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Is the reality all a bit too much?

A big change has taken place in our house.

I am now home schooling my daughter. I never thought I would choose to independently educate my girl. 985 more words

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Animals as Fictional Characters by Jody Staton

Books, most especially children’s books, are full of all sorts of animal characters. Their portrayals cover a long continuum, from completely realistic, to being so anthropomorphized that the animals are depicted as nearly human. 580 more words

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Kindle School Rocks!

On Wednesday, 2-25-2015, I had the pleasure of an author visit at the Elwood Kindle School in Pitman, NJ.  While there, I met some amazing fourth and fifth graders who shared some of their knowledge of what life was like 100 years ago.  169 more words


An Extraordinary Open Book Experience.

Last week I had the pleasure of participating in AN OPEN BOOK CHILDREN’S LITERACY FOUNDATION (AOB) program in Washington, DC. For those unfamiliar with this program, AOB brings an author to under served schools and provides copies of the author’s book to ALL the students in a chosen school in DC. 392 more words


Watching Our Tempers

“The tongue is mightier than the sword.”

The sword can only wound on the outside, but with our tongue we damage on the inside. That was a lesson a father wanted to teach his son, a boy who had a very bad temper. 49 more words

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The Brotherhood and the Shield:The Three Thorns by Michael Gibney

I just finished reading a very entertaining middle grade fantasy that I want to share with you.

THE BROTHERHOOD AND THE SHIELD-THE THREE THORNS: by Michael Gibney, Tantrum Books 2014… 285 more words

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Stunning Sitharaam

‘Ah, it’s February, only two more months to go’ I thought to myself as I sat in the class one Thursday afternoon. I couldn’t wait to go to my native and hang out with my friends I thought dreamily. 335 more words

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