Posts Categorized: School and Community Reading and Writing Programs

  • Writing a Picture Book

    Often in children’s books, the authenticity of emotion arises from the writer searching for and finding themselves as a child and their own fears and joys. Here are some elements of fiction to think about as you explore writing a picture book. I’ve come to realize that writing a book for children is a powerful…

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  • A School Visit

    I enjoy talking with students about writing and about the content I present in my novels. These photos are from a visit I made in pre-virtual days to St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.  In discussions with students we explored  issues around my writing of The Good Braider, our role as writers,  and the idea…

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  • Discussion Guides and an art lesson for Terry’s Books

    Joseph’s Big Ride Art Lesson for Joseph’s Big Ride Discussion guide for Either the Beginning or the End of the World Either-the-Beginning-or the End of the World Discussion Guide. Discussion Guides for The Good Braider The Good Braider Blog   reading lists of books about Africa,  hear a South Sudanese rap star,  follow my journey in…

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  • The Children’s Author Tea comes to Facebook July 13

    I’m reading The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup at the Lakes Region Community Services’ Author’s Tea on July 13 on Facebook. Welcome everyone to this line up of stories everyday of the week, a new author each day. The Children’s Author’s Tea is a joyous, literacy project of the committed Family Resource Center staff of…

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