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8 books to empower young girls

“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives, but as nouns.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton Today is Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday. In honor of the suffragist and civil rights pioneer (and in light of the current political climate), here’s … Continue reading

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Writing update: Work is underway on ‘The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill’

I took some time off work last week to get to know Dempsey Molehill. Dempsey lives in Pickettstown, Illinois, and just started fifth grade at Pickettstown Unit School. Even though it’s June in the rest of Illinois, it’s August right … Continue reading

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The latest additions to our home library

Over the weekend, I visited a library book sale to stock up on children’s books. Even though the husband and I don’t have children yet, we’re getting a head start on establishing our home kid lit library. We want to … Continue reading

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Is anyone else tired of reading ‘diaries’?

If you have any connection to kid lit, you’ve heard of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. And even if you’re not connected to kid lit, there’s still a good chance you’ve heard of the books. The series gets … Continue reading

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Free ebook! Get first Sarah & Katy book for Kindle

It’s Children’s Book Week this week! In honor of the annual celebration of reading and children’s literature, “Sarah & Katy and the Imagination Blankets” is free all week via Amazon and Kindle. Every child who wants to read deserves to … Continue reading

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A to Z: 1,000 steps to child literacy

Throughout April, I’m tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. Today is a catching up on the letter T with a look at the program 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Technically this could fall under O for One … Continue reading

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A to Z: A third-grade kid lit quilt

Throughout April, I’m tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. I’ve waited all month to make it to Q, just so I could share the best third-grade class project in history. I present to you a post … Continue reading

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