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STEM TUESDAY: Zoology – Craft & Resources

Reading Like a Writer I am a student of nonfiction. If you hope to write nonfiction well, you have to be. When studying a book, I prefer to read it three times: That first read is for pure e...
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5 Tips for Making the Most of a Convention

I know some of you are at NCTE as I’m writing this. I was at AASL last week. When your publisher sends you to a convention, you’ll likely be on a panel, sign some books in the convention hal...
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The Bullet Journal: A Tool for Writers

Maybe you’ve got a calendar on your computer and/or phone, and maybe your desk or wall or refrigerator. You might have a bunch of lists–shopping, packing, tasks. There are slips of paper whe...
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Nevermoor–a Giveaway

About the book: Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–a...
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STEM TUESDAY: Zoology – In the Classroom

  Welcome to the Second STEM Tuesday of the Month! This inaugural post offers some really wild ideas for connecting zoology books, activities, and kids. With this month’s selections and idea...
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Hurray for Book Conversations!

Retiring from my school’s library after 10 years meant many things: freedom from lesson plans and the frantic pace of the school year with all its events and deadlines, freedom to write, to ...
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My Kids Made Me a Writer

“Mommy.” My four-year-old daughter’s voice was a whisper in the dark. I sat quietly on a chair next to her bed, vigil against monsters and other worries. “Mommy,” she repeated, with some urg...
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Traveling Africa in Pursuit of Research

Most authors spend many hours researching topics before they begin writing. For fiction, getting details right is important, but for nonfiction it’s essential. I recently returned from Kenya...
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STEM TUESDAY: Zoology – Book List

Welcome to the STEM Tuesday launch! In this first week of November, we’re happy to be here to share some terrific books for your STEM bookshelf . This month our books focus on ZOOLOGY. Zoo S...
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An Interview with Tony Abbott

Today we’re pleased to talk with Tony Abbott, the author of more than 95 books for middle-grade readers, including the Golden Kite Award winner, Firegirl. Tony’s newest book, The Summer of O...