Isn’t it about time for a holiday? It’s been three weeks since the Fourth of July and we won’t celebrate Labor Day for another five weeks.
Well, I hereby declare July 25th Joy-in-Words Day. Help celebrate!
What’s your favorite word to say out loud? What word gives you joy as it rolls around in your brain, through your mouth, and off your tongue?… more
Every good intention of posting every weekday … and then a vicious flu attacks and all plans go astray. Flu trumps blog. Now I know.
One good thing to come out of having a week-long flu: my to-be-read pile isn’t as high as it once was.
In fact, it brought back memories of a perfect summer day. All my neighborhood friends were busy doing something else, so I would ride five miles across town to the library on my Schwinn bike with the deep wicker basket.… more
Once upon a time, an author wrote three books about a fourth-grader named Ida May who had friendship troubles. One friend moved away, leaving Ida May feeling unhappy and untrusting. That story is told in My Last Best Friend. An intriguing and adventurous girl moves to town and Ida May is excited about My New Best Friend.… more
Barbara O’Connor’s book How to Steal a Dog is a real children’s favorite. This book about a homeless girl’s plan to save her family by stealing a dog has, to date, been nominated in twenty-one states for a children’s choice award. We’ve recently learned that the book is a winner in three states, receiving the William Allen White Children’s Book Award in Kansas, the Prairie Pasque Award in South Dakota, and the South Carolina Children’s Book Award.… more
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