Tracker Pixel for Entry

​Illustrator Carrie Hartman: reception and autographs

by Särah Nour | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Writer's Block | January 18th, 2017

On Friday, January 27th, award-winning children’s book illustrator Carrie Hartman will be at Ellen Hopkins Elementary and Robert Asp Elementary as part of a collaboration between the schools. She will sign autographs and present to various classrooms during their alternating library times.

Hartman previously made an appearance at the primary school in Becker MN, where a teacher was quoted as saying, “Carrie's multimedia presentation and stories were entertaining, engaging, and encouraging for the students. She was enthusiastic and easily related to students…Through her step-by-step demonstration, she made an illustrator out of everyone!”

Among the authors Hartman has collaborated with are Julia Cook, author of “My Mouth is a Volcano!”, “It’s Hard to be a Verb!”, and “Personal Space Camp”; Todd Snow, author of “Manners are Important for You and Me” and “Feelings to Share from A to Z;” and Yael Mermelstein, author of “Izzy the Whiz and Passover McClean.”

Several of these book have won Mom’s Choice Awards. Some have been published by Special Kids Enterprises LP and National Center for Youth Issues

Though primarily an illustrator, Hartman wrote a book in 2007 entitled “Child of Mine.” Inspired by her own daughter, this picture book addresses the struggles of both parents and children when it comes to disorders, disabilities, and behavior issues.

In 2012 Hartman illustrated “Gordy and the Magic Diet” by April Runge and Kim Diersen, which takes on the issue of dietary restrictions due to conditions such as allergies, autism, celiac disease, and diabetes. In this story, a boy named Gordy begins a new diet meant to tame the imaginary monster inside him that symbolizes his negative feelings and behaviors.

In addition to visiting schools and conducting workshops, Hartman works as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker with organizations such as the North Dakota Reading Association Conference and the Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She also helps conduct events like the Hubb Children's Literature Festival, the Tri-Metro Art Festival, and the Minnesota Young Writer's Conference.

Hartman has lectured at the Residency Program at the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative in Marshall MN. According to a staff member, “Carrie captivated each grade level. I have never witnessed 90-plus students so focused on the task at hand, even our kindergarten level.”

Hartman’s artwork has appeared in many lucrative publications, including New York Magazine, Midwest Living, Seattle Monthly, Hartford Courant, Star Tribune, and Baltimore Sun.

YOU SHOULD KNOW

For more information, contact Moorhead Area Public Schools at 218-284-3300.

Recently in:

FARGO – The day Tiffany Abentroth stood up before a thousand and more Trump-loving Republicans, she knew the GOP blessing was not within reach. She wasn’t even nervous about it. Still a Marine Corps staff sergeant, she squared…

Last week we talked about my lack of photographic skills and then what the heck am I going to do with all of these bad pictures that I take. Storage options for those pictures continues this week:RAIDAnother storage option is a…

Wednesday, April 25, 9pm-howlingThe Aquarium, 226 Broadway, FargoYou may have heard their sick beats on 95.9 lpfm on Friday's from 5pm-midnight. Now you can dance your pants off in the presence of the minds behind ”The Riverside…

According to Greek mythology Hades is to blame for the Earth’s mournful state of winter. The story involves Persephone the goddess of nature and Hades the god of the underworld in a classic caper of obsession, abduction, and…

Does That Old-Time Religion Signal The End Of Rational Thought?An incident about gender identity in the Maryland Legislature last week magnified a microcosm of what we are going through in the United States about religion in the…

FARGO - A collection of memories from High Plains Reader's annual Cocktail Showdown. Participants were judged on creativity, flavor, and presentation; and this year we added a new category. Like years before, each establishment was…

All About Food

​Oysters

by HPR Staff

By Ben Myhrebenmyhre35@gmail.comAs a North Dakota native, raw oysters are just not a food staple that I think about. We are about as far from the coasts as we can get and we have a backyard full of tasty local cuisine, like walleye…

Record Store Day is all about music artists and fans celebrating “the culture of the independently owned record store.” A variety of unique and special releases are pressed for Record Store Day and those are only distributed to…

Leveraging whatever name-brand clout it might carry with the target demographic, “Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare” -- the onscreen title for the pre and post-credit sequences -- won’t make the kind of impact previously enjoyed by…

There are so many cool places to be in Austin during the South by Southwest Festival -- like the Flatstock Market, which displays the works of the world’s top gig poster artists. The show features posters of varying styles,…

By Nathan Roybardsdream@gmail.comYou are absolutely right. The title is not “To be or not to be” from the famous Shakespeare soliloquy in "Hamlet." I won’t be talking about Shakespeare particularly. I will expound the…

Fargo has its share of people who are passionate about stand-up comedy, even if the success of clubs devoted to it has been mixed. Despite the fact we have seen places like Courtney’s Comedy Club and Level 2 Comedy Club close…

I consider myself an avid wine drinker, but I recently found out there are more than 10,000 varieties of grapes, and about 1,500 of those are used to make commercial wines. I don’t know about you, but I could probably name about…

A few months ago, I was introduced to the concept of probiotics and how they work with our bodies. I would never have guessed the change that occurred after their introduction into my system.I always considered myself a fairly…

By Melissa Martin melissamartincounselor@live.com “I’m sorry” are two vital words to be used in relationships because human beings are imperfect people living in imperfect environments. Ask yourself the following…

Calm was the day in late JulyAnd bright was the sun across the skyBut inside his chest the calm had brokenGovernor Sinner had started croakin’.I laughed the first time I read that, and I’m still laughing every time I think…