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Oh dear readers, have I got some treats in store for you in 2020. Just hang onto your hats as there is already stacking up to be quite a line-up of interviews with picture book authors and illustrators in the year ahead! Starting today!
I hate resolutions. I stopped making them as a teenager when I realized I was making the same ones every year and not actually accomplishing them (usually about my weight which I’ve NEVER been happy with). At some point, I started using New Year’s as an assessment tool instead. And over the last few years, […]
sigh! Time is flying much faster this school year than I anticipated. I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving already! Perhaps it’s because I’m SO overwhelmed from this school year or perhaps it’s because time passes anyway no matter what we do, but I wasn’t prepared to be here already. Were you?
If you know me, this next revelation will come as NO surprise: I am a foodie! I love to experience cultures through new foods as I travel (even in the US!), and I LOVE to travel. Imagine my delight then about today’s picture book which is about food all around the world!
I’m not gone, just … drowning. I’ve started my classroom (or re-started) 3 times now, this school year alone. The last major change was 2 weeks ago when I suddenly became a full Kindergarten teacher (which I’ve never been so this is a HUGE learning curve for me). It was very dramatic for the first […]
Today I’m going to do a Simply 7 with just the illustrator. Usually it’s the author that gets all the attention (I know), but trust me, this is an illustrator you want to meet. And it’s her debut picture book!
Life happens. It will throw you curve balls when you least expect it. And sometimes your creativity and all of your goals will dive under the bus when you’re trying to avoid all those curve balls in the Dodge Ball game of life. When that happens, you simply have to breathe and survive. I’m experiencing […]