Category Archives: Fun stuff

Santa’s Birthday Gift

Last night at Christmas Eve mass, our priest did a magical thing: he read a picture book as part of his homily! With his gentle voice reciting the beautiful rhyming text, both children and adults in the congregation were hanging on his every word. The book Santa’s Birthday Gift by Sherrill S. Cannon, tells the […]

Scholastic Book Talk – Battle Bugs: The Lizard Wars

It’s time for another Scholastic Book Talk! The designated books in my school’s library will get a QR code attached to them. When the code is scanned by a student using a smartphone, ipad, etc., the book talk video will pop-up on their screen and give them a summary of the book. We now have […]

Halloweensie Contest

For fun, I’m entering Susanna Leonard Hill’s “Halloweensie” contest this year. The rules: write a children’s story about Halloween in 100 words or less using the words costume, dark and haunt. Happy Halloween, everyone! Too Much (97 words) By Susanne Whitehouse Costumed kids are on the prowl Mummies stalk and werewolves howl. Haunted ghouls walk side […]

PiBoIdMo 2015

Picture Book Idea Month (PiBoIdMo) is just days away! The concept is simple: come up with 30 picture book ideas in the 30 days of November. Can you do it? Are you up for the challenge? Head over to the website of picture book author and blogger extraordinaire, Tara Lazar, to sign-up. I’ve participated the […]