I like to see it lap the Miles --

How’s your imagination? Here’s a riddle from Emily Dickinson. Can you guess the answer?   440 more words


Silly Hollywood Producers...Oz Stories Are For Kids

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look much like Oz either.

I have a bone to pick with Hollywood, and it’s one we’ve all been choking on the last ten years or so. 1,442 more words


Children's Literature and Revisionist Fairy Tales - Ella Enchanted

I’ve toyed with the idea of starting a blog (and subsequently talked myself out of it) for years, but this finally seemed like the right time to get over my fears and do it.   866 more words


Day #3 @ Parkside Elementary

Today was my third day with the amazing students of Parkside Elementary!

The fun began right away, as the kids had tons of questions about Barney & Lexi. 101 more words

Non-Fiction Winter Book

It’s important to expose our children to non-fiction, at home or in the classroom. I found a fabulous one for this time of year at our public library: … 339 more words

Picture Books

Interview with Shane Peacock

Shane Peacock was born in a place that doesn’t exist … the city of Port Arthur, Ontario. He grew up in Kapuskasing, Ontario, then earned a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in English and History from Trent University, and a Master’s degree in Literature from the University of Toronto. 1,326 more words

Author Interview

something old, something new... introducing Missy Piggle-Wiggle

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, written by Ann M. Martin with Annie Parnell, illustrated by Ben Hatke
published in 2016 by Feiwel and Friends… 517 more words