The backdrop for Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds is the Middle Ages. It was a time when people really did believe in dragons, and many early myths and legends featured these fire-breathing creatures. Dragons can be scary—or not, depending on what ages the children are and what kind of stories you want to tell. In the manual, you will find lots of program ideas and book suggestions for all ages featuring dragons. 2005 Artwork-CLICK FOR LARGER VIEW

Daring deeds then, as today, were part and parcel of the human condition. Knights fought dragons, participated in jousts and went on quests. They also laid siege to castles and fought a lot! Damsels were rescued—or in more modern tales, they’re much more active and have some pretty daring adventures of their own.

Wizards and witches (not always medieval) cast wild spells and performed rather amazing deeds themselves.

Invite the children in your community to dream of times long ago, read terrific tales of daring and adventure and enjoy summer library activities filled with medieval magic and merriment, dragons, castles, knights and fun.

"Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds" ( "Dragones, Sueños y Hazañas Heroicas")

CHILDREN'S Manual:

Written by Patti Sinclair, Tami Chumbley and Kathy Ross.
They have completed the content for the 2005 manual and are ready!

2005 Artwork-CLICK FOR LARGER VIEWChildren's Manual has 300 pages

CHAPTER 1: Planning
CHAPTER 2:
Promoting
CHAPTER 3:
Dragons and Unicorns
CHAPTER 4:
Medieval Life and Times
CHAPTER 5:
Knights and castles
CHAPTER 6:
Royal romps (kings, queens, princesses, etc.)
CHAPTER 7:
Magical mayhem (magical stories, wizards, wishing wells, etc.)
 

Award-winning children's book creator and artist Steven Kellogg has completed the 2005 artwork.

Steven Kellogg has been creating picture books since he was a boy. Inspired by the illustrations of N. C. Wyeth and Beatrix Potter he made up and illustrated stories for his sisters. He continued to write and draw throughout his growing up years, and, soon after college, discovered that he could make a living doing this, his favorite thing. Steven has now written or illustrated close to one hundred books, many of them award winning. He maintains a home and studio in the village Essex on Lake Champlain in New York. Steven writes and illustrates picture books, including The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, A Rose for Pinkerton, Clorinda, and more!

 


"Joust Read" ( "Justamente Leer")

Young Adult Manual:

Maria Levetzow, Young Adult Librarian at Bettendorf Public Library (IA) and Carin Barwick, Library Media Specialist in Geneseo, NY, co-authored the teen manual. In addition to material to help librarians plan and support a teen summer reading program, the manual has provided a number of ideas for programs and activities. The manual is accompanied by a variety of clip art images in various graphic formats. The Teen Manual and graphics have be added to the CD for 2005.

Teen Manual has 117 pages 2005 Artwork-CLICK FOR LARGER VIEW

CHAPTER 1: Do We Want To Have a Teen Summer Reading Program?
CHAPTER 2:
Where Do We Start with a Teen Summer Library Program?
CHAPTER 3:
Can We Do Extra Things For Teens
CHAPTER 4:
What Do Teens Need To Do?
CHAPTER 5:
Join The Reading Round Table
CHAPTER 6:
Join The Reading Quest at Your Library
CHAPTER 7:
Keep A Vigil
CHAPTER 8:
Medieval Magic
CHAPTER 9:
Just Jesting
CHAPTER 10:
Illuminate Your Life
CHAPTER 11:
Wrapping It Up

Appendix 1: Blank Planning Calendars of the 12 months
Appendix 2: Professional and Websites
Appendix 3:
More Medieval Tales Bibliography
Appendix 4:
Joust Read Clip Art for Use in Planning and Publicity
 

Seattle artist Doug Keith has completed the artwork for the YA poster. Keith has illustrated "The Errant Knight", "The Whoosh of Gadoosh", and other picture books. Doug Keith's ability to work in a variety of styles and mediums has attracted clients such as Sports Illustrated, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Mariners, the Goodwill Games, local TV stations, restaurants and advertising agencies. Along the way, Keith has won an Emmy award for television graphics (KIRO-TV), a Society of Newspaper Design award (the Seattle Times), and national recognition for his innovative designs.