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Kids in Print 2015--GET CREATIVE!

Hey! You! If you are looking for some excitement, for a chance to get creative, then look no further. Richland Library's Kids in Print literary magazine is currently accepting submissions.

Kids in Print is a program designed to showcase the talents of young people across the Midlands. We accept entries from children and teens ages 6-18. Entries may be submitted at any Richland Library location. For a complete list of guidelines, find them online or visit your nearest Richland Library location.

This year, we're celebrating our contributors by publishing each entry on our website or in our Kids in Print magazine published in March 2015. Contributors increase their chances of publication by submitting up to 10 entries.

Now that it's summer vacation, you have more time for poetry, photography, prose--however you choose to express yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Get busy creating!

Questions? E-mail Heather McCue at hmccue@richlandlibrary.com or call 803.988.0894.

To get your creative gears turning, check out some of the amazing books below to help you get inspired.


My Weird Writing Tips by Dan Gutman
Amazon Says: The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school—from elementary school through college. Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids ma more...
Amazon Says: The ability to put thoughts into writing is an essential skill vital to success in school—from elementary school through college. Bestselling author Dan Gutman helps kids master this important skill with his fun, informative writing guide, My Weird Writing Tips. Dan offers tricks for spelling hard words, understanding the difference between similar words like “its” and “it’s,” and conquering grammar stumbling blocks like commas and apostrophes. He also teaches readers how to write an engaging story, in line with the grades 2–5 Common Core goals for writing a narrative. With illustrated appearances from A.J. and Andrea, stars of his bestselling My Weird School series, and with his trademark wacky sense of humor, Dan makes learning the writing and storytelling basics so fun kids will forget they’re learning. less...
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Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
Amazon Says: A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of di more...
Amazon Says: A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder. The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb’s fleecy coat—celebrate the oops in life.  less...
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Amazon Says: Make those writing dreams a reality with this comprehensive guide that explains how to go from staring at an empty page to becoming a published author. Designed to in more...
Amazon Says: Make those writing dreams a reality with this comprehensive guide that explains how to go from staring at an empty page to becoming a published author. Designed to inspire creative expression and help aspiring young writers achieve their dreams, So, You Want to Be a Writer? takes readers through the fulfilling step-by-step process of becoming a professional writer, from learning how to generate ideas to getting published and promoting their work.      Aspiring writers will learn how to tackle writer’s block, improve technique, approach publishers, and more. A detailed list of magazines, websites, contests, and book publishers looking for young authors will keep readers’ eyes on the prize, while exclusive interviews with bestselling authors and young published writers will keep them engaged and inspired.      So, You Want to Be a Writer? includes exclusive insights from well-known authors, such as the late Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and fantasy author Amanda Hocking, who self-published her first novels to huge buzz. And profiles on young writers who are out there working right now—from a Vanity Fair blogger to a lyricist—give a real-time perspective to the dream profession. less...
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Amazon Says: Ready to build a graphic novel? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started more...
Amazon Says: Ready to build a graphic novel? First, you’ll need the right tools. Open this title in the Writer’s Toolbox series and discover plenty of tips and tools to get you started. Soon you’ll be filling panels, boxes, and bubbles like a pro! less...
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Amazon Says: Learn how to create your first pieces of art with these 35 brilliant projects! This book will show you all the different ways you can make fabulous pictures that you will be more...
Amazon Says: Learn how to create your first pieces of art with these 35 brilliant projects! This book will show you all the different ways you can make fabulous pictures that you will be proud of. You ll find lots of ideas in Pretty Prints from using sponge cloths to bubble wrap and potatoes. Then have fun trying out the projects in Painting Fun, where you can get messy with the ink blot aliens and wet tissue paper pictures, and create fabulous pictures like the oil pastel owl. In Beach and Vacation Art, you can make use of natural materials that you find while you re playing, such as driftwood and shells, plus have a go at the seagull postcards to send to your friends. Finally, use scraps of paper, photos, and magazine pages in Paper and Collage Art for super creations, including a photo collage that would be a great gift and homemade picture frames to display all your new pieces of art. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your artistic skills develop. less...
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Amazon Says: Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews! Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library! "Add a little natural more...
Amazon Says: Named one of the Best Children's Books of 2012 by Kirkus Reviews! Named one of the top Children's Books of 2012 by the New York Public Library! "Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this." —School Library Journal starred review "Out of a windless August night/A luna moth in ghostly light Beat softly on my window screen/Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green. She whispered secrets in my ear--/I am but a stranger here. The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I. You will not see me here tonight--/I have a thousand stars to write." What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Designed for family sharing but targeted to ages 4-8, this dynamic, fresh, yet still classic collection of animal poems is a must-have for the family bookshelf. Featured poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Dorothy Aldis, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more. Divided into chapters that group the poems by theme for extra resonance, the collection is a mix of old and new, classics, and never-before-published. A foreword from Lewis, sets the scene for helping children appreciate this gift of language and this visual feast for the eyes. Chapters include: Welcome to the World (birth of animal young) Big Ones (large animals--elephants, hippos, rhinos, bears) Little Ones (small animals--worms, insects) Winged Ones (birds and other flying creatures) Water Ones (aquatic animals--fish, dolphins, crabs) Strange Ones (curious creatures--armadillos, centipedes) Noisy Ones (loud animals--lions, hyenas) Quiet Ones (silent or still animals--hens, rabbits, snakes) Last Thought (a reflection on the world we share with animals) Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1054-6 , $28.90/$33.00 Can National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.  less...
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Amazon Says: With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror! "Remarkable."—The Washin more...
Amazon Says: With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror! "Remarkable."—The Washington Post "This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art."—Time Out New York for Kids What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both. less...
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Amazon Says: Digital photography is hot, and kids want to get in on the fun. This comprehensive instructional guide, created especially for youngsters, tells them exactly what they need to more...
Amazon Says: Digital photography is hot, and kids want to get in on the fun. This comprehensive instructional guide, created especially for youngsters, tells them exactly what they need to know to capture those birthday parties, school events, sleepovers, and family vacations. Every important question gets an easy-to-understand answer: What’s a pixel? What is resolution and why does it matter? How can I make computers, scanners, and printers work with my camera? Children will get creative with software that alters and enhances images, and learn new ways to add text, adjust color and brightness, and change a background. Fifteen appealing projects, from turning snapshots into puzzles to crafting unique CD covers, photo magnets, and digital scrapbooks, make this a no-brainer for the budding photographer. less...
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