Diane Z. Shore' Books

     Children's author and storyteller, Diane Z. Shore says her favorite thing about writing for children is meeting the kids. She writes picture books, early reader chapter books, poetry, short stories, games/puzzle pages, and non-fiction.
     “Humorous stories and poems are my favorite things to write," says Diane. "I try to make them
kid-friendly with lots of humor and a twist at the end."
     Her work has been published in a variety of magazines including Highlights for Children, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Turtle, Children's Playmate, Boys' Quest, and various teaching magazines.
     Diane lives in metro Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children, Jennifer and Sam. She travels across the US with her lively “A-Rockin’ and A-Readin’!” school and library presentations inspiring thousands of kids to read! Visit her at www.dianezshore.com.

How to Drive Your Sister Crazy

Do you have a big sister?
Do you know how to drive her crazy?
It's easy, really easy.
Take it from me, Bradley Harris Pinkerton.
I’m good at it.
Just ask my sister, Abby.

     Does your sister hog the bathroom? Does she spend hours
on the phone with her friends? Then this book is for you!
All you need is a rubber snake, some bubble gum, and a little bit of sneakiness.
Oh, and a really good hiding place!

This Is the Feast
This is Thanksgiving, a time to remember
the friendships and freedoms we all share together.

     The Pilgrims’ harrowing journey to the New World, their first year as settlers, and their celebration of friendship with their neighbors the Indians all come to life through the lyrical text and warm rich art.
     An engaging read-aloud from the author of This Is the Dream and the illustrator of The Little Old Woman Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, this meticulously researched Thanksgiving picture book will immediately find a place in classrooms, homes and hearts.

This Is the Dream

From Booklist
*Starred Review* The rhythmic verse tells the story of the civil rights struggle with simplicity and power, while the images bring the concepts home in a way that children will see and feel. An excellent resource for discussing the changes of the civil rights era as they benefit all Americans.

Look Both Ways

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-An appealing tale with an important message about safety. This story could be used both to entertain and to teach.

Bus-A-Saurus Bop

From School Library Journal
     Wild, garish cartoons of the Bus-a-Saurus with its bulging eyes, reptilian tongue and cavernous gullet and the bug-eyed children with their odd shaped heads all add to the fun. It's bizarre, it's off -beat and it may not appeal to everyone, but any kid who has ever ridden a school bus will howl with delight and be-bop on his next bus ride. .