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Bud, Not Buddy and a Child’s Point of View

  When I sat down to read Bud, Not Buddy, I thought for sure that my takeaway from this book would be all about voice. After all, Bud’s voice is soooo strong. His voice is funny and distinct and part … Continue reading

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Lessons from Sarah, Plain and Tall

Wow, I feel like I got so behind on this challenge! I haven’t forgotten about it – I promise! I had planned on reading But, Not Buddy for my next Newbery book, but I’ve been distracted because I’ve been reading … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  It took me much longer to read and respond to this book than I thought it would! It has nothing to do with the quality of the book – it’s fabulous – but I was a bit of a … Continue reading

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Book One of my Newbery Challenge: The One and Only Ivan

  I’m so glad I started with this book because it’s one of my favorite middle grade novels of all time, and it was a fun way to kick off the challenge. No matter how many times I read this … Continue reading

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A New Year and a Newbery Challenge

2018 is here! And now I can finally say: “I have a book coming out this year!” 2018 is bound to be an exciting year for me as I see my novel go out into the world. (October!) I am … Continue reading

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This blog is where I’ll post on writing topics, especially those related to everything about writing for children and young adults.

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