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Coming this week: Creativity!

Featuring Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman, illustrations by Steve Wilson; Not A Box by Antoinette Portis; and Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg


Agent Deborah Warren on Character-Driven Stories and Making the Most of Your Writers Day Pitch Session

Deborah Warren is the founder of East/West Literary Agency, which represents new and established authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels. 1,035 more words

Writer's Days

My Not-A-Box (inspired by Antoinette Portis)

I’ve always struggled with labels and boxes.  First as a minority growing up in a homogeneous community, and then as a young woman still searching for her place in the world.  253 more words


November 2 - It's National Gratitude Month

About the Holiday

November has been designated as a time for reflecting on our lives and being grateful for our family, friends, opportunities, and the things we have. 722 more words

Picture Book Review

New releases: July 2017 - children's books

I’ve just come back from a family vacation in France that included my two-year-old niece Amélie. Naturally, that means I’ve recently read a bunch of children’s books. 877 more words

For a good time, stroll the library grounds!

Once again, the Nevins Library Children’s Department has created a “Story Time Walk” by posting the pages from the highly original picture book, “Not a Box… 210 more words


2nd Grade: 3D Not-a-Box Collage

This is one of my all-time favorite projects. I love watching students problem solve the challenges that arise with 3D paper construction. Here’s a sampling of this year’s results. :)