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Children’s Librarian & Author- Chelsea DiCicco

“I write books that inspire the power of imagination and creativity. Imagination is one of the most innovative and wonderful tools we have. It can be used in all facets of life. Imagination leads to inventiveness… Inventiveness leads to outside-of-the-box thinkers. And we all know that outside-of-the-box thinkers make creative problem solvers. But imagination is useful in other ways too. It can lend a hand when we are feeling the weight of the world on our shoulders by creating a safe haven of escape… a peaceful retreat for the mind to recover, and come back again. Imagination is priceless.

-Chelsea DiCicco-

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Chelsea is a tea drinker, book reviewer, fort builder, stuffed animal collector, jewelry maker, cinephile, night owl, midnight coffee brewer, ADHD girl, and Hufflepuff. Her favorite past-time is being seven years old and living in Washington State. Her favorite expressions include (but are not limited to) "yippie-kayak-other-buckets," - by Charles Boyle, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and "stay fresh cheese bags."  When she's not shelving or recommending books as a Children's Librarian, she's usually home, reading or writing her own as a Children's Book Author. 

Chelsea loves everything about working in the library. Not only is she surrounded by books, but she's able to help people in her community gain access to wonderful free programs. One of Chelsea's favorite programs that she hosts every month is her S.T.E.A.M. Homeschool Group. Every month is something new and exciting!

Chelsea is a big fan of sunshine and blankets and loves being near the water. And she's an animal enthusiast. Really. She has a sloth backpack that she wears pretty much everywhere. It's name is Seth, and it's her favorite physical possession. Growing up her two heroes were Jane Goodall and Steve Irwin. Although she has a soft spot for all animals in her heart, foxes and bats are her all time favorite. So, if you really want to impress her, start a conversation about one of the two and you can't go wrong.

Top three GUILTY PLEASURE favorite movies

  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Kung Fu Panda

A few of my favorite children’s Authors/illustrators

  • K.G. Cambpell
  • Julie Fogliano
  • Adam Rex
  • Aaron Reynolds
  • Emma Reynolds
  • Scott Campbell
  • Tara Lazar
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Stephanie Meyers
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • William Joyce
  • Jon Klassen
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Ryan T. Higgins

a stack or two (or three.. because let’s face it, choosing favorites is hard) of my favorite Picture Books

some wonderful Middle Grade stories I love

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