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  • New Class: Writing a Picture Book

    “Terry’s presentation style is lyrical, engaging and her love of the medium was infectious.” Laura Horwood-Benton, Public Programming & Community Relations Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library. I’m offering this Online workshop especially for libraries. Thank you, librarians, for doing essential work this past year to keep kids and all of us connected with the books we…


  • New Class: Art of Dialogue

    Dialogue helps writers meet their characters in the deepest way, by how they speak. The writer can open that depth to the reader. Dialogue can include regionalisms, dialect, or turns of phrase that individualize people. 1.) Read beautifully-created passages of people talking 2.) Practice in listening very carefully to people talking 3) Write dialogues to…


  • Can You See the Rabbit? Interview with Artist Lisa Laughy

    “I think I assume,” Lisa said, “whatever experience I have with my artwork will be what I want it to mean. To me, the rabbit in the moon is about my experience with it as a small child. When I was twelve, my father died. His absence left a void.” The rabbit in the moon was always a constancy.

  • Books in Translation Honored by the Batchelder Prize

    The American Library Association honors children’s books published in other countries and translated into English with an annual prize called the Batchelder. Here are the 2022 winners. Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba, illustrated by Miho Satake, and translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa, published by Restless Books. Temple Alley Summer is the winner of the…