Well, another year is in the books! Anyone know why we say that? There must be an interesting story behind it. Hmmm…mental note to look into it for a future post. 2016 is just hours old, which brings up the yearly question: What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Do you have the standard “eat less” and […]
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 […]
Love this New York Times cartoon by Grant Snider!
Today I am thankful for time with family, delicious food and a few days off of work to get caught up on writing and reading! Happy Thanksgiving!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A little word humor to kick off the work week…