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Rochelle Melander
A Note to Readers We need to talk about consent with our children. But it’s awkward! Britta Stromeyer Esmail’s picture book, Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday gives parents, teachers, and librarians an amazing starting point. Read on to learn more! Rochelle Teaching Raina’s  (Un) Happy Birthday Tell us about your book. Young children don’t have much...
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A Note to Readers When I met Liz Trudeau, I knew I had to feature her on the Tales for Mighty Writers Blog! I wrote Mightier than the Sword  to explore how writers changed the world. I was curious about how they  overcame obstacles to succeed. The award winning science fiction novelist Octavia Butler had...
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A Note to Readers Today on the blog, I’m talking with Master Teacher Ann Dallman, author of  Cady and the Bear Necklace. This book would be a perfect resource for Native American Heritage Month in November. Happy Reading and Writing! Rochelle     Teaching Cady and the Bear Necklace   Tell us about your book Cady...
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A Note to Readers I am delighted to welcome Katie Munday Williams to the blog! She’s written a beautiful book about Anne Bradstreet. Here she talks about how you can use this marvelous resource in your classroom. Enjoy! Rochelle Teaching Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel Tell us about your book. Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne...
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A Note to Readers I am so thrilled to welcome my friend and debut group member Leah Rose Kessler to the blog to talk about her new picture book Rat Fair. This nearly wordless picture book is full of so much kindness and joy–I just love it! And wait until you see the amazing tools...
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Sandy Brehl
A Note to Readers I am so thrilled to welcome my friend and critique partner Sandy Brehl to the blog to talk about her new picture book, Is It Over? You may remember that Sandy stopped by the blog earlier this year to talk about The Joy of Sharing Picture Books. In both posts, Sandy...
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A Note to Readers As we approach Independence Day, it’s a good time to reflect on the people who helped establish this country. Given that the United States was formed at a time when women mostly worked as homemakers, teachers, nurses, and servants, it’s both surprising and delightful to find out that women also took...
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A Note to Readers I am so excited about this post from Aileen Weintraub. I met Aileen in a Facebook group this past winter, and was so excited to learn about her new book, We Got Game: 35 Female Athletes Who Changed the World. Young female athletes need books about their role models–how they’re winning...
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A Note to Readers I can’t wait to read Ken Lamug’s new book! I mean, a superhero story with a snarky sidekick—how cool is that? The book comes out June 15–and I’ll be waiting for mine to arrive at my local indy bookstore. But if you want to order one and get a signed book,...
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Reluctant Readers
A Note to Readers I’m delighted to welcome Kim Zachman to the blog to talk about how to reach those reluctant readers. Whether you are a writer, educator or librarian, this post will help you connect with readers. Enjoy!   Reeling in Reluctant Readers by Kim Zachman   For seven years, I had the best...
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