Oregon Reads Aloud

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Dawn Babb Prochovnic
Illustrator(s): Abigail Marble
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN-10: 1943328862
ISBN-13: 978-1943328864
Release Date: October 18, 2016
Category: Picture Book

First Day Jitters

Synopsis:

Oregon Reads Aloud is a keepsake collection of 25 read-aloud stories for children, written and illustrated by a trove of talented Oregon authors and illustrators. It is a celebration of all things Oregon and a tribute to 25 years of SMART's (Start Making a Reader Today) work empowering children to read.

Dawn's contribution to this collection, FIRST DAY JITTERS, is a crisp, rhythmic story about the anxiety and excitement of starting school . . . in the Pacific Northwest! This rhyming read-aloud offers opportunities to introduce children to American Sign Language and hands-on, STEM-friendly activities and objects such as geodes, fossils, and compost.
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Oregon Reads Aloud is a keepsake collection of 25 read-aloud stories for children, written and illustrated by a trove of talented Oregon authors and illustrators. It is a celebration of all things Oregon and a tribute to 25 years of SMART's (Start Making a Reader Today) work empowering children to read.

Dawn's contribution to this collection, FIRST DAY JITTERS, is a crisp, rhythmic story about the anxiety and excitement of starting school . . . in the Pacific Northwest! This rhyming read-aloud offers opportunities to introduce children to American Sign Language and hands-on, STEM-friendly activities and objects such as geodes, fossils, and compost.
Dawn Babb Prochovnic is the author of 16 picture books in the Story Time with Signs & Rhymes series (2009-2012, ABDO Publishing Group) and a contributor to Oregon Reads Aloud (Graphic Arts Books, 2016). She is also the founder of SmallTalk Learning, a company that specializes in providing sign language workshops for hearing infants, toddlers and young children. Dawn lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two kids, two cats and two dogs. If you ask what her favorite color is, she'll usually say, "Purple."

Dawn loves to visit schools! Elementary schools, preschools, and homeschool groups are her speciality, and she offers programs that can be structured as a fund raiser for your organization.

Learn more at www.dawnprochovnic.com/p/school-visits.html.

Dawn's children's programs have been featured on KGW News Channel 8 as well as on television news magazines such as AM Northwest and MORE Good Day Oregon. Her work has also been covered in print media such as The Oregonian, The Columbian, Portland Metro Parent, The Dalles Chronicle, and The Valley Times. She speaks regularly at schools, libraries, and professional development conferences and was named 2015 Library Supporter of the Year by the Oregon Library Association. Dawn holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Communication and is certified through Sign2Me, an internationally recognized network of infant/toddler sign language/baby sign instructions.
Contact Dawn at:

dawn@smalltalklearning.com (primary)

dprochovnic@gmail.com (secondary)

www.dawnprochovnic.com (web)

503.223.5622

Media Coverage and Reviews:

  

News Channel 8 Story

The Oregonian's Coverage

Dawn's Event Summary


Find out more about Oregon Reads Aloud at:

 

http://www.getsmartoregon.org/25years



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Dawn is a Recipient of Mr. Snook’s Coveted Pleasure Reading Award

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