Take Action Tuesday: Minds Wide Open

I have a fear for our future. (Okay, I have a lot of fears for our nation, but this is the one looming biggest in my mind.) I fear that we have forgotten the beautiful art of debate. There is no debate anymore. There is a shouting, ever louder, of our own opinion and position. …

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Picture Book Weekend: 365 Penguins

The picture book is one of my favorite art forms. A good picture book has breath-taking text, the kind that you savor, word by word. Each and every word is carefully chosen and placed on the page. And the pictures. There are far too many picture book illustrations that I'd like to frame and put …

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Throw Back Thursday: Cherry Ames

I'm kind of a sucker for throw back Thursday. I love looking at old photos, funny memories, sweet moments. In deciding my Thursday theme, I thought this would be a good chance to look back at some older books. Some will be classics. Some, like today's, will be decidedly not classics. Some will just evoke …

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Take Action Tuesday: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

One of the things I love about books is the worlds they can introduce you to. I am someone who swan dives fully into a book, swimming through its pages, coming up for air only when I necessary. I am fortunate that my son is the same way and I have to say that it …

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My Day, Monday: Eighty Days

My Day, Monday is my chance to let you know what I'm reading, writing, thinking about or...pretty much whatever is in my brain. I'm just getting started on "Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World" by Matthew Goodman. This adult, non-fiction offering looking back at a breathtaking around the world …

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