Jewel Parker Rhodes: Towers Falling

Towers Falling is a compelling novel set in Brooklyn, New York, fifteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Jewel Parker Rhodes writes an eloquent story about fifth graders who were not alive to witness the attacks on the towers.

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Children's Literature

What Are You Reading? - July 22

Moving right along into the books that I am planning to read this week.  Last week’s books to read only took me like a day to read through, then I spent another day or two playing with some of the prompts in one of them.   152 more words


Bedtime or "Can I have a Drink of Water?"

8:00 PM is a sacred time at my house, it’s the time when humans under the age of 16 (let’s make that 21) have to be in bed. 575 more words


A Quick Update

Hello readers! I hope all has been well, and I hope you’ve been having a relaxing and/or productive summer. I’m writing this post to give you a few quick updates! 737 more words

Children's Literature


I must admit that I, like many, am an absolute sucker for a beautiful cover. I have a select collection of ready-to-hold books but where the majority of my books go is my beloved Kindle. 802 more words

The Littlest Models: Harry Whittier Frees' Animal Photography

“Puppies are tractable when rightly understood, but the kitten is the most versatile animal actor, and possesses the greatest variety of appeal.”

Harry Whittier Frees was a Pennsylvania native and creator of novelty animal postcards in the early 1900s.

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20th Century History

A New Children's Book, Soon to be (hopefully) A Phenomenon

If you only know me based on what you’ve read in my blog, you may be surprised to find that I would even be capable of writing an appropriate children’s book.  523 more words