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What the #$@& to do about profanity in middle grade fiction

One year my Battle of the Books reading list contained “The Runner,” by Cynthia Voigt. Battle of the Books was an annual in-school competition that allowed students to sign up as teams of four, read a list of books issued … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Out of My Mind’ by Sharon Draper

I wanted to love this book. I was introduced to “Out of My Mind” by fourth-graders at McKinley Elementary School in Ottawa, Ill. During a round of questions and answers, they asked me to name my favorite books, then shared … 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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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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