Ah, Halloween. It used to be such a big deal at our house! But now as the kids have entered their teens, the interest in costumes, trick-or-treating and Halloween decorating has fallen by the wayside. I, however, still get a kick out of decorating, watching All Hallows Eve TV shows and reading up on “monster-related”… Read More From the Vault of Frankenstein; 200 Years of SCARY!
Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Fall is in the Air. Let’s celebrate with a #Diversekidlit Linkup
We all have our personal stories. We all have “been through the” stuff. Some of it was good “stuff”…some of our life “stuff” was pretty awful. Good or bad, its all part of the history that weaves together the story of our life. And part of this process of living, aging and being a “human… Read More Capture your epic awesomeness: The Legend of Me DIY biography
Love kids’ books? Especially ones with diverse or multicultural themes? Do you have a blog or a social media account like a Facebook Page, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest? PERFECT. Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019 wants to give YOU a FREE book to review for their 2019 online celebration!! Diverse Children’s Book Reviewers -We need you… Read More Book reviewers needed for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019!
Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Back to School Linkup! #DiverseKidlit for September
There’s something precious about aardvarks. There’s also something empowering about girls who love math. Marry the two and you have a wonderful STEAM picture book! Annie Aardvark, Mathematician by Suzie Olsen About The Book In this award-winning picture book, follow Annie, an Aardvark who loves math, on her daily foraging. As Annie sets out on… Read More STEAM picture book | Annie Aardvark, Mathematician
Only a few days until school starts again. Where did summer go? When I made a Master Plan of sending out an email newsletter every Thursday and a 2 blog posts a week, I didn’t factor in a not-on-purpose 3.5-month hiatus! But life is like that. It moves forward too quickly and things get lost… Read More The “Co’s” in collaboration keeps my dreams moving forward
I have the COOLEST friends. For realz One such friend is the crazy-talented Hannah Rials. I’ve known young Miss Hannah for a few years and it blows my mind that she has TWO successful and award-winning YA books to her credit…and she’s just barely 21. When her first book, Ascension, was published by Aletha Press, I… Read More Deuxsang teen vampires and a heckuva #YA book : Clandestine by Hannah Rials
So, do you know how to weave a good tale? Spin a solid sonnet? Write a moving non-fiction article? Then I suggest considering entering a Minnesota only writing contest! Brainerd Writers Alliance is seeking submissions from literary authors across the state of Minnesota in the categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Brainerd Writers Alliance… Read More Minnesota Writers: #Brainerd Writers Alliance Conference and Writing Contest!
I remember hearing about Joey and Rory’s journey two years ago. I wasn’t familiar with these Nashville songwriters, but I was familiar with the many hit songs they wrote. They were a high-profile couple in Nashville and also the picture of true love and incredible talent. But the real story was of a journey…a fight.… Read More Rory Feek – New Book on Growing Love, Lifesteading, and Hope
So why are second languages so important? Because we want not only want the best education for our children, we also live in a diverse world of many, many unique languages. But, what can parents do when only 25% of U.S. elementary schools, public or private, offer any type of foreign language programs? Invest in some… Read More Two New English/French picture books for Kids #ReadYourWorld
I have to admit I feel a little weird using the word “badass.” But as harsh as it sounds, it is so…perfectly descriptive when talking about fierce and strong women. Much better than “hard butt” or “tuff keester,” dontchathink? Warrior women, women who are determined and brave, know that the Badass Path is not an… Read More 7 Badass Books for Warrior Women