Tag: books

I Love to Read– In Brazil!

Let the Brazil blog begin! With any luck (and wifi) I will be updating this as I visit International Schools in Brazil this month. I always tell the students I meet that books can take you amazing places–both real and imagined. Boy is that the truth! It’s finally hitting me that my Brazilian adventure is real. … Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 3

Teen reviewer Maris Dyer reviews Mara Dyer…wait—what? Confession:  When I first received this book, I was terrified to read it. Not because it was a horror story or because of comments from other people who had read it, but because of the title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. My name is Maris Dyer. Music from… Read more »

Revisions? Ho Ho HO… a holiday poem

‘Twas a week before Christmas when all through the night, Revisions were stirring– Tomorrow I’d write! I’d promised my agent a debut best-seller. “I’m finished! Let’s send it!” I wanted to tell her. But children arrived with their laundry from college. (My nest had been empty as they searched for knowledge.) Alas, the house bustled… Read more »

No More Picture Books? You might as well not believe in Santa!

Season’s Greetings! Last fall, when the New York Times declared picture books were “so unpopular these days,” I was surrounded by eager readers at the Oakland Parents Literacy Project’s Family Night where, after teachers and volunteers read aloud to different age-groups, each child received an age appropriate, NEW book. Yes there were chapter books and… Read more »