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Author Tracy Barrett shares

 May 18th I wrote about The Sherlock Files #1 The 100 Year-Old Secret. Tracy Barrett and I were finally able to connect by phone long enough for a good chat and I wanted to share this information with you. We’ll be organizing a Nashville Kid-Lit Drink Night this fall to get together and chat more. Let [...]

Author Tracy Barrett shares

 May 18th I wrote about The Sherlock Files #1 The 100 Year-Old Secret. Tracy Barrett and I were finally able to connect by phone long enough for a good chat and I wanted to share this information with you. We’ll be organizing a Nashville Kid-Lit Drink Night this fall to get together and chat more. Let [...]

Insect World

If you could see the world through a cat’s eyes, would your opinion of insects change? My cats and I were enjoying watching some ants outside. Periodically the cats would pounce on them, but most of the time they simply sat watching them crawl. Not so with flies. Foolish fly that dares too near my [...]

Insect World

If you could see the world through a cat’s eyes, would your opinion of insects change? My cats and I were enjoying watching some ants outside. Periodically the cats would pounce on them, but most of the time they simply sat watching them crawl. Not so with flies. Foolish fly that dares too near my [...]

Secrets

I have a secret! Shhhhh! It’s so good and I’m so excited that I might explode if I don’t share it soon. Arghhhhhhh! I have to wait just a bit more, but as soon as I can, I’ll share it right here with you. First, yes, you will hear before my mother does. Sorry, Mom! [...]

Secrets

I have a secret! Shhhhh! It’s so good and I’m so excited that I might explode if I don’t share it soon. Arghhhhhhh! I have to wait just a bit more, but as soon as I can, I’ll share it right here with you. First, yes, you will hear before my mother does. Sorry, Mom! [...]

Puzzle Crazy

Love puzzles? An educational assistant and I found teaching a challenged student how to put together puzzles on Jigzone.com was very rewarding. In the beginning he insisted over and over again, "I can’t. Too hard." The first week he’d sometimes yell at the monitor. But something happened. Like puzzle pieces, something came together and clicked [...]

Puzzle Crazy

Love puzzles? An educational assistant and I found teaching a challenged student how to put together puzzles on Jigzone.com was very rewarding. In the beginning he insisted over and over again, "I can’t. Too hard." The first week he’d sometimes yell at the monitor. But something happened. Like puzzle pieces, something came together and clicked [...]

Hello, Brian P. Cleary, Are you Reading?

It’s all Brian’s fault. My students discovered that Brian read their blog post about his book Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally. "The author read what WE wrote?" they asked me.  "Yes, 4th graders, Brian said he loved hearing from students about his books," I replied.  "Can we tell him more?" they asked. "Well, if [...]

Hello, Brian P. Cleary, Are you Reading?

It’s all Brian’s fault. My students discovered that Brian read their blog post about his book Lazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally. "The author read what WE wrote?" they asked me.  "Yes, 4th graders, Brian said he loved hearing from students about his books," I replied.  "Can we tell him more?" they asked. "Well, if [...]