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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 Readers I’m delighted to welcome Candice Marley Conner to the blog to talk about how teachers can use her brand new book, Sassafras and her Teeny Tiny Tail with students. This book is Dyslexic inclusive; it is printed in a font that everyone can read, including people with dyslexia. Yay! Read on...
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A Note to Readers My friend Janet Halfmann has three books releasing almost back to back. The first two are nonfiction, the third fiction, and all have lots of fun science. This is the first of three posts (the dates for the second two are yet to be determined) featuring Janet’s new books. I haven’t...
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A Note to Readers When I wrote MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, I was excited to learn about Charles Darwin and his amazing discoveries. Jordan Bell puts Darwin’s findings into fiction, helping young people understand the concepts of evolution. If this is something you cover with your students, you won’t want to miss this post! Enjoy!...
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A Note to Readers Letter week! Who doesn’t love celebrating each one of those lovely letters during letter week–as well as diagraphs. And with Stef Wade’s amazing book Q & U Call It Quits, you have a built-in tool for making this week rock! Enjoy! Rochelle   Teaching Q & U CALL IT QUITS  ...
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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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