Brainstorm!

Written by Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Illustrated by Kate Kronreif
Cover credit: illustrator Kate Kronreif
and designer Felicia Macheske
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: August 3, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781534111486
ISBN-10: 1534111484

Available for pre-order wherever books are sold! 

When it’s time to write in class, one child feels like she has absolutely nothing to say. But suddenly—ker-plink!—one drop, one tiny thought, hits her. Before long, she’s caught in a shower of funny phrases, a whirlwind of adjectives and verbs, and a downpour of huge ideas. BOOM, CRASH! It’s a gigantic brainstorm of creativity for her to soak up and play in! 

BRAINSTORM! is targeted to children in grades K-3, who are beginning to learn how to shape and sharpen their idea-generation and storytelling skills. It includes writing prompts and a glossary to help parents, teachers, and librarians encourage kids to have fun playing with new ideas.

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Written by Rebecca Gardyn Levington
Illustrated by Kate Kronreif
Cover credit: illustrator Kate Kronreif
and designer Felicia Macheske
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: August 3, 2022
ISBN-13: 9781534111486
ISBN-10: 1534111484

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Praise for Brainstorm!

“…The metaphor nicely captures the creative process–from the frustration of waiting for inspiration to the anticipation of something gathering in the distance to the sought-after deluge of ideas […] Entertaining reassurance and lighthearted encouragement for those tough first moments of putting pencil to paper”

Kirkus Reviews

“Bouncy, breezy rhymes, playful typography, and bucketloads of ELA classroom tie-ins, are sure to engage the reader and unleash a tornado of ideas.”

Diana Murray, author of the Unicorn Day series

“As one who struggled with on-the-spot writing as a student, this inventive poem picture book speaks to me. BRAINSTORM! will be a dream for writing teachers and an inspiration for young writers!”

Renée LaTulippe, poet and author of The Crab Ballet

“This book is perfect for every child learning to write, especially children who struggle with writing. Every classroom should have a copy!”

Margaret Aitken, author of Old Friends

“This gorgeous book is a teacher’s dream!”

Jolene Gutiérrez, librarian, teacher, and author of Bionic Beasts

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