I love, love, love Valerie Stein! She’s such a huge supporter of children’s literature (and of me!) and she’s so darned interesting. In fourth grade, she touched an ancient artifact from an archaeological dig. Though Valerie never got to travel the world in search of buried treasure, she ended up journeying to new and exciting places between the… Read more »

I am so thrilled to have Jen Ferguson, a 7th grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri, as my guest today. My maternal grandfather was born in that state so I have a special fondness for all Missourians. So, Jen, let’s get going! Please fill in the blank: You should never read and (blank) at the… Read more »