Author Archives: Julie Stroebel Barichello

Why you should be reading aloud with older kids, too

I clearly remember the first time I read the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. I was about 9 years old, tucked away in the odds-and-ends room of my childhood home, surrounded by shelves and Sterilite plastic totes filled … Continue reading

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Meet the Molehills: Sneak peek behind the book cover

Molehill starts with M. And mischief starts with Molehills. The Molehills will be arriving on bookshelves this summer in “The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill.” But just who is the Molehill family? Get a sneak peek of who you’ll meet between … Continue reading

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Rebranding future books under a new imprint

The past three years have been devoted to work on The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill. First writing it, then rewriting … and rewriting … and editing … and rewriting … and editing … and … You get the picture. But … Continue reading

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An update from La Casa Barichello

For the past six months (give or take a few weeks), I’ve been mostly silent on the blog and social media. I haven’t been ignoring them, per se. There’s been a voice nagging in the back of my mind at … Continue reading

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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award name change is OK … and so is liking her books

This past weekend, theĀ Association for Library Service to Children made a change to a major children’s award. “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder has long been the namesake of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which earned its … Continue reading

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What if life skills weren’t electives?

I walked around my brick foundation today, poking my fingers through the gaps in the mortar. My heart weighed heavy in my chest, my stomach twisting and threatening to squeeze the tamales I had for lunch back up my throat. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A Literary Tea Party cookbook

I was walking through the newsroom where I work two weeks ago when a reporter waved me to his desk. “I know you like literary things,” he said. “Have you heard about this new cookbook that’s coming out?” He gestured … Continue reading

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