Title: Pax

Author: Sarah Pennypacker

Illustrator: Jon Klassen 

Age range: 9 years and up

Publisher: HarperCollins

Date Published: 01/09/2017

I love Jon Klassen. Ever since I read… 287 more words


Rose Hawthorne

I recently read the book, Rose Hawthorne, The Pilgrimage of Nathaniel’s Daughter.  There were many points that were impressive about the 1800’s American Hawthorne family, but one that stands out was how valued, loved and free girls were.  193 more words

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Children's Books

What Makes an Effective Writing Critique Group Member?

I’m very thankful for the two local critique groups that I attend and always leave feeling renewed and inspired. One is a well-established combination of writers from all different genres. 246 more words


chatting with author kate coombs about Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems (+ a giveaway!)

“Simply put, mindfulness is moment-to-moment non-judgmental awareness.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Today I’m happy to welcome back award-winning author and poet Kate Coombs to talk about her new poetry picture book, … 1,871 more words

Poetry Friday

Samson in the Snow by Philip C. Stead

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Children’s lit

Medium: Hardcover

Synopsis: Samson meets a red bird who is looking for yellow flowers for her friend.  Later, when the snow falls, Samson wonders whether the red bird made it to her destination or not… 64 more words