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About MeI'm a children's poet or, as author/illustrator Christina Leist* so creatively dubbed me, a word acrobat. I've written several critically acclaimed collections + read more of humorous verse for kids and am now writing picture books too. My poems have been featured in Chirp magazine, on buses for Poetry in Transit and on a plaque at Kits Beach as part of the Reading Lights initiative. For over a decade, I've been entertaining kids of all ages with interactive poetry performances at schools and libraries, as well as at public events, like Coquitlam’s 125th anniversary celebration. I live in Maple Ridge with my husband, three kids and a plethora of pets.
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    Literature Types
  • Picture Books
  • Poetry

Published WorksTEATIME
Tiffany Stone (author) and Jori van der Linde (illustrator)
Simply Read Books, 2016
Hardcover; picture book; 32 pages
Ages 3 - 7
ISBN 10: 1927018676
ISBN 13: 978-1927018675

RAINBOW SHOES
Tiffany Stone (author) and Stefan Czernecki (illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2013
Hardcover; poetry picture book; 32 pages
Ages 3 - 7
ISBN 10: 1896580858
ISBN 13: 978-1896580852

BAAAAD ANIMALS
Tiffany Stone (author) and Christina Leist (illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2006
Paperback; poetry; 64 pages
Ages 6 - 9
ISBN 10: 189658036X
ISBN 13: 978-1896580364

FLOYD THE FLAMINGO AND HIS FLOCK OF FRIENDS
Tiffany Stone (author) and Kathryn Shoemaker (illustrator)
Tradewind Books, 2004
Paperback; poetry; 64 pages
Ages 6 - 9
ISBN 10: 1896580580
ISBN 13: 978-1896580586

Speaking InformationFor preschool, kindergarten and grade 1, my presentation is an interactive performance of a variety of my published poems, using props and puppets and + read more encouraging a great deal of audience participation. I find 30-minute sessions are ideal for short attention spans.

For grades 2, 3 and 4 (and sometimes 5 and even 6), I can add a game that introduces/reinforces poetic devices, such as alliteration and similes, as well as a group poetry writing activity involving rhyme and rhythm. I recommend 30 to 45 minutes per session.

For workshops, I often get students (including adults) to write their way from simple non-rhyming adjective poems describing a favourite animal or food, to colour simile poems incorporating the senses in unexpected ways (Red smells like…), to creating ‘found’ poems by tearing words out of newspapers, to venturing into rhymed poetry by writing their own verses to Dennis Lee’s “Alligator Pie.” I recommend an hour or more for workshops. Show Less


    I Will Travel To:
  • Vancouver
  • Coast
  • Lower Mainland
  • Gulf and Vancouver Islands
  • Thompson Okanagan
  • Northern British Columbia
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
  • Kootenay Rockies
  • The Territories
  • Canada - beyond BC

    I Present to Age Groups:
  • Primary School
  • Grades K-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • College / University / Adult

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Testimonials"The children were very excited to meet a “real live poet” and Miss Stone did not disappoint. She + read more was an animated performer and shared her work with passion and enthusiasm. The students were fully engaged from the moment she entered the room with her bag full of fantastic props."
-Grade 2 teacher, Vancouver, BC Show Less
"The students and teachers were all very impressed with Tiffany Stone and the teachers used her + read more presentation as a jumping board for poetry lessons in the classroom. Having a local poet was inspiring for students and made poetry come alive for them."
-Teacher-Librarian, Langley, BC Show Less

Awards and Recognition:Rainbow Shoes was a finalist for the 2013 BC Book Prize's Christie Harris Illustrated Children's + show more Literature Prize.

Floyd the Flamingo and his flock of friends won third place in the picture book category at BC’s Chocolate Lily Young Reader’s Choice Awards in 2006.
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