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In defense of toilet humor

At a recent parent-teacher conference, I got a smack down for my son’s choice of reading material. (Of course, he does attend a Montessori school so it was more of a patchouli-scented love pat.) 781 more words

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An Interview with Richard Blanco and Dav Pilkey on Their Picture Book, One Today

At President Obama’s second Inauguration in 2013, Richard Blanco debuted his poem “One Today,” a tribute to America which examines the beauty and heartbreak that are a universal part of the human experience. 1,459 more words

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Caldecott Medal Winners: Number 42

Title: The Paperboy
Author: Dav Pilkey
Award: Caldecott Honors 1997
Rating: 3 out of 5
Summary: The story of the morning routine of a paperboy as he readies and delivers his papers with his dog. 175 more words

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Homophobia and Bigotry

“Book With Gay Character Banned From School Book Fair In Monroe” — This was the Channel 4 Detroit (WDIV) local news story headline that aired on the 6 o’clock news, October 23, 2015 and caught my attention, prompting this article.  1,685 more words


NaNoWriMo 2015, Day 1: 1670

I had lofty goals to start the day. I woke up around 5am (thank you kids!) and figured I could get in an early session before the rest of the kids were up. 325 more words


Tickled pink!

Why do happiness, silliness and joy seem so elusive?  I know when I’m there and I know when I’m not, but HOW I got there or WHY I can’t get there escapes me.  369 more words


5 Reasons Kids Will Cheer for Captain Underpants

The Captain Underpants series is so much more than a tighty-whitey clad superhero tale; it is a chance for kids to relate to characters who are just like them.  66 more words

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