“Each day Rosie would work on a new plan to help Rasmus and together…they would try…and try…and try new ways to fly.” ROSIE and RASMUS
“…Cipheriests knew less than Theo himself. Once, that would have made Theo feel proud. Finally, he was the expert! He didn’t feel like an expert.
Elaine Kiely Kearns is a light in the kidlit community. I first met her in 12×12 and later interviewed her here on Writer’s Rumpus soon
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
Vivian Kirkfield’s cheerful personality, supportive nature, and incredible generosity shine through in everything she does. She’s a genuine cheerleader for everyone in the kidlit community.
I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be my best year ever. Here are 6 books that have already paved the way for my best
I just returned from a picture book boot camp with Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Not only are they a powerful teaching and
Zed awoke early the next morning, still groggy from the night’s celebrations. His teeth ached from too much ambrosia. Zed’s mother would pop a kettle
I first met Hannah Holt in the 12×12 forum and then later in person at an SCBWI conference. She is a light in the kidlit
Mad Doc Magee is the kind of middle grade adventure that you can sink your teeth into. Set in New Zealand after the gold rush,
“The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects — nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs — ball them together and make them bounce.” —