WA, this time on a utility box located in front of Highland Middle School. This particular installation features 10 images from my series AN UTTERANCE INEFFABLE.
Locals, check it out when you are driving by on Bel-Red Road, Bellevue WA.
How delightful that educators are able to find ways to use my book A HATFUL OF DRAGONS in the classroom.
Here are some examples I found on the web:
1. A Hatful of Dragons - Poetry Discussion Questions - Google Slides™ Compatible
From the Website:
"This product includes 44 comprehension, literary instruction, reflection, critical thinking, discussion, and composition prompts on cards for studying the poetry book A Hatful of Dragons written and illustrated by Vikram Madan. This book is a highly engaging and humorous poetry collection that students of all ages will enjoy.
2. A Hatful of Dragons Trivia Questions
From the website:
"Attached are 120 trivia questions and answers broken up by chapter for A Hatful of Dragon by Vikram Madan to be used for book battle, book club, guided reading groups, literature circles, comprehension checks, etc."
If you are looking for ways to bring poetry into the classroom, the above guides might be helpful.
Note: I have no affiliation with the content creators listed here.
I am pleased to share that the American Library Association ALSC has picked my 'A HATFUL OF DRAGONS' book as a 2021 Summer Reading List Selection, the only poetry book to make the list for K-2 students.
See the full lists here: www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/2021-summer-reading-list
I am delighted to share that my Owl & Penguin characters will soon be appearing in a graphic novel for beginning readers to be published by Holiday House in 2022. These characters started as a small 8"x8" painting - funny how they've managed to find a life all their own :)
A recently unveiled Utility Box Mural in Kent, WA featuring art from my Perplexed Penguins Oil Paintings.
Located at the intersection of SE 272nd St (Kent-Kangley Road) and 152nd Ave SE in Kent WA.
Woohoo - My book, A Hatful of Dragons, has been selected for the 2021-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List - one of the most distinguished reading lists for kids across the United States! This is a rare and prestigious honor - only 20 books are selected for this list every year, and kids in Texas in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 are asked to read books from this list 'just for fun' - as a way to promote reading and literacy. Last year over 130,000 kids participated in this reading program! Read more about it here: https://txla.org/news/2021-2022-texas-bluebonnet-award-master-list-released/
“The Texas Bluebonnet list is a prestigious list composed of titles from diverse, imaginative and creative authors. The titles on the list offer students in grades 3-6, quality literature that is both fiction and nonfiction to be read for pleasure,” said Jacqui Bridges-Sheppherd, TBA coordinator. “Titles were chosen that allow the books to act as windows into reality and imaginary worlds while offering a view into someone else’s experiences; and mirrors that reflect a reader’s own life or culture while building their identity. This literature also takes the student’s interests in mind and provides positive reviews for parents, teachers and librarians.”
***UPDATE 9/1/20*** The Kickstarter project completed successfully - thank you all for your support!
If you missed the Kickstarter and still want to participate - please see this project reprise on IndieGogo:
Lil' Reaper Fans - please check out my Lil' Reaper Carpe Diem Kickstarter, running 7/19/20 - 8/20/20