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Odyssey Online Writing Courses: Intense Focus, Great Results

Last winter my novel got wrung out, taken apart, and put back together. It was praised and constructively critiqued by classmates from nearby towns and faraway countries. 555 more words

Writing - Tools, Tips & Resources

World of Books: Picture Books from Cuba

Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American. For nearly fifty years this was forbidden. 710 more words

Book Reviews - Picture Books

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It’s a little thing that is not-so-little to those who receive it.

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more folks being kind. I hope this isn’t a flash in the pan. 61 more words

Children's Writer

The Lost Property Office (Section 13, Book 1) by James R. Hannibal

Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. But when his sister walks off in London, and Jack goes to find her, he finds himself on the adventure of a lifetime instead. 278 more words

Middle Grade

The Dragon Waking measures friendship against power

The Dragon Waking, by Grayson Towler, (Aug. 2016, Albert Whitman & Company), $14.99, ISBN: 9780807517048

Recommended for ages 9-12

Thirteen year-old Rose Gallagher has a new friend, who just happens to be a dragon she names Jade. 200 more words

Tween Reads

Blog Tour: Return to the Secret Garden

I am insanely excited about this book! It’s a continuation of a childhood favorite, and a book that I booktalk to kids whenever they need a good, classic story. 5,349 more words

Tween Reads

Blog Tour: Puppy Pals - MURPHY!

Murphy, by Susan Hughes
November 1, 2016; Trade Paper, ISBN 9781492634003

Book Info:
Title: Murphy
Author: Susan Hughes
Release Date: November 1, 2016… 1,075 more words

Middle Grade