Looking forward to Twitch


A new book soon to be released is Twitch, a YA novel written by Linda Boyden with illustrations by Kaylene Bigknife. Take a look at the amazing cover.

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Two Publishers You Should Know

Race to the Sun

Two recommendations this week, two publishers: A new novel series from Rick Riordan Presents! Fans and those who have yet to discover his book series will be pleased to know…

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Books by Native Americans

Ancestor Approved

To honor and give thanks to the first Americans and today’s citizens of over 500 tribal nations, I encourage everyone to read books by and about Native people. Each week…

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You don’t have to be good or first
Not even smartest or most right.
If you are kind, that is what our world needs most.

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To the writer, put this magnet on your refrigerator door, and reflect on this poem.

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Let your imagination soar

Walking on Earth & Touching the Sky

I would like to share my favorite poem which I read to my writing students every workshop I teach. Let your imagination soar.

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I Am a Process

Entagled Life by Merlin Sheldrake

I am a process … not a thing, not a piece of matter. What do I mean? Try reading this profound paragraph and let it roll around in your brain.

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The stillness of poetry


A poem for you to enjoy … let the words roll around in your mouth like candy … the images cause you to imagine … and smile

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A Mary Oliver Poem


This summer, a tribute to some of my favorite poems and poets. from Mary Oliver’s poetry collection Devotions, an excerpt from “From the Book of Time”: I rose this morning…

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Read at Home

Read at Home

Remember when you were a child and how fun it was to have your very own copy of Highlights … or any children’s magazine? Children haven’t changed.  Research shows that…

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I don’t think about bank accounts, bills to be paid, and my list of “to do today” when I awake. I look outside my window … cloud bottoms are good-morning…

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“The Peace of Wild Things”

As we prepare to honor Earth Day on April 22nd, reflecting on our important stewardship—take care of this earth and the earth will take care of all—with clean air, food,…

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