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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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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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    15 May 2021 Happy Birthday to Me! I am out celebrating my birthday. Because I LOVE books, I love giving people books for their birthday or my birthday or their celebration or any holiday, even silly ones like Sweetest Day. This year, I want to give three of you the choice of one...
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A Note to Readers Readers, I am delighted to have Stephanie on my blog. We met online in 12 x 12 and are part of a debut author’s group, New Books for Kids. I adore Stephanie’s book–it teaches an effective breathing tool for overcoming fear and being brave! In this way, it’s a book that...
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Dear Readers, I’ve been blogging for about fifteen years over at The Write Now! Coach Blogs. When I decided to launch a new blog to help teachers and librarians use children’s books in the classroom, I shared my vision with just a few people. One of them was my friend and critique partner Sandy Brehl....
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The Clothesline Code
A Note to Readers Readers! I am delighted to welcome Janet Halfmann to the blog. I’ve know Janet through my local SCBWI for years. And I’ve always admired the way she takes on lesser-known stories and researches them until she finds the truth behind the legends. She appeared on my writing coaching blog to talk...
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