Are you looking for ways to get kids reading during the summer? Children’s author Diane Davies has tips on encouraging young people to read—she has experience with teaching, after all. Click on the bottom link to access ways to have kids get access to books while being adventurous and having fun. Below are books DaviesContinue reading “Trying to Get Your Kids to Read?”
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New Book Review: Wolf in the Snow
I have a new book review posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This one is Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell, which won the 2018 Caldecott Award.
The Purpose of Fiction in Real Life – Guest Post by Shalynn Mellerup — M Liz Boyle
The following post is from M. Liz Boyle’s website. Enjoy reading about the benefits of fiction by Shalynn Mellerup, and be sure to check out her picture books. With all the worthwhile non-fiction available, do we really need fiction stories? Today we’re welcoming my friend Shalynn Mellerup to the blog! Read on to see herContinue reading “The Purpose of Fiction in Real Life – Guest Post by Shalynn Mellerup — M Liz Boyle”
Be Gritty? Or Be Optimistic?
It’s good to be realistic about how corrupt our world is. But how realistic is too realistic, particularly when it comes to writing stories? Should we be as gritty as today’s news and reveal all the world’s evils? Or be the opposite extreme, too optimistic? My book review on Laika: Astronaut Dog shows a bookContinue reading “Be Gritty? Or Be Optimistic?”
New Book Review: Fluffy Fox and The Little Turtle
I wrote another book review for Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This time, it’s about a fox with a big problem but helps someone else in the midst of it. What is this fox’s problem? Hint: it has to do with her tail.
Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle
Don’t believe teenagers can benefit from picture books? Read this article from M. Liz Boyle’s website. Sarah Mackenzie, author and founder of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, says that we should read a picture book every day as kids grow up, even when they’re teenagers! If this sounds odd to you, listen to the podcast toContinue reading “Read to Your Kids, Part VI, Ocean Stories with Beautiful Illustrations — M Liz Boyle”
“The Floor Is Lava” Game is Ending Tomorrow
Have you joined the group “The floor is lava, come play” on MeWe yet? You may want to join now, as this lava-ish game is ending TOMORROW at 12:00pm MST! There, you can post anything lava-related, like a video, a science article, or a funny meme involving lava (Keep it family-friendly, please.). A lot ofContinue reading ““The Floor Is Lava” Game is Ending Tomorrow”
Giveaway Ending This Saturday!
TWO-AND-A-HALF DAYS until the end of the giveaway! If you have a lava science article, a meme of somebody trying to cross real or imagined lava, or even a lava-themed craft or recipe, join the group “The floor is lava, come play” on MeWe and post it by SATURDAY at 12:00pm MST. Don’t forget toContinue reading “Giveaway Ending This Saturday!”
Lava Game Is Still Going On…Until February 26
Hi, everyone! There’s still time to play “The floor is lava” on MeWe. But this week, I’m allowing players to post not only memes but also lava-related books and articles. For example, you can post a science article about lava or a kid’s book about lava. And if you happen to find a lava cakeContinue reading “Lava Game Is Still Going On…Until February 26”
Book Review: Shy Willow by Cat Min
Another book review was posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog, written by yours truly. It’s about the children’s book Shy Willow by Cat Min, a sweet and funny story filled with beautiful illustrations. Here is the link to the review. Enjoy!