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September 30, 2019

Susan Edwards Richmond is a children’s author and poet. A passionate birder and naturalist, Susan teaches preschool on a farm and wildlife sanctuary in eastern Massachusetts. She earned her M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis, and is an award-winning poet wit...

September 27, 2019

I love that biographies offer us a window into the adventures, decisions, and struggles of people we admire. It's fun to discover little known facts or aspects of people I thought I knew. 

But it is even more fun to learn about the people I've never heard of. Introducing me to ne...

September 23, 2019

Christine Evans is a children’s author and a British ex-pat living in sunny California with her windsurfing husband, two busy kids, and a lazy Yorkshire Terrier. She has a particular passion for history and nature. She’s written for Highlights, High Five, and Christine is al...

September 20, 2019

When I was younger my grandmother and I spent hours on the beach looking for interesting rocks, shells, and sand dollars. It's no wonder I have what some may call an exploding collection of shells from around the world. Abalone from Japan, Limpets from Scotland, Conchs from the Cayman Isl...

September 16, 2019

Poetry provides a wonderful vehicle to make inferences,

 determine themes, and cite textual evidence in complex,

yet manageable texts. ~ Michelle Schaub

Michelle Schaub is an award-winning children's author. Her children's poetry collection, Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day At The Farmers' Market,...

September 13, 2019

It's interesting how perspective changes things. Those paper brick building blocks that seemed gigantic when you're a two-year-old and that English sheepdog that was the size of a bear are all a lot smaller when you look at them as an adult. And a simple stick can be a plant support to a...

September 12, 2019

It’s crazy that one name  appears on the front of a book

when things should really read like movie credits.

                                                                         ~ Brendan Wenzel...

September 6, 2019

I remember my kids fascination with the fables about how animals got their stripes, shells, or why spiders made webs. Fantastical stories explaining natural phenomena, and often the wilder the better, dominated our library piles for many years. Inexplicably, since none of us really like s...

September 2, 2019

It takes months of writing,

years to be published,

and five minutes

for someone to read it.   ~ Annemarie Guertin

Annemarie Riley Guertin graduated from Wheelock College and Fitchburg State University, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education (summa cum laude). Annemarie...

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