Tag Archives: children’s books

When the Muse Whacks You Upside the Head (or, Letting Robin Williams Skip the Script)

by Jean Foster Akin Something mysterious happened to me yesterday. Something magical. It’s happened to me before, but I’ve never thought to tell you about it until now. I’m writing a mystery for an adult audience. My first book was traditionally … Continue reading

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The Proper Way to Eat Worms

I wasn’t interested in math when I was eight, only in reading and writing, but my third grade teacher, Mrs. Lane, let me know that math was important too (how would I be able to tell if I had received the correct … Continue reading

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Book Fair Offers “No-Pressure-To-Buy” Environment!

For the AUTHORS at a multi-author signing or book fair, there is that comforting feeling we get when gathering with other people who do what we do (write). There is a feeling of camaraderie that we don’t get at lone-author signings, where the … Continue reading

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Multi-Author Book Signing at Barnes and Noble

Yesterday, Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Saratoga Springs organized a book signing for local authors. I was one of those authors, and it was a great day for me for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I met three other authors, … Continue reading

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Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble and the Difference Between Boys and Girls

It’s been a busy busy summer for me, and now, as the first year since the publication of my first book comes to a close, I am preparing for my book signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Saratoga Springs, New … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White…a book review with enrichment activities

CHARLOTTE’S WEB, by E.B. White Illustrations by Garth Williams Harper Collins, 1952 (ages 8-12) A good read-aloud book? Absolutely. SUMMARY: Young Fern is able to convince her father to allow her to keep the runt piglet just born on their … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hooray! A Pinata! (with enrichment activities)

 Hooray! A Piñata!! by Eliza Kleven Dutton Children’s Books/Penguin 1996 (for ages 6-9) SUMMARY: Young Clara selects a dog-shaped piñata for her birthday but becomes attached to it, pretending it is a real pet, and doesn’t want to see it broken. … Continue reading

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