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[spooky review + giveaway] The Pomegranate Witch by Denise Doyen and Eliza Wheeler

Hello my pretties! Ready for a spookalicious story?

*cackles and strokes chin wart*

No matter where we grew up, most of us can remember a mean or eccentric neighbor, a creepy old house that was supposedly haunted, or a place we were afraid (or not allowed) to frequent for one reason or another. 1,157 more words

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Poetry Friday: Ladybugs

Today is NCTE’s National Day on Writing. This year’s theme is #Why I Write. As I thought about how to respond to this, I realized there isn’t just one reason. 189 more words


Singing in the Rain

After being inundated with rain (we had 18 1/2 inches – almost 500mm – in 3 days) and being unexpectedly flood-bound (but not flooded!) – my week disappeared in a… 193 more words


A Poem: Washing the Dog

Her urine flows hot from the bottom of her to the bottom of me
my toes soaked and sticky and smelling like rotted fruit     this is… 254 more words

Poetry Friday: For My Son, Reading Harry Potter by Michael Blumenthal

Poetry Friday is hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem

One of my favorite things, as a teacher and a mother, is to watch the children in my care lose themselves in their reading lives. 332 more words

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