Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Reading: Children's Literature

Angela Shelf Medearis Series

Angela Shelf Medearis Series

"Recommended. Children will delight in the clever and rhythmic way Ms. Medearis reads and tells her stories." -School Library Journal
"Highly Recommended. These programs are an excellent introduction for children to Medearis' books as well as a great catalyst to motivate children to read. Any comprehensive collection on African American studies would benefit from these programs as well." -VRG Review
Angela Shelf Medearis is not only one of America's most beloved children's authors, she's also the star of The Kitchen Diva television show, the author of a unique cookbook, The New African-American Kitchen, and is the founder of Book Boosters, a non-profit organization that creates multimedia programs for families. As a children's author, she enjoys conveying historical and cultural subjects in picture-book format and says, "Picture books are a child's first step into a lifetime of reading." In this series, the author discusses the steps of publishing children's books; reads one of her popular picture books; then shows off her skills as a storyteller. Produced by Chip Taylor. Programs available on 1 or 3 DVD(s), Digital Streaming File(s) or Video(s). For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. Profile of a Children's Author: Angela Shelf Medearis

1. Profile of a Children's Author: Angela Shelf Medearis

"Highly Recommended. This program offers a visit with African American children's author Angela Shelf Medearis who discusses in very simple terms the steps of publishing children's books, reading parts of her own work, and presenting material as a storyteller. She advises viewers to love what they do and remember Click for more


2. Picking Peas for a Penny

2. Picking Peas for a Penny

The Great Depression is a phrase that describes a period of time when the world's economy dramatically declined from around 1929 until the early 1940s. In the United States one out of four people were unemployed and living was extremely difficult for very many. As a young girl, Angela Shelf Medearis, heard stories Click for more


3. The Ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam

3. The Ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam

Angela Shelf Medearis loves the art of storytelling and this beloved children's author knows a thing or two about what kind of story captures a child's attention; so in this program she's chose to tell her young viewers a fun ghost story. And to add to the fun, she asks them to participate in this savory story Click for more


Angela Shelf Medearis Stories 1, 2, 3

Angela Shelf Medearis Stories 1, 2, 3

A combined version of 1. Profile of a Children's Author: Angela Shelf Medearis; 2. Picking Peas for a Penny and 3. The Ghost of Sifty-Sfity Sam is available.
1. Profile of a Children's Author: Angela Shelf Medearis
"Highly Recommended. This program offers a visit with African American Click for more





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