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In September my dear college friend Naoko asked if I would correspond with her English-language students at Kwansei Gakuin University. Their assignment was to interview a professional about their work, and many were interested in learning more about authors and … Continue reading
I Have a Balloon Written by: Ariel Bernstein Illustrated by: Scott Magoon Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September, 2017) Suitable for ages: PreK -3 Themes/Topics: sharing, not sharing Opening: “I have a balloon.” “You have a balloon.” “I have a balloon.” “That … Continue reading
Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton Written by: Sherri Duskey Rinker Illustrated by: John Rocco Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/Topics: biography, storytelling, heavy equipment Opening: This is Virginia Lee, but everyone in seaside Folly Cove simply … Continue reading
Hello Goodbye Dog introduces us to an affectionate, bouncy pooch named Moose who thinks saying “goodbye” to his girl Zara as she heads to school is as awful as “an itch that couldn’t be scratched.” Can Zara find a way … Continue reading
If you ever have the great good fortune to attend a workshop with Kevin Lewis, you may want to sit in the back row. It’s his favorite spot for selecting volunteers! At the April 2017 New England SCBWI conference, Kevin invited … Continue reading