Richele Bartkowiak is an award-winning freelance photographer, videographer, and illustrator. She graduated with a degree in journalism, specializing in photograph, and was honored by her major professor when he included her work in his book of outstanding photographical works. Richele has worked under the tutelage of Rick Staudt, one of the most respected photographers of the last century. It was while working with Rick that she found her passion for photographing young children. Richele's illustrations are included in More than a Magnet, Less than a Dollar, Art in Surprising Places, The Complete Daily Curriculum, and Reading Readiness. Her work includes The Infant and Toddler Photo Activity Library, The Bilingual Theme Series CD covers, the Bountiful Earth CD cover, the School Days CD cover and the Bountiful Earth book and CD set cover. Richele has created numerous video works. Magic, A Pocket Full of Little Miracles, You're Our Hero, and The Power of One are among the more well known.
Richele lives in Cypress, Texas.
Praise for The Preschool Photo Activity Library:
"64 cards in this kit are designed to help children build language and literacy skills.A large color photograph on one side of each card will capture children’s interest. On the back are a vocabulary list, suggested activities, questions teachers can ask, children’s books, and a related American Sign Language sign."
--Teaching Young Children, NAEYC Editorial