Writing, Reading, and Loving Books

The Cover has Landed!

I have to admit that when I thought about this cover way back before it even existed… I felt relieved that I was not a book designer. Just think about it, designing a book cover for a book about about Elon Musk would be so INTIMIDATING. But friends, the design team at Feiwel & Friends… Read more »

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What If You Could Change the World . . .

Cape Elizabeth, Maine – What if you could change the world? What if you listened to the questions that bounce around your brain? What if answering those questions changed life for nearly every person on the planet? What if you hit roadblocks along the way? What if you didn’t give up but took a new… Read more »

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Chain Reaction

On Friday nights at my house, we tuck in with a good book, a great TV show, and a roaring fire in the fireplace. And on one particular Friday night, I looked at my 5 and 8-year-old and said, “let’s watch Reading Rainbow. We could use a little LeVar right about now. Am I right or… Read more »

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Tales from the Trenches: My in-library Mommy FAIL

Ever read a blog post that just stops you in your tracks? That’s how I felt when when I read a post from Children’s book author and former teacher, Cynthia Lord.  I didn’t even make it to the last word before I shouted out “Amen!” And then I spread her gospel on Twitter. It was that … Read more »

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FROZEN: Antarctica at your fingertips

We didn’t set out to study Antarctica. We stumbled onto it through a book, which is my favorite way to discover anything. And if you don’t have a copy of MAPS  by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski, do WHATEVER you must do to add this book to your collection. It’s a children’s book, but honestly I’ve come close… Read more »

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Which Number Comes After Three?

One of our goals this summer is to work on counting, numbers and shapes. And here’s the truth about journalists… at least in TV News… Great with words. Numbers, not so much. So, as a former reporter, I really have to focus on making numbers a bigger part of our conversation and summer exploration. I… Read more »

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