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How a Bedtime Rhyme Led to a Promising Series from Moonjami Press

{Guest Blog post from Bianca Ksoll, author of The Mouse from Laos and founder of Moonjami Press} Like most moms of two toddlers I read millions of books every night (and day), somewhere in my sleep-deprived stupor after my second child’s birth I began writing a rhyme in German, my spouse’s native tongue. For some… Read More How a Bedtime Rhyme Led to a Promising Series from Moonjami Press

Books

Advice from Author Elizabeth Rusch: Three Books, Three Research Methods

Late last year, Scholastic Reading Club’s editors released a list of top trends in children’s books for 2017. When I read the list, I cheered. In the number four spot: “The importance of research will grow.” “Yay!” I thought. “I’m trendy!” Trendy is not an adjective often used to describe me or my work as a… Read More Advice from Author Elizabeth Rusch: Three Books, Three Research Methods

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A Picture Book About Kindness and Overcoming Fears-Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

This week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to review Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating by author Laura Gehl. The book is truly a book not only about facing fears, but being kind and compassionate as well. Laura has crafted this special book in a way that it gives us a fresh look… Read More A Picture Book About Kindness and Overcoming Fears-Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating

A Year in the Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett Sesquicentennial Event Celebration

While researching A Year in the Secret Garden I discovered that author Frances Hodgson Burnett lived in the United States from 1865 until she went back for a visit to England in 1872. Another great discovery was that she lived in the town next to our Knoxville and then up in the Jefferson City area… Read More Frances Hodgson Burnett Sesquicentennial Event Celebration

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Guest Author Visit by Elsa Marston: Abd el-Kader, Freedom-fighter and Bridge-builder

It’s my very great pleasure today to welcome world renown author Elsa Marston. Elsa has written prolifically about the Middle East and has published several titles for children. I asked Elsa to stop by today to share her latest release with us The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria (Wisdom Tales Press 2013).   This… Read More Guest Author Visit by Elsa Marston: Abd el-Kader, Freedom-fighter and Bridge-builder