Letters for Kids

If you have a young reader in your life and you’re looking for good holiday gift ideas, look no further. Letters for Kids is the perfect gift for young readers. I would have loved to have gotten letters in my mailbox each month from authors! Wouldn’t you?

I’m lucky to be the featured author this month. So – if you’d like to receive my hand-written letter about birthdays and surprises, head over to The Rumpus and start your subscription today.

 

Joy

November was a dark month here. I found myself, last week, searching for joy. Sometimes naming it helps to let in the light. Here are some things that are bringing me joy of late:

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  1. Writing get-aways with dear friends
  2. Kristin Cashore has a new book coming out soon!
  3. Delicious pies on Thanksgiving
  4. that lovely view of the moon that we had
  5. letters from students:
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I hope there’s lots of joy in your life today!

 

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

 

“Once someone reads your diary, you’re never the same. You realize you’re not alone when you write, and you start to write for the person who will read your words.”

~Laura Amy Schlitz’s The Hired Girl

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Verse novel. Middle grade. Boy deals with parents’ divorce, his love of soccer, and a girl he can’t stop thinking about. Beautiful poems that are exquisite all on their own, but together make for a really interesting and well-told story.

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

 

 

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston is a book that everyone needs to see. The illustrations are an amazing blend of words and art that will take your breath away. Grab this one from the library and feast your eyes. You won’t be disappointed.