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Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle – Book Lady’s Review

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 01:17:39 +0000

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Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings is a lovely, lively, bi-cultural poetic memoir about a girl growing up in Los Angeles. Her mother is Cuban and her father’s family came from the Ukraine. Title: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir Author: Margarita Engle Publisher: Simon and Schuster / Atheneum Year Published: 2015 Recommended […]

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Book Review: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:23:25 +0000

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In One Crazy Summer, three young girls travel by plane from New York City to Oakland, California to visit their mother for a month. Title: One Crazy Summer Author: Rita Williams-Garcia Publisher: Amistad, an imprint of Harper Collins Pages: 215 Location: Oakland, California Era: 1960’s POV: First person POV – Delphine Gaither, 11 years of […]

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Writers Read – That’s What They Do

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:01:09 +0000

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Writers read; this is non-negotiable. It is how we learn to write. I’ve always been a reader, ever since that magical moment, which I still clearly remember, when my first grade teacher asked us to open our spelling workbooks and write, “I am.” It didn’t take me long to find delight in turning the sounds […]

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Linda’s 2017 Children’s Literature Reading Plan

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:26:15 +0000

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I have a children’s literature reading plan for 2017. It combines picture books, early readers, middle grade novels, and teen novels. I’m planning to follow the ideas in the 2017 children’s literature reading challenge on this site, and these are the books I plan to read. It was fun to choose the books for this […]

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2017 Literature for Kids Reading Challenge

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:48:38 +0000

If you love children’s literature, this Literature For Kids Reading Challenge is for you. It encourages a variety of reading experiences for students and writers of children’s literature, or it could be adapted to encourage reading for children or teenagers. Books in this challenge cover the globe, explore new cultures, take us into other time […]

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Newbery Medal Winning Books and Newbery Honor Books

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 06:37:12 +0000

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What follows is a complete list of Newbery Medal winning books and Newbery Honor books from the year of the medal’s inception, 1922, to the present day. I’ve long had the desire to read all the books on this list, and have shaded the books I’ve already read in yellow. As you’ll see, I have […]

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The Story of Eloise Wilkin – Illustrator of Little Golden Books

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:23:24 +0000

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This is the story of Eloise Wilkin, one of the most talented children’s book illustrators ever to live. Eloise Margaret Burns was born on March 30, 1904 in Rochester, New York. Her home was full of love, with two older siblings and one more to arrive after Eloise’s birth. When she was two the family […]

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Book Review: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:43:13 +0000

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This is my review of a novel written for teens: The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean. This is an award winning young adult novel about a girl who travels across the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica with her uncle. The White Darkness, a YA novel by Geraldine McCaughrean   The White Darkness, by Geraldine McCaughrean […]

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Create a ‘Write Your Own Book Kit’

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 00:00:46 +0000

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If you’re ready to write picture books for children, start with a Write Your Own Book Kit. It is fun to get started to see what you can do. I’m writing this for the Insecure Writers Support Group Are you ready to write stories for children? You could start by writing your story manuscript on […]

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I Joined the Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 20:19:43 +0000

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Insecurity seems to go hand-in-hand with the writing profession (or shall we say, hobby?) … so I’m joining the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. I love online writing groups, and so, I’m joining the crowd, because I want to connect with more writers, especially writers of children’s literature. I learned about this support group by reading […]

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