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I am THRILLED to announce that I have signed a contract with the Arcade & Attica Railroad for their STEAM ENGINE 2016 season.  I will post the dates when I will be riding and signing books HERE! 41 more words


Review of Chloe and the Lion

Max Barnett and Adam Rex team up tenuously to create the picture book Chloe and the Lion. This story is an unconventional example of telling the story behind the story. 265 more words

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Review of Grace Lin's Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog follows Pacy’s life for exactly one lunar year: the year of the dog – a year for finding true friends and for finding oneself. 322 more words

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Katie and The North Star by Katie and Bethany Lopez

Katie and The North Star by Katie and Bethany Lopez

Purchased: Kindle – $2.99

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars


I bought this book at the Authors in the City book signing while Katie and her mother were there. 230 more words

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Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails (book review)

BEES, SNAILS, & PEACOCK TAILS: PATTERNS & SHAPES…NATURALLY by Betsy Franco; illustrated by Steve Jenkins

New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2008

Picture book; hardcover, 1 v. 229 more words

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My New Motto For Writing Children's Stories

Thanks to Beth at “I Didn’t Have My Glasses On…” and C. S. Lewis I’ve just found my new motto for writing children’s stories. I’ve written my children’s books so that parents and grandparents would enjoy them as much as children, and this quote Beth posted perfectly fits that focus: 22 more words

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Book Review: Porcupette Finds A Family by Vanita Oelschlager

Porcupette Finds A Family by Vanita Oelschlager, much like the last book of hers that I reviewed, is a book with a message.

This time the tough issue of adoption and trying to fit into a new family while feeling like an outsider and fearing abandonment is tackled. 127 more words

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