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Rip All the Pages!
52 Tear-Out Adventures for Creative Writers
By (author): Karen Benke
9781611806571 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 7, Grade (US) from 2 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing Mar 05, 2019
$17.50 CAD
Active 5.12 x 8.03 x 0.34 in | 0.4 lb 112 pages Shambhala Roost Books
Unleash your creativity! Explore creative writing in new ways that will have you cutting, folding, tearing, and ripping the pages!

This is the activity book for out-of-bounds creative writing fun. Full of 52 zany,
silly, and thoughtful prompts—perfect for elementary-aged kids—this book will take your writing to new places, literally! Write a haiku and fold it up into a paper crane, write fortunes and tuck them in places for people to find, write out all your accomplishments and then let your talents soar as a paper airplane—there’s no end to the imaginative ways to use words and paper.

Action-packed activities to get kids writing: Fun, creative, and zany activities to help engage kids’ imaginations and loosen up their creativity.

Perforated pages and a tablet style binding: A creative package that matches the spirit of the book and activities.

Builds off the success of Rip the Page!Karen’s first book is a perennial seller. This book is made up of completely fresh content, allowing these books to succeed side-by-side.

Fun tool for elementary school teachers and parents: Karen’s books have been embraced by teachers around the country. This will appeal to the academic market in the same way and will be a great product for teachers to recommend to parents.

Hard-working author with strong track record: Karen continues to be active teaching workshops and traveling to schools. She is a huge advocate for her books.

KAREN BENKE has inspired children—and even a few adults—in the art of creative writing for over twenty years as a Poet in the Schools, writing coach, and visiting author. She specializes in leading on-the-spot creative writing workshops and has been known to get even the most reluctant writer to reach for a pen. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and national literary journals (Ploughshares, Rattle, Hawaii Pacific Review, Poetry Daily) and her books have been featured in FamilyFun magazine, the San Francisco Book Review, Kids’ Book Review (Australia), and elsewhere. The recipient of two teaching grants from Poets & Writers and residencies from Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Hedgebrook, she runs The Writers Nest and lives north of the Golden Gate Bridge with her teenage son, magic cat Clive, and rescue dog Rasco Roon. Visit her virtually at

Author Residence: San Francisco

Publicity: San Francisco-area events

Outreach to creative writing programs and teachers

“Rip ALL the Pages is a super-rad book packed with smart, engaging, challenging writing prompts that are sure to stoke the creative fires in writers of all ages!”—Kate Schatz, author of Rad Girls Can! and My Rad Life

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