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One Cool Friend & Raising Readers

“On his way home, Elliot stopped for eight bags of ice and a snack.  Luckily his father’s twenty-dollar bill was just enough to cover it.” 750 more words


Caldecott Winners 2015 Part 2

This year’s Caldecott winner, with two honor books – many of these I had to wait for at the library because everyone wanted to read them. 552 more words


Extra Yarn

“She made sweaters for everyone, except Mr. Crabtree, who never wore sweaters or even long pants, and who would stand in his shorts with the snow up to his knees. 381 more words


Interview, Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett

It’s not every day that you get to speak with both the author and illustrator of a winning picture book team (how many Caldecotts do these guys have?), which is why I was practically bouncing off the walls with excitement to speak with author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen about their newest book, … 39 more words

Race and Children's Lit (Part 2)

If you think of your favorite childhood book, chances are the protagonist, if human, is white.  And if you walk into a bookstore tomorrow, the odds are much better than 50-50 that the first book you pick up will not feature a child of color.   1,680 more words




Today is a big day!

I have the honor and privilege to share my love for blogging with over 60 young 3rd-6th grade writers at the Lansing School District Calbery Award Reception. 386 more words


In the Night Kitchen

“Milk in the batter!  Milk in the batter!  We bake cake!  And nothing’s the matter!”

Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen is another house favorite- one that I can’t believe we don’t own.   609 more words