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SUMMERTIME PHOTO FUN! Libraries, Bookstores, and Trolleys! Oh, My! SLIDESHOW!

07.30.13

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Early in the Summer I had a wonderful time visiting Shoreview Public Library. I just received this fabulous Thank You card from Librarian extraodinaire, Angela Miller

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Here are some photos of the event!

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WOW!

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There were even dinosaur lollipops!

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I went down to Virginia to see my niece graduate from high school and did an event at the crazy‐awesome Givens Books. This is me and my brother outside Givens Books. He was super helpful in getting in contact with Mr. Givens.

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Here’s the check‐out counter at Givens Books!

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The Three Triceratops felt right at home!

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Awesome Jack and the Beanstalk!

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Kazoo along!

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Signing books with two awesome kids!

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Passing out bookmarks and stickers.

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Signing.

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Me and my fabulous wife Trisha Speed Shaskan, who is responsible for all these great photos at Givens Books. We both fell in love with the store.

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Me, Mr. Givens, and his daughter.

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I visited Chapter 2 Books in Hudson WI.

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Reading A DOG IS A DOG.

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Reading A DOG IS A DOG.

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A lot of family came out to see me. Thanks to the Jacot clan that stormed the bookstore!

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Best action photo! Once again thanks to Trisha for taking great photos!

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Check out the new slippers! A big thank you to Kari Pearson for taking all these awesome photos. It was 93 degrees out and I was there for over three hours doing three different readings.

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Stomp like a dinosaur!

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF.

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Singing songs!

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Playing kazoos!

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It’s always great to see friends on board!

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Thanks Monica, Harlo, and Levi!

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Playing some toddler tunes.

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF.

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Reading THE THREE TRICERATOPS TUFF!

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The fabulous Pamela Klinger‐Horn showed up with her mother in‐law!







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My Crazy Summer (so far)

07.30.12

Here’s what’s been happening.

I had a great time reading some of my favorite books and singing songs at the awesome independent bookstore Red Balloon Bookshop.

Playing songs at the Red Balloon Bookshop!

Reading HOW I BECAME A PIRATE! by Melinda Long and David Shannon

I read before the St. Paul Saints (our local minor league team) game. We sang take me out to the ballgame and even did an instrumental version with all the kids playing kazoos! A big thank you to MACKIN Educational Resources and the Saint Paul Saints (especially Annie) for working together and making such a great event!

Trisha and I with my name up in lights!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME kazoo style!

Mudonna even sat in for the reading!

I even got some great Saints gear!

I read at Barnes and Noble in Roseville, MN. 4 year old Ingrid (no photo) belted out “You Are My Sunshine!”

A As my mom said, “Barnes and Noble that’s the Big Time.”

Last but not least, I celebrated a birthday, and a good friend gave me this amazing crazy fantastic vintage children’s book about the planets!

Ski‐Hi by Terry!

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Boneshaker the song!

02.07.12

I’ve decided to create a special song for my Boneshaker bookstore event. It is available for free on my reverbnation page! If you are going to the reading, listen to the song, and then when I sing it at Boneshaker Books you’ll be in the know!

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Toddler art for A Dog is a Dog at Play in L.A.!

01.05.12

Play specializes in music and art, and all of our activities are designed for children to participate in along with parents or caregivers. In the design of our space and of our programs, we strive to create an environment that encourages exploration, and is fun and exciting both for kids and their adults. Here’s the link to PLAY!

The awesome people at Play read my book and had a fun project to do with parents and their toddlers! Here are the results!

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The Book Shelf Reading and Sing‐a‐long!

11.28.11

The Book Shelf Reading and Sing‐a‐long!
The Book Shelf
162 W. 2nd Street, Winona, MN 55987
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Stephen Shaskan will be reading his debut picture book A Dog is a Dog at 6:30 pm followed by questions and a Sing‐a‐long.

Please join us for a festive evening at your local, independent book store.

There will be wine and appetizers (free while they last) and a dinner entrée offering from The Blue Heron.

Free gift wrapping will be available.

Help with those difficult‐to‐buy for people on your list will be offered to you by any one of our excellent staff members — think of us as your own private elves!

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Seward Child Care Center Presents: Stephen Shaskan

11.22.11

Seward Child Care Center Presents: Stephen Shaskan
Seward Child Care Center (Facebook link)
2323 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Saturday, December 3, 2011
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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As part of the Seward Arts Festival, Seward Child Care Center will be hosting children’s book author and longtime SCCC sub Stephen Shaskan, who will be singing songs and reading his new book, A Dog Is a Dog, published by Chronicle Books.

The readings will be at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM, with music, book signing, general frivolity, and snack noshing taking place in between!

For more information on the Seward Arts Festival, visit www​.sewardarts​.org.

Hope you can stop by and join us, and feel free to spread the word about this fun event. Hope you can make it!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

*The flyer is a downloadable pdf suitable for coloring and hanging on your fridge 😉

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Reading and Sing‐a‐long!

11.11.11

Reading and Sing‐a‐long!
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota
November 12, 2011

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Please join me as I read my debut picture book A Dog is a Dog! I’ll be reading, singing songs, and signing my book! Wear your favorite costume!

Book Trailer

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