Friend Friday

March 2nd, 2018|animals, books, reading, Teachers, Uncategorized, writing|

Serendipitously, Laura Purdie Salas and I were seated next to one another at a Golden Kite luncheon a few years back. Though we'd just met, I cheered loudly for her [...]

Friend Friday

January 19th, 2018|Creativity, Teachers|

I have admired Debbie Gonzales since our first meeting in Austin, where she handled a tricky situation with such grace and charm I wanted to nominate her for an ambassadorship [...]

Throwback Thursday

July 2nd, 2015|memories, Teachers|

I was the new kid in sixth grade. Again. Funny glasses. Funny name. Some misguided kids who felt the need to write notes to tell me I wasn't welcome at [...]

Teacher Tuesday

June 9th, 2015|books, Teachers|

Welcome to Monica Hodges, fellow Washingtonian, and teacher librarian! Thanks for playing along. Let's dive right in: Please fill in the blank: You should never read and (blank) at the [...]

Teacher Tuesday

June 1st, 2015|books, Teachers|

What sheer joy it is to host my very dear friend Colby Sharp today. Not only is Colby the dearest man I know, he is the Nerdiest. (and I mean that [...]

Teacher Tuesday

May 26th, 2015|books, Teachers|

I love, love, love Valerie Stein! She's such a huge supporter of children's literature (and of me!) and she's so darned interesting. In fourth grade, she touched an ancient artifact from an [...]

Teacher Tuesday

May 19th, 2015|books, Teachers|

I am so thrilled to have Jen Ferguson, a 7th grade teacher from St. Louis, Missouri, as my guest today. My maternal grandfather was born in that state so I [...]

Teacher Tuesday

May 12th, 2015|books, Teachers|

Thank you to new friend Emily Bechstein, a 3/4 teacher from Michigan, for playing along on the Teacher Tuesday quiz today. Here are her great answers! Emily, please fill in [...]

Teacher Tuesday

May 5th, 2015|books, Teachers|

What an honor that THE Mr. Schu has agreed to play along with my Teacher Tuesday quiz. He is one amazing librarian and, along with the equally amazing Colby Sharp [...]

Teacher Tuesday

April 28th, 2015|books, Teachers|

Thank you to Cheri Dobbs, a middle school librarian AND PreK3-Grade 12 Coordinator of Library Sciences in Beverly Hills, Michigan, another Twitter friend who readily agreed to play along with [...]