Archive | May, 2019

The Bad Seed

We’ve all been bad seeds. Sometimes words hurt us. Some days we feel alone. Sometimes we feel like failures. And somehow we all make mistakes. And sometimes it just feels good to be bad. A little sunflower seed is the star of this book by Jory John and illustrated by Pet Oswald. This seed shows […]

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Textrovert

You’ve Got Mail meets Romeo and Juliet in this teen romance by Lindsey Summer. Keeley and Talon find each other’s lost phones. Their plan for returning them one to another is delayed since Talon is away at football camp. In the meantime their texting soon blossoms into a friendship and Keeley, who’s always in the […]

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Phonics

This picture book by Corey Bryan tells the heartwarming tale about a young boy’s struggle with learning phonics. Rudy is frustrated by the difficult time he is having perfecting the sounds and spellings of words, especially his favorite word ‘magic.’ When letters make multiple sounds it’s confusing, but thanks to his teacher and the gift […]

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A Visit With James Patterson

I wish I were writing to tell you about my recent sit down with the New York Times Bestseller, but unfortunately I’m not. I don’t get the chance to rub elbows with celebrities that much. Still, I am going to share a story about him that has stuck with me until this very day. Fifteen […]

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Support One Another

As writers, authors, readers and members of the literary world, we know the importance of supporting one another. While we don’t always do so—we are human after all—it is something that those in the realm of books do more often than not (at least that’s what I’ve experienced). To give you a snapshot: Recently, I […]

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