In our area, the school year ended less than a month ago, so I'm definitely not in back-to-school mode yet. But I know some schools get rolling in early August, so I wanted to mention to those of you who are teachers that I have some bookmarks I'd be happy to send your way for your students for back-to-school.
I have two bookmark designs especially for classrooms. One features Mr. Fish and quotes the reassuring theme of The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School (illustrated by Dan Hanna):
You are smart.
You can get it.
Don't forget it!
The other design features the cover of Picture Day Perfection (illustrated by Dan Santat) and gives a bit of reading encouragement:
Books help us picture life's possibilities, so read lots of them!
Those two bookmarks, with their emphasis on learning and reading, work well in the classroom, especially on the milestones of First Day and of Picture Day.
In addition, I have some holiday-themed bookmarks, to go along with the forthcoming The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish. The message on that bookmark echoes the book's conclusion:
Peace, joy, and love -- what a very merry gift!
The bookmarks are sized 2" x 6". The back of each bookmark has a list of my other books.
If you're interested in some bookmarks for your classroom, I'd love to send some your way.
Those of you who are booksellers or librarians, I'm happy to send bookmarks for a story time or a display.
And I'm always happy to send bookmarks to anyone who would like some for their own use or to share with friends.
If you'd like some bookmarks, please email me (deborah [at] deborahdiesen [dot] com). Let me know which style(s) you'd like, how many, your mailing address, and when you will need them by. [: I will be traveling quite a bit during November 2015. Because of this, my response time to emails in November and early December will be delayed. My apologies! But I’ll reply as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience.]
I generally sign the bookmarks before sending, but if you'd prefer I leave the signing spot blank so you can write your own message there, let me know that and I'll skip the signing.
I'll take this post down once I run out of bookmarks, but until then, I've got plenty.
Thank you for sharing the joy of books and reading -- and the fun of bookmarks!