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Summer reading

It’s that time again – time to think about summer reading lists. I’m not quite ready to post my own, since I decided to do a little pruning of my… 203 more words

Leslie Zampetti

Walking and Talking, wow!

Last night, I saw a post from Betsy Bird, author & children’s librarian extraordinaire, and I just had to share:

Walking and Talking with… Kate DiCamillo! 198 more words

Musings On Writing

Apply butt to chair and read

One of the great things about going to a conference is coming home with a big fat list of books to read.  If they could help me find more time to read that would be just downright magical. 358 more words

Children's Writer

Reflections from the Wild

The SCBWI Wild Wild Midwest Conference occurred last weekend.

First – a big plug for SCBWI: If you are a children’s writer, meaning you have a story you are playing with, even if it’s only in your mind or a scrappy notepad next to your bed stand, do yourself a favor and discover SCBWI.  230 more words

Children's Writer

Help! PS191 in NYC needs a library

Today I found out that my school is lending a helping hand to a neighboring school by hosting a book drive to help create a school library. 308 more words

Leslie Zampetti

Why school librarians?

Just before I headed to Florida for some much-deserved sunshine, this brightened my day last week. I love Nora Raleigh Baskin’s books, and I love her support of elementary school librarians even more. 316 more words

Leslie Zampetti

No Excuses

My daughter was at volleyball camp  and I had a rare afternoon alone with my son. I offered to go for a bike ride with him and get some ice cream.  507 more words

Children's Writer