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Sunny Side Ups and Downs

Life’s ups and downs for ten-year olds are very different from those of senior citizens.  Yet there is also common ground that ultimately unites ten-year old Sunny Lewin and her Gramps in Sunny Side Up (2015).  This brand-new, semi-autobiographical memoir … Continue reading

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Dark Tales from Sunny Florence

Posted October 11th, 2012  A Dante “living statue,” standing before the reproduction of Dante’s house. Photo courtesy of Don Larsson. A pig, a puppet, a real boy or two—turn any corner in Florence, Italy and you may encounter a literary … Continue reading

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Get Sets for the Holidays!

Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa—whichever winter holidays you celebrate, sets of graphic books make great, generous gifts for young readers.  Tweens in particular can take delight this holiday season not only in some sets already packaged by publishers but also … Continue reading

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On Earth Day: Poetry Embracing Science

I was shocked—an editor had just told me that poetry had no place in science books!  This young man had been assigned by the publisher to shepherd my completed work-for-hire, about watersheds for middle school readers, into print.  The poetry … Continue reading

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Of Mice and Middle School

Babymouse is growing up!   I recently learned that the perky heroine of twenty graphic novels for young kids started this school year as a middle schooler.   Yet the safe haven that school provides this fantasy character is not what students actually … Continue reading

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Jews, Muslims, Christians: The Rabbi’s Cat Speaks

A skinny, big-eyed cat stands out among the responses cartoonists world-wide  drew to last month’s  terrorist attacks on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris.  Sixteen people were slaughtered and others injured—all to honor those … Continue reading

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