4th Annual Thanksgiving Author Talk: Writing Contest 3rd Grade Winners

Bobbie Pyron, author of A DOG’S WAY HOME, THE DOGS OF WINTER, and LUCKY STRIKE, and I did a school visit at Trailside Elementary School in Park City, Utah before the Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a writing contest for …

4th Annual Thanksgiving Author Event: Writing Contest 5th Grade Winners

Bobbie Pyronimg_2533, author of A DOG’S WAY HOME, THE DOGS OF WINTER, and LUCKY STRIKE, and I did a school visit at Trailside Elementary School in Park City, Utah before the Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a writing contest for …

2015 Writing Workshop: MALDIVES

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Map of Maldives – Look for the red circle!

Every year I plan a Thanksgiving trip somewhere tropical and reserve a day out of my vacation to do a pro bono writing workshop / author school visit with kids. This …

The Repression of Icons Birthed Palekh Miniatures and Led to the Emergence of Russian Fairy Tales Worldwide

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The village of Palekh in Russia

Long, long ago, over the course of three centuries the little village of Palekh emerged as one of the leading centers of iconic painting in Russia. Its face and long traditions, however, changed dramatically …

*Kirkus STARRED REVIEW List of World Books for Kids

When I was a kid, I was on a constant hunt to find a good book set outside of the United States. I wasn’t always successful. That’s why I created this blog, World Reads. I hope this site will become …

 
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