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So far Kirby Larson has created 1805 blog entries.

Friend Friday

January 29th, 2021|books, history, illustration, inspiration, picture books, writing|

Sometimes I chat with folks outside the kid lit world who think because picture books are so short that they are easy to write. I personally think they are the [...]

Friend Friday

January 22nd, 2021|books, history, inspiration, research, writing|

It is my huge honor and delight to host Newbery Honor award winner, Margi Preus (Heart of a Samurai). Margi and I clearly share a passion for historical fiction, and [...]

Friend Friday

January 15th, 2021|books, inspiration, midde grade, women, writing|

Friendships begin in many ways; mine with Barbara O'Connor started with a fan letter sent in response to one of Barbara's books (NOT Greetings from Nowhere, where the bully is [...]

Friend Friday

January 8th, 2021|books, history, inspiration, writing|

Not many of my Friend Friday guests have run away to join the circus, but Lisa Robinson has! Well, perhaps she didn't exactly run away, but click here to be [...]

Friend Friday

January 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

I have been blessed to have been embraced into the classrooms and hearts of so many teachers, including the amazing Katy Van Aken. Katy (who lives in Indiana) emailed me [...]

Friend Friday

December 18th, 2020|inspiration, picture books, poetry, writing|

I have been the beneficiary of many touching acts of kindness and one of my most cherished was gifted me by today's Friend Friday guest, Irene Latham. She has a [...]

Friend Friday

December 11th, 2020|books, history, inspiration, women, writing|

I'm grateful to recent Friend Friday guest, Margo Sorenson, for introducing me to Bonnie Graves, fellow historical fiction lover. As Bonnie shares below, historical fiction gives us great tools for [...]

Friend Friday

December 4th, 2020|books, humor, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

Okay; I'm going to admit that I am completely jealous that Margo Sorenson was voted "Walking Dictionary" in 9th grade. Who wouldn't want to have every word at her/his/their command [...]

Friend Friday

November 27th, 2020|books, inspiration, women, writing|

We do get by with a little help from our friends! I am so grateful to Lesa Cline-Ransome for connecting me with today's guest, Ann E. Burg, one of her [...]

Friend Friday

November 20th, 2020|books, illustration, picture books, women, writing|

I love it when my friends help me make new friends! Thank you Dana Sullivan for connecting me with Susan Novich. And thank you Susan for sharing your book creation [...]