I've moved! New blog address.

My new website + blog is emilyneuburger.com.  Please visit me there!

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Thanks, and see you in my new space!

xo emily


Book Awards

Best Picks winner in Dr. Toy’s 2012 Best Children’s Products Program
(Dr. Toy)

Winner of a 2012 Family Choice Award
(Parenting Magazine Group)

Book Reviews

“Emily Neuburger’s Show Me A Story is a road map for children and adults as they chart a story from inception all the way to ‘ever after.’ It’s filled with ideas for parents and teachers alike to nurture young minds and help them see the world as a story to be told.”
(Dean McCartney, Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education)

“Neuburger shows parents and teachers how to tap into the creative power that lies within every child. Dozens of projects draw on that magical blend of story and art that is so irresistible for kids.”
(Alexandra Kennedy, Executive Director, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art)

“Parents, teachers, and child-care providers will find plenty of inspiration in these projects, and children will enjoy using them in their creative pursuits.”
(Library Journal)

“Low on tech, high on terrific”
(Cool Mom Picks)

“Have you ever thought about combining craft projects and story telling?  What an ingenious idea!”

“This book is truly a great resource”
(Washington Family Magazine)

” The projects Emily has designed are simple, yet totally enticing…..I’m so thrilled to have a slew of new ideas for the coming cold, when we’re looking for cozy activities around the fire, but tons of the projects incorporate outside time, too…… it arrived in the midst of my daughter having a playdate and both girls devoured it cover to cover.”
(Maya Donenfeld; Blogger, Author Mayamade.blogspot.com)

“What memories and people – especially families – are all about: stories (both true and imagined), told and retold within groups of people. This is an official rave.”
(Scrapbooking & Beyond)

“Each craft project is presented in an easy-to-follow way, with colorful photographs of the adorable and fun-looking projects.”

“Emily K. Neuburger’s guide to inspiring storytelling in children welcomes readers as easily as a mother on a playground. … the book makes storytelling simple … Show Me a Story is a necessary book for parents, educators, and those who might be searching for new ways to spark the creativity of young people.”
(San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review)

“A must-have book for parents and teachers, this amazing book is full of creative ideas to develop a child’s storytelling skills. From story stones to picture tales to story maps, your children’s imagination will blossom as they enjoy the activities listed in this book. Regardless of their reading level, this book is a great tool for developing reading comprehension, sequence, characters, setting, plot, and so much more.”

“Unique and beautiful … this book can be the beginning of endless hours of creativity for both kids and the grown-ups who spend time with them.”
(The Deseret News)

“Public and school libraries will want this rich, innovative craft book in their collections.”
(School Library Journal)

Testimonials from Workshops & Classes

“Emily Neuburger’s program at the Boston Public Library was a delight. Using an activity from “Show Me a Story”, she led an engaging workshop where our patrons created their own story maps. Each child was encouraged to use their imagination to outline and paint a map of a world all their own, accompanied by narrations of the scopes of those worlds.  From tigers in trees to islands in the sky, each map was unique and inspired. The book is full of ideas that are both creative and easy to plan, making it a wonderful resource for librarians, teachers, and parents alike. We have already begun using more programs from “Show Me a Story” and we look forward to hosting Emily again. ”
(Margaret Levine; Children’s Librarian at the Boston Public Library)

“Emily’s book is a tool for teachers and parents as we struggle to keep the art of conversation and imagination alive. The activity that my kindergarten students participated in, along with their 5th grade buddies guidance, was perfect for provoking expressive language while allowing them to create artwork preserving a memory. This was a spectacular activity and has prompted me to purchase her book to check out other activities for storytelling!”
(Robin Poirot; Kindergarten Teacher at Cheshire Elementary School in Adams, MA)

“Emily’s art classes are very creative and engaging to children of all ages.  She received rave reviews from her students and their parents and we look forward to having her teach at The Carle again!”
(Diana MacKenzie; Public Art Program Educator at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, MA)


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Valley Advocate's Valley Kids   February-March 2011