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Welcome! If you’re new to me or new to Tales for the Mighty Writer start here! What: Tales for the Mighty Writer offers information about books that will enrich children’s lives. Who: This blog is for teachers, librarians, homeschooling parents, after school program leaders, and authors and anyone else who is looking for a good book...
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A Note to the Reader Just in time for the holidays, I am delighted to welcome Maxine Rose Schur to talk about her new book The Peddler’s Gift.   Teaching The Peddler’s Gift Tell us about your book. What do you hope your young readers will take away from your book? The Peddler’s Gift is...
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A Note to Readers I am delighted to welcome Stephanie Wildman back to the blog to talk about her new book, Treasure Hunt. Stephanie appeared on my blog a year ago to talk about teaching her book, Brave in the Water: Teaching Brave in the Water. This delightful book will capture your children’s imaginations! It’s...
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Tomorrow we celebrate National Day on Writing! Are you planning on writing tomorrow? I am! To honor the day and to honor writers, I’m sharing three of my favorite quotes on writing.   First a quote from one of my favorite poets, Audre Lorde. Remember: Poetry is NOT a luxury.   Next, some words from...
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A Note to Readers I’m delighted to welcome Tom Durwood to the blog to talk about his new book, Ruby Pi and the Geometry Girls. It’s full of fun stories designed to get young people interested in math! Read on to learn more! Teaching Ruby Pi and the Geometry Girls   Tell us about your...
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A Note to Readers How many of you teach reluctant writers? I do. And sometimes it’s challenging to encourage them to stick with it long enough to get anything down on paper. I can’t want to read Brainstorm! to them! Brainstorm! is the perfect book to inspire them to let the ideas flow! Think about...
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A Note to Readers I am delighted to welcome Sarah E. Sterk and Sarah M. White  to talk about their book La vaca Lola y otros cuentos. I am so glad to have  with us to share this valuable resource! Especially now! It’s the perfect time to feature a Spanish-language book. In the United States,...
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A Note to Readers Welcome to another school year and brand new posts to help you recommend books to your students and patrons! Today, I am delighted to welcome Gayle Rosengren to talk about her brand new novel, MacKenzie’s Last Run.   Teaching MacKenzie’s Last Run Tell us about your book. What do you hope...
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A Note to Readers How I love picture book biographies! Today’s post features a picture book biography that will be perfect for Women’s History Month (right now!) or a unit on the Revolutionary War. Happy Reading! Rochelle   Teaching Revolutionary Prudence Wright   Tell us about your book. REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT: LEADING THE MINUTE WOMEN...
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A Note to Readers When I researched Charles Darwin for my book, Mightier Than the Sword, I was surprised to learn he frequently skipped school. But Darwin didn’t just mess around–(okay, he did a little of that)–he used his time away from school to experiment with chemistry. In fact, he got so good at making...
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