Friend Friday

January 20th, 2017|inspiration, reading|

There are so many terrific people in the kid lit world, and Margie Culver is pretty near the top of my list. She has inspired me in so many ways over the [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

June 24th, 2015|books, reading|

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese proverb

Friend Friday

June 12th, 2015|family, reading|

How much fun to host a fellow historic fan today! Please welcome Rob Skead; I know you are going to love his inspirational story. Robert Skead Junior and Robert [...]

Friend Friday

April 24th, 2015|books, reading|

What a great Friend Friday this is! Not only do I get the honor of hosting Elana K. Arnold, I get to giveaway TWO copies of her book, The Question [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

April 22nd, 2015|reading, Uncategorized, writing|

"The past is not a package we can lay on the shelf." Emily Dickinson

Teacher Tuesday

April 21st, 2015|reading, Teachers|

Today's guest is Ilse O'Brien, Grade 5 Literacy & Language, and History teacher at Wilson Middle School. Ilse is another of my Twitter friends who saw my plea for quiz participants and [...]

Teacher Tuesday

April 14th, 2015|reading, Teachers|

Today's guest is Nora Galvin, a Literacy Specialist for an elementary school in Massachusetts. She is one of my Twitter friends, agreeing to play the Teacher Tuesday quiz after I put [...]

Teacher Tuesday

April 7th, 2015|reading, Teachers|

Today's guest's parents must have known she was going to grow up and become a librarian and that is why they named her Alpha! Alpha DeLap can be found on [...]

Friend Friday

April 3rd, 2015|books, reading|

It's such an honor to host Nikki Loftin on my blog today, especially with all the buzz about her new book, Wish Girl (lovely review here in the New York Times!). [...]

Throwback Thursday. . .sort of

April 2nd, 2015|Giveaway, reading|

When I was growing up, "like a girl" was an insult. But nowadays, who wouldn't want to throw like Mo'Ne Davis, run like Mary Cain, or use her brain cells [...]