This past weekend I took a trip to Wichita, Kansas to help facilitate Kidlitcon. And you heard me right, folks, forget that Beyonce; she’s yesterday’s news. Kidlitcon was Lit! Turnt! Off the Chain! Fabulous! Never since that time at band camp have I had such a good time. I met some super nice locals. Heck, ALL […]
Preschoolers want Halloween books too! But if they’re like me, they don’t want scary books. Here are 7 Halloween books for the little lovies: From the top: My Jack o lantern by Nancy Skarmeas Say Boo! by Lynda Graham-Barber Halloween Night (with googly eyes!) DK Touch and Feel Halloween Biscuit’s Pet & Play Halloween by […]
My Top 5 Audiobooks for Young Adult Readers (Listeners) If you’re like me, you’re always consuming books. Whether hardcover, paperback, e-reader, phone, or audiobook, reading can be done ANYWHERE. I love consuming audiobooks in the car, but you can really listen to them no matter what you’re doing. If you like to listen to […]
Imagine being an author and getting to write books. Good right? So now imagine if you have 3 other friends who also write books for kids. Pretty awesome, right? Well that’s what happened to Kirby Larson, Susan Hill Long, Augusta Scattergood, and Barbara O’Connor. Before I go on I MUST change my name to Scattergood, […]
Banned Book Week One final question… What a tough question. I’d probably take a book about my heritage so that I wouldn’t forget. As much as I love Toni Morrison, alot of her stuff has ghosts in them which don’t match the stories my family told, plus I’m scary and don’t like ghosties […]
Banned Book Week: Here’s another tough question That’s a tough one: probably Scout. So I can show her how the world has changed.
Banned Book Week Tough questions… Confronting banned books makes you stop and think. Why do I feel this way? Are my feelings valid, biased, or conflicted? If you stop and think about it, you can probably understand why a parent would want to ban a book. But choosing books for your child is a right of […]
Banned Book Week Free Script: Sledding Hill Resources abound when it comes to banned books. Sledding Hill is a book by YA author Chris Crutcher. Eddie hasn’t had an easy year First his father dies. Then his best friend Billy accidentally kicks a stack of Sheetrock over on himself, breaking his neck and effectively hitting […]
Banned Book Week: Have you read this banned book? And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango’s family is not like any of the others. This illustrated children’s book fictionalizes the true story of two male penguins who became partners […]
Banned Book Week What are the top challenged books of 2015?