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You mean I’m not done?

The plot shines with all of the needed pieces to keep a reader turning pages and the characters are memorable. It looks like I can close the book (or rather the computer file) and call this one complete…. Okay, not … Continue reading

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A Dash of Help

I recently wrapped up my five month long partnership in our local SCBWI Author Mentorship program. I was matched with Anna-Maria Crum and we worked so efficiently together I was able to get two manuscripts into superb shape for submitting. … Continue reading

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Something smells bad…but it’s not this new title from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS. Filled with colorful pictures, fascinating facts, and activities, the trash here will inspire all readers to look at garbage in a totally new way and more important—take action … Continue reading

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RISE of the ISLE of the LOST

Out this week is the newest book in the Descendants series, RISE OF THE ISLE OF THE LOST. It follows last year’s RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST and the book that started it all in 2015, THE ISLE … Continue reading

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Young readers who are studying the United States or want to learn more about this great country can stop right here at this new title from TIME FOR KIDS. What better way to start  than to have a look at … Continue reading

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The summer months are when my reading ramps up. Whether at home or enjoying a weekend escape to an out of town destination, I have a book nearby. Here’s the top five on my upcoming summer reading list. I LOVE … Continue reading

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Choosing a career has never been so much fun in this new title from National Geographic Kids. It’s compact size is perfect for summer travel and long hours of dreaming of what you want to do in life. Colorful and … Continue reading

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