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‘New box of crayons’ time…..

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COMMON CORE COMMON SENSE

I’ve enjoyed all the talk and articles lately about the adoption of the Current Educational Common Core with its emphasis on critical thinking and non-fiction facts by using trade books in our school classrooms.  I thought that was what good teachers were … Continue reading

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“I’ve Noticed !”…industry news

It’s finally spring and so much seems to suddenly happen! or need doing! or change in some way!  Love it and hate it.. but it’s never boring and slow like winter can be. Bologna was sort of the big start … Continue reading

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Listening to Professional Hints:

I like to start a new year by going over the ‘visiting notes’ I take while showing off my portfolio of 30+ artists at publishing houses during the previous year.  Great reminders of who liked whom, and I usually find … Continue reading

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a Social Studies Honor!

the Peachtree book illustrated by our own STACEY SCHUETT, Marching With Aunt Susan,  has been choosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2012 by the CBC and the NCSS!  quite the honor!  AND we just learned that this book … Continue reading

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SO PROUD TO official LAUNCH my son and artist JEREMY TUGEAU’s latest book from Lerner/Kar Ben  NATHAN BLOWS OUT THE HANUKKA CANDLES      …enjoy!

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ALOHA to Spring and book launch!

Beautiful palm trees, pretty flowers and a warm breeze are all waiting to welcome 8-year-old Carol Ann to her new school in Hawaii. But she doesn’t want palm trees or a warm breeze. She wants her old friends. She wants her … Continue reading

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EARTH DAY WEEK….and EASTER TOO!

How perfect a week for enjoying the blessings of life and particularly the renewal of life SPRING and EASTER!!!  It’s been an odd and long winter most everywhere this year, but spring DOES spring eternal none the less.  So let’s … Continue reading

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FLIPPIN’ FUN…..

TWO IN ONE!!!! FLIP BOARD BOOKS ARE FUN….and this one illustrated by my artist Melissa Iwai, and written by Denise Dowling-Mortensen, has already proved itself to Clarion who published it, and to so many kids who LOVE cars and trucks and … Continue reading

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to our librarians!!!!

it says it all…..from Priscilla Burris and ALL the CAT ARTISTS!!!!    THANK YOU !!!!

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