Thoughts & Perceptions
Hello all, Please note the correct title is Polly Diamond and the Magic Book. It’s a great new series! BTW…all these books are linked to Amazon if you want further mailing ease and can’t get to an Independent!
(published in the News and Observer, July 7, 2018) (https://www.newsobserver.com/living/article212219569.html) In March I met with Mary Andrews and Nancy Zeman, the founders of Family Reading Partners (FRP) to share new wordless, or near wordless books. I’ve recommended wordless books for years. They read more »
(Published in the News and Observer, 3/29/18) http://www.newsobserver.com/latest-news/article207227879.html Easter is definitely the time for rabbit-y children’s books, but this season it’s a bunny beat bunny world. Politics have entered the children’s book ring, and there are two titles facing off. read more »
The wonderful Susan Romaine, one of the founders of PORCH and initiator of Planting Hope sent me this link. This book has had such a nice run. I was proud and happy to make this list published in Durham read more »
Once the story was written, Peg Gignoux began working her illustrative magic. Peg Gignoux is a fabric artist in Chapel Hill with whom I’ve worked on many community outreach projects. She excites children with color and design, collage and illustrating. read more »
Planting Hope began with writing. Weekly, I bounced between a group of thoughtful ESL middle schoolers in Bev Schieman’s class at Smith Middle School and a fevered enthusiastic crew at Roger’s Road Community Center. Here’s how it worked. The read more »
I love Tony Bartelme, my brother-in-law & writer extraordinare. He and I have such gorgeous conversations about writing! This year HarperCollins Canada published his amazing story “Send Forth the Healing Sun,” a story about a doctor who teaches Tanzanians in read more »