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February 26, 2018

Who hasn't dreamed of being an astronaut, exploring the vast solar system? What about exploring or probing the vast depths of our oceans? I have a surprise today. The amazing Nonfiction writer, Jennifer Swanson, has a book that compares these two scientific fields. Although Jennifer Swans...

February 16, 2018

At some point in their life, I imagine everyone's wondered what "home" meant. Was it wherever their things were? Where they were born? Wherever a special someone lived with them (parent, pet, significant other)? Or is there an indefinable something that makes a place a home?

Vincent the ca...

February 14, 2018

Today, I get the privilege of talking with the husband and wife Bagley team, Jessixa and Aaron, who created the lovely and poignant Vincent Comes Home.

While you probably know Jessixa from as the author/illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats for Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBW...

February 11, 2018

Here is my entry for Susanna Hill's -

 3rd Annual Pretty Much World Famous

 Valentiny Writing Contest!!!

Here are the rules for the contest:

Write a Valentines story appropriate for children (children here defined as ages 12 and under) maximum 214 words in w...

February 9, 2018

Who hasn't had (or been) a child that couldn't sleep, worried about shadows or creaky noises?  A child who needed one more story or one more drink of water?  What happens when a little bear is told he must sleep until spring?

Pat Zietlow Miller (Sophie's Squash) has don...

February 2, 2018

Have a new sibling arriving soon? Perhaps a kid who loves dinosaurs? Or just absolutely adore "How to . . ." picture books. Have I got a book for you today!

Jill Esbaum (I am Cow, Hear Me Moo!) and Mike Boldt (I Don't Want to be a Frog) have combined to create a hysterical romp through the...

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