#50PreciousWords – 2017 Edition

The lovely and talented Vivian Kirkfield has challenged us kidlit writers to write a complete story using just 50 words.  #50PreciousWords was inspired by Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, which only contains 50 unique words!  To find out more about this fun contest, check out Vivian’s website and follow along on Twitter using the hashtag… Read more »

50 Precious Words

The talented Vivian Kirkfield has extended a challenge to her fellow writers. Write a story for children in 50 words or less! This was a tricky but fun task. Here is my entry! POOL PARTY (49 words) Splash! Pool party! But Emma can’t swim. Dipping toes is not enough. What to do? Look! What’s that?… Read more »

World Read Aloud Day with the Amazing Josh Funk

In celebration of World Read Aloud Day, one of my second grade media skills classes had the opportunity to Skype with Josh Funk, author of the hilarious LADY PANCAKE AND SIR FRENCH TOAST. He was a gracious guest who answered all of my students’ questions and also read aloud to them. This was truly a… Read more »

Raising Readers – Our Current Favorites

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to read. As a teacher, my favorite part of my job is introducing my students to great children’s literature. As a mother, my children and I read together all of the time. My passion for writing picture books is directly related to my love of reading… Read more »