Last Tuesday, I presented to Camp Read-a-Lot in Rochester, MN. We had about 30 educators for a day of learning and talking about great nonfiction and poetry books. Here are some highlights (you can click on any thumbnail to view a bigger pic). Thank you, SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating), for
Sunday was super busy. I went to the Children’s Literature Assembly board meeting first thing in the morning. CLA (you should join!) is part of the National Council of Teachers of English. I’m not on the board, but I’m organizing the Master Class (poetry, of course!) at the NCTE conference
I shared some highlights of my Friday night and Saturday day at the IRA Conference recently in New Orleans. By late afternoon Saturday, I was pretty exhausted. And a little bit nervous. I was going to dinner with some Lerner folks, who had hosted my signing that afternoon and helped
I was in New Orleans for the International Reading Association recently and thought I’d share some pictures and thoughts over this week and next. After a fun Friday day, including lunch at NOLA and a ride on the paddleboat Natchez,?I went to a get-together hosted by April Whatley Bedford, a
Last month, I went to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to speak at the Gayle A. Zeiter Children’s Literature Conference. It was a fantastic experience, and I wanted to share a few pictures. I had a wonderful time presenting about children’s poetry and sharing easy ways to dive into
Check out the cool printable that the Poetry Friday Anthology folks created for my cinquain poem, “Fire!” As we?already know, and as sad national news is proving more than ever this week, firefighters are truly heroes who risk their lives for our safety. (This printable was created before that news
Saturday morning, after a bit of driveway shoveling and dropping off my daughter for a broomball tournament, I went to Children’s Literature Network’s annual Books for Breakfast event. Twenty-five authors and illustrators give a two-minute peek each into their current work to an audience of 200+ teachers, media specialists, etc.
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