Learning from Ants^M

-Posted on: November 14, 2019


When researching the life of Charles H. Turner, the pioneering African American entomologist, I learned about Turner’s Circling, the phenomenon where ants meander as they try to find their way home. Turner was the first to describe this action …



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School Visits – Maximizing Value^M

-Posted on: October 14, 2019


Are you a writer? Illustrator? Teacher? Librarian? If so, you know that a good school visit is uplifting and inspiring for everyone involved.

But what makes a “good” school visit? To me, there are three tenets:

  • Entertain
  • Educate
  • Connect

Based …



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From Ideas to New Journeys^M

-Posted on: September 15, 2019


The Idea

Did I ever think that I would be writing a blog, let alone a blog about children’s books? No way, Never!!! I’m a nurse for goodness sake. I’m used to speaking medical jargon and educating patients on how …



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