Appearances/In the Media

      IN THE NEWS 

  • Spring 2012 issue The Magazine of William Paterson University
  • Spring 2012 issue Montclair State University Magazine:  Melissa Mola Collesano ’02 MA is the owner of Book Babe, a company that focuses on empowering readers of all ages to show off their love of reading with style and pizzazz while displaying admirable character traits. She has been featured in Author’s Alley at the 2011 NJEA Convention and the 2011 NJASL Convention in Southern New Jersey.
  • April/May 2012 issue School Librarian’s Workshop:  SPOTLIGHTING~Character Building in the book, Pheobe McKeeby in I Promise I'll Take care of the Dog.  After waiting for a long time, Phoebe is about to get a dog for her birthday. Her Dad explains that before selecting a breed, it is important for Phoebe to understand the responsibilities of ownership. Although she thinks she knows what is necessary, her parents quickly show her that there will be many duties which will be shared by the whole family. They visit the library for books on how to train a dog and find good names. There is a sixteen-item list on caring for the new pet and another for training language. Phoebe goes to bed ready for what lies ahead but is roused by her birthday gift –a Labrador puppy. The story is told in rhyme and is followed by a “Reflection Section” on Phoebe’s focus on Responsibility as a character trait. Collesano, Melissa J. Phoebe McKeeby in I’ll Take Care of the Dog. Xlibris, 2011, unp. ill. 978-1-4653-6467-8 (Gr. K-3)This is a subscription-based publication, however, readers can request this sample issue (April/May 2012 issue) by
  • October 15, 2011 Press of Atlantic City: Everyone Has a Story
  • Ultimate Cheerleaders~Spotlight Article

  •  MEET and GREET:
    • 2014 NJ TEACHERS Convention, AC, NJ
    • 2014 NJASL Convention, AC, NJ
    • 10/13 Stockton  College, Galloway, NJ
    • 6/23/12 Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Event, Jersey City, NJ
    •  2/4/12 Atlantic Co. Library, Galloway Branch, NJ
    • 2011 NJ TEACHERS Convention, AC, NJ
    • 2011 NJASL Convention, AC, NJ