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Aristotle, Tigers, and a New Picture Book, Oh My!

Aristotle statue by Panos. Stageira. Greece 2730 years ago, the great philosopher Aristotle was puzzled.   He thought about the parts of a tiger, like the heart, stomach, and brain. He knew, that separately, the parts made a heap or pile. Together, though, they created something different -- 

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

GOT 3 MINUTES?  Click here to watch the Time Whiskers sizzle reel and get to know one very appealing cat. I'm so excited to share this three-minute sizzle reel for TIME WHISKERS. Ok. Ok.  I know. What's a sizzle reel? And what's TIME WHISKERS?  Let's start  with the sizzle reel.  This is where the old(er) dog

Let’s Get nErDy!

  NERD CAMP PA 2021 is less than two weeks away! Can't wait to get #nErDy at this FREE literacy "unconference" for educators, librarians and others with a passion for children's & YA lit.  I'll be joining Michelle Schaub (author, Kindness is a Kite String), Keila Dawson (author, Opening the Road), Nancy Churnin (author Dear Mr.

All Around Us

All Around Us I have to tell you about a children's book I absolutely love. All Around Us, written by Xelena Gonzalez, illustrated by Adrianna M. Garcia (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017, winner of the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award: Nature and Ecology Books and many more awards!) is

The World Needs You To Be the Best You Can Be

The World Needs You To Be the Best You Can Be I just finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. Actually, I devoured it. Gilbert gave me a much-needed refresher on creativity, reminding me to: “..do whatever brings you to life, then follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them.