Friend Friday

When I count my blessings, I count among them wonderful creators for kidlit who — no matter how famous and busy and award-winning– graciously agree to be one of my Friday Friends. Such is today’s case with special, special guest (I’m nearly fainting here) Nikki Grimes. As in recipient of the 2017 Children’s Literature Legacy… Read more »

Friend Friday

I met Miriam McNamara when I was a visiting faculty member to the Vermont Master of Fine Arts. Her energy was infectious, something I admired in that 3 degree weather (January in Vermont!). A wonderful conversation ensued when Miriam graciously drove me to the airport at the end of my stay and I knew good… Read more »

Friend Friday

You are all in for the biggest treat of your lives when you read Susan Hill Long’s new novel,┬áThe Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel (Knopf), which pubs on Tuesday, May 10. Not only is Sue one of the warmest and wittiest people I know,… Read more »

Friend Friday

It is an honor to host Hannah Barnaby today, in celebration of the publication of her second book, Some of the Parts (Knopf). I am grateful that she shared a bit about this deeply personal book with us because what she shared has me really thinking. Unlikeable On February 16th, I celebrated the release of… Read more »

Thank you to new friend Emily Bechstein, a 3/4 teacher from Michigan, for playing along on the Teacher Tuesday quiz today. Here are her great answers! Emily, please fill in the blank: You should never read and (blank) at the same time. You should never read and┬átalk at the same time! If you were invited… Read more »