Author Archives: madelyn

Sydney Taylor

This is my copy of All-of-a-Kind Family, the first in a series of books by Sydney Taylor. I loved this book as a kid and I still show it off when I visit schools. Because when I discovered this book, I … Continue reading

Posted in diverse books, judaism, this is just a test, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Eleven

I finally finished watching Stranger Things with my family and now I feel like I’m caught up culturally again, even if the Post put Millie Bobby Brown on the out list this year. (Not in my house, Post!) Storm Reid … Continue reading

Posted in kidlit | Leave a comment

Take Care

Take Care, a picture book about taking care of the world — and each other — came out this week. It’s illustrated by Giuliana Gregori. I write about where the idea for the book started over here and I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Self Defense

I see posts online at the start of each year with recommendations on “how authors should behave,” a list of things we should do and not do in the year ahead, mostly related to social media and reviews and writing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, internet, writing | Leave a comment

Putting it out to the universe…

My friend Kristen Lippert-Martin said recently that if there were things I wanted to do, I should just put them out there to the universe. She meant mentioning it to actual humans in the hopes that they might have connections … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment