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StoryMakers | Marcie Colleen THE SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS

StoryMakers with Marcie Colleen

On this episode of StoryMakers, Rocco interviews KidLit TV team member/author Marcie Colleen! Do you love doughnuts and dancing? Then the SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS are your kind of bears! Be ready to grab your dancing shoes and show off your moves, because Rocco and Marcie are going to show you how to do the Super Happy Party Dance! Be ready to have a party with these books!


Written by Marcie Colleen; Illustrated by Steve James
To the Super Happy Party Bears, everything is a good thing. Their entire attitude can be summed up in one word: YAY! They love doughnuts, dancing, and above all else―a good party. Not so for the rest of the animals living in the Grumpy Woods. They find the bears terribly annoying. When a few beavers come to town, the Grumpy Woods are even grumpier than usual. These beavers are drying up their river with their dam . . . the beavers are ruining everything! They must leave―it is decreed! But the Super Happy Party Bears just love the beavers! As the Grumpy Woods scheme to unwelcome them, the Super Happy Party Bears throw them a housewarming party that will prove dancing can always save the day.

Written by Marcie Colleen; Illustrated by Steve James
The Grumpy Woods dislike Wallace Woodpecker only slightly less than the Super Happy Party Bears. They find his pecking preposterously loud, but the bears think Wallace is beating a nice rhythm–it’s great for early-morning dancercise! The bears convince Wallace he has great skills to offer the woods, and they give him ideas for unsolicited handy work. Instead of endearing him to the neighbors, it annoys them even more. Can the bears really help this noisy neighbor?


Written by Marcie Colleen; Illustrated by Steve James
When Queen Beetrice and her beehive opens for business in the Grumpy Woods, the Super Happy Party Bears are excited–they LOVE honey! But the other Grumpy Woods residents are very unhappy with all the noisy buzzing going on, and they boycott the bees! Too much sugar sends the bears into early hibernation and soon the woods are overflowing with uneaten honey. The townscritters need a fast solution to the sticky situation–and so they decide to throw an Un-Slumber Party to wake those bears up!

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Written by Marcie Colleen; Illustrated by Bob Shea
Ever since they were a dot and a speck, Circle and Square have been best friends. Then someone new comes along: a cool, exciting Triangle. And three starts to feel like a crowd. With their friendship bent out of shape, can they put it back together again?



Marcie creates highly acclaimed Teacher’s Guides that align picture books and middle grade novels with the Common Core and state mandated standards. She is the Education Consultant for Picture Book Month and the Curriculum Developer for Time Traveler Tours & Tales. Marcie is also a former classroom teacher turned author. Her books include The Super Happy Party Bears chapter book series (Macmillan/Imprint), as well as upcoming picture books The Adventure of the Penguinaut (Scholastic) and Love, Triangle (part of a two-book deal with Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins). She is a frequent presenter at conferences for the SCBWI, as well as a faculty member for Kidlit Writing School. Her educational work in children’s literature has been recognized by School Library JournalPublisher’s Weekly, and the Children’s Book Council.

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