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Kick Back and Learn Something

With all of the demands on individuals and families today, one way to squeeze in some quality time with everyone in your household is to find a book or a movie that you can enjoy together. (Not easy, I know!) However . . . here are a few suggestions to get you & your family

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Winning isn’t everything, but it’s FUN!

August contest winners were chosen from all of the book-lovers who “liked” my Facebook page, commented on or “liked” Fb posts or blog posts, signed up for my Flying Tidings newsletter, or otherwise interacted with these pages. Thanks to all who entered—and because we love people who love books, we’re sending signed book copies to

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Overlapping Circles

I recently met with over a hundred 2nd  and 3rd graders from DC elem schools at the wonderful Politics & Prose book store in Washington, DC. We talked about Horace Pippin’s life and work and how he used his creativity to strengthen his arm and clear his mind after the horrible battles he fought in

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Going to the Dogs

Whenever I do a school visit, I painstakingly put together a whole new series of visuals to share with each class or age group. But no matter how old the students are, no matter where the school is located, no matter how long the kids have been listening to me talk about my writing process,

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So much depends upon …

… Labor! A brief tip of the hat to yesterday’s observance of Labor Day. Did you know that it was established as a federal holiday in 1894?? And that it was inspired by workers’ rights disputes in Canada? And that, after July 4th and Memorial Day, it is the third most popular grilling holiday in

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Contest!

We begin our friendships in many ways. Share a story about the circumstances in which you met one of your closest—or most unlikely—friends. Enter it in the comments accompanying this blog entry. You’ll be registered for a random drawing to win one of ten autographed books. Post your story no later than midnight on June

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