I’m a HUGE fan of the Mercy Watson early reader series written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. So I literally gasped
I thought I missed my chance to review these March debuts, so imagine my surprise when I opened a big box (filled with the nicest
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
As someone who dabbles in (writing about) demons, I was drawn to Prophecy by talented author Ellen Oh. In the words of Legend author Marie Lu,
Baking a 7 layer cake is like writing a story. You have so many tempting and tasty choices to make, and each new layer builds
Racing through the mall Voice croaking like a frog Wishing you were home sweet home Perusing your favorite blog! Is it my imagination, or does
Ever since my eyes were opened to the importance of Point of View (POV), I’ve paid close attention to narrative voice whenever I write as well as read. I’m happy to share my observations, with a focus on books that dare to push POV boundaries.
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!
What types of books do you read on sultry summer days and nights? I’ll admit that sometimes I enjoy a fluffy romantic fantasy. But creepy
What is your vision for the perfect summer day? Wakeboarding with your Weimaraner? Cuddling with your Calico? Cooking chewy, gooey Chocolate Chip cookies? Sipping spiked lemonade
Three cheers for librarians everywhere! The Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Massachusetts, is my second home, and I am grateful for our friendly, helpful, and
Welcome to Part TWO of Vexing Vocabulary. Part ONE covered ME, MYSELF, & I, LESS/FEWER, YOUR/YOU’RE, ITS/IT’S, EFFECT/AFFECT, and TOWARD/TOWARDS. If you’d like TO read
As an ELA/SAT tutor and member of multiple kidlit writing groups, I’ve noticed certain words cause more vexation than others. Worry no more! My goal
My favorite way to start each day is in my favorite chair with a book, giant mug of coffee, and boxer at my feet (or
Sing to the tune of “My Favorite Things” by Rodgers and Hammerstein: Snowflakes on noses and text-able mittens Antlers on doggies and bells on soft
If you’re a voracious reader like me, you’re constantly searching for new books to consume. With so many enticing books vying for our attention, it’s