Category Archives: reading with kids

New Fiction from Virginia KidLit Writers

My home state of Virginia has a hard-working, super-talented, kidlit crew and I wanted to show off a few of the picture books, YA and middle-grade novels coming out in 2016.  This isn’t an exhaustive list; it’s a start. And … Continue reading

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Rainy Days

It’s raining and the weather forecast is calling for more. In a few days I will feel trapped in my house, longing to see something brighter than my daughter’s yellow umbrella.  In a few days — or heck, who am … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi, all. Nanny X Returns is officially out today. It’s available online or you can order through a bookstore near you. I hope you will! Meanwhile, Nanny X has been put on the reading list for the Land of Enchantment Book … Continue reading

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Summer Journals

So I may have mentioned to some of you that I burned my diary when I was in high school. This turned out to be a bad thing, because the feelings that ended up in ashes are feelings I can now … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

During the summer, I sign my kids up for nearly every reading program I find. I’ve heard some parents worry that there shouldn’t be prizes because reading is a prize in itself (true). But many of the summer programs give … Continue reading

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