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Elizabeth Dulemba

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Elizabeth O. Dulemba, a.k.a. “e,” was beamed to this planet with a pencil in her hand. Once she stopped chewing on it, she began to draw and write . . . Elizabeth’s first picture book, The Prince’s Diary, was named No. 1 2006 Valentine’s Day Pick by Book Sense in conjunction with the Association of American Publishers (AAP). One of her latest, the bilingual Paco and the Giant Chile Plant ~ Paco y la planta de chile gigante, was a 2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Award bronze medalist. Her ParentSmart KidHappy™ series has also won numerous awards, and Elizabeth was recently named the 2008 Magazine Merit Award winner by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for her December cover for Highlights Magazine. Look for Elizabeth's first book as both author and illustrator this fall—Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón.

Elizabeth enjoys speaking at schools, festivals, conferences, and events and teaches “Creating Picture Books” at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Visit her website, dulemba.com, to learn more and download a new free coloring page every week at her blog.

Ready to Play!

Ready to Play!
written by Stacey Kaye
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Free Spirit Publishing, 2009
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-1575423180

Playtime can be riddled with conflict. Trouble sharing. Haggles over what to play. Jealousy, hurt feelings—and of course tears when playtime ends. For kids just learning to get along, Ready to Play! offers healthy, lasting ways to help kids cooperate, develop social skills, and have fun. With honesty and gentle humor, this book shows parents how to encourage sharing, soothe hurt feelings, ease jealousy and settle arguments—without "rescuing" kids from solving their own problems. Positive parenting techniques include giving encouragement, validating feelings and inviting solutions and outcomes. The result: you get through playdate challenges will less stress while building your child's emotional intelligence.

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant ~
Paco y la Planta de Chile Gigante

written by Keith Polette
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Raven Tree Press
Bilingual Hardcover ISBN 978-0977090624
Bilingual Paperback ISBN 978-0-9794462-3-8
English Paperback = ISBN 978-1932748994
Spanish Paperback = ISBN 978-1932748970

Paco takes the familiar "Jack and the Beanstalk" tale and gives it more than a few new twists. Told as a fractured fairy tale, our hero, Jack, is now called Paco, and the story takes place in a beautiful desert setting in the American Southwest.

The story is presented as an English text with embedded Spanish in rojo. A vocabulary page is included to jump start learning in either language.

An activity page is available for this title.

Awards and Recognition
2008 Moonbeam Children's Book Award bronze medalist

Ready for Bed

Ready for Bed!
written by Stacey Kaye
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Free Spirit Publishing, 2008
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-1575422695

"I don't want to go to bed!" If you're a parent of a preschool-age child, you've probably heard this before. And you probably know about the crying, fits, and complaining—by both of you—that can follow.

Ready for Bed! offers healthy, lasting solutions. With honesty and gentle humor, each book in the ParentSmart/KidHappy series shows parents how to handle daily transitions by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building your child's emotional intelligence.

Ready for the Day

Ready for the Day!
written by Stacey Kaye
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Free Spirit Publishing, 2008
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-1575422688

Getting a preschooler out the door in the morning can be a frustrating battle of wills complete with crying and complaining—by parents and kids alike. Ready for the Day! offers healthy, lasting solutions.

With honesty and gentle humor, each book in the ParentSmart/KidHappy series shows parents how to handle daily transitions by giving encouragement, offering choices, and validating feelings. The result: you get through everyday challenges with less stress while building your child's emotional intelligence.

Awards
iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product for 2008; Association of Booksellers for Children Top Title for Back to School in the 2008 ABC Toolbox

Pop Got a Hit

Pop Got a Hit
written by Laura Black
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Harcourt, 2008
ISBN 978-0153641596

Snake-Bit Rake Handle

The Snake-Bit Rake Handle
written by Laura Black
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Houghton Mifflin, 2008
ages 4 to 8

Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese

Glitter Girl and the Crazy Cheese
written by Frank Hollon
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
MacAdam Cage Publishers, 2006
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-1-59692-137-5

Lilly can't go out to play until she finishes her lunch, but what's she to do when the cheese jumps up from her sandwich and runs out the cat door?

An activity page is available for this title.

The Prince's Diary

The Prince's Diary
written by Renee Ting
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Shen's Books, 2005
ages 4 to 8, ISBN 978-1-885008-27-5

Young Prince Stephen has a problem: how to find the girl he calls Cinderella. He has seen her from afar, but figuring out how to meet her proves difficult. In this charming version of the Cinderella story, take a peek at the Prince’s personal diary as he tells the well-known story from his point of view.

An activity page is available for this title.

Awards
No. 1 2006 Valentine's Day Pick by BookSense

Haley and The Big Blast

Haley and The Big Blast
written by A.E. Scotland
illustrated by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Amy Elise Press, 2006
ages 6 to 9, ISBN 978-0-9776760-2-6

Explosions, fires, broken windows—what more can go wrong! Haley Bellamy is a scientist and inventor even though she is only 10 years old! She is forever trying to create experiments, fix things, or invent contraptions. The only problem is that everything always seems to go wrong.

Mistletoe Madness

Mistletoe Madness: A Short Story Collection
closing poem, "Day After Christmas,"
and four interior illustrations by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Blooming Tree Press, 2004
ISBN 978-0-9718348-2-8

This collection of holiday treats comes to you by way of over thirty authors, poets and illustrators from all over the United States, Canada and Switzerland.

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