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Of Childhood and Enid Blyton

Many of my social and cultural background in India started reading English books as kids thanks to Enid Blyton. I still have vivid memories of the characters in the Noddy series:  apart from Noddy himself, Mr. 339 more words

On Writing: Resources For Writers

Huh?! Picture Books Illustrated by a Mommy and 5-year-old Daughter?

OK, I know I am not Oliver Jeffers but I did it anyway!

I wrote the story, my 5-year-old daughter, Chloe and I co-illustrated the books! 181 more words

BOOKS: Wisdom

Several weeks ago I was honored to be named a finalist in this year’s Katherine Paterson Prize at Hunger Mountain. The story I submitted, DANCING GRANNIES, I wrote to celebrate four of the most amazing women I had ever known- my grandmother and her sisters. 581 more words

Children's Book Recommendations

Timely for Christmas, timeless for other events. 

Let me put the following list in some context. You’re seeing the cleaned up version of two long-running conversations from a closed group for children’s book recommendations. 2,012 more words


A comic strip with facts, beautifully illustrated fiction and non-fiction, gripping stories and funny books are all on the shortlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards

Award-winning author and illustrator Chris Riddell’s latest book on the adventures of Goth Girl is among six children’s books shortlisted for the prestigious Blue Peter Book Awards 2015. 719 more words

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Reading with babies and toddlers

Recently I have spoken to a number of people who do not feel comfortable reading with their babies and children, and I wanted to write this post to address some of the difficulties people have when reading with small children. 1,051 more words