The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 15: Maya Penn

16 year-old Maya Penn is a CEO, activist, author, illustrator, animator, coder, and so much more. She started her first company at eight years old, has TEDtalked to millions of people across the globe (as the youngest female in history to deliver two back-to back official TED Talks–her 2013 TEDWomen Talk is ranked as one […]

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Children's Literature

The Brown Bookshelf 28 Days Later Campaign Day 16: Alix Delinois

For me, the coolest aspect of being a part of The Brown Bookshelf is learning about, and reaching out to, artists and writers who are not currently on my radar.

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Children's Literature

First Page!

I’ve finally gotten around to starting to finish the first page of “B is for Bluebonnet”-doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is to me. In fact, this is the second go ’round, and I have twin boys, okay? 30 more words


The Magic Ring: Russian Folktales from Alexander Afanasiev's Collection

“At the end of three days he returned with two small flasks: the water of life in one, the water of death in the other. The Wolf took the two flasks, ripped the young raven apart, sprinkled the water of death over it–and two halves joined together.

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Passing on a love for language

Happy to help kick off this campaign. Anything to get children reading and loving words.

YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE–Children learn to look at the world more creatively by being exposed to beautiful, rhythmic language.  34 more words

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What’s a kid to do when they have just landed the role of Ninja Warrior in their school play? 127 more words


Cover Reveal: Eggsplats and Mudpie Rainbows

Dear Diary,

Cover Reveal for my children’s book “Eggsplats and Mudpie Rainbows” due out in mid April. A whimsical rhyming parade of stuff that children find unendingly fascinating. 14 more words