Category Archives: kidlit

Madelyn’s Virginia-centric Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Try saying that five times fast. Here’s a summer-reading project I’ve wanted to put together for a long time: a scavenger hunt with a read-local twist. My hope is that you, the young readers in my home state, will get … Continue reading

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Skyping and Reading

Wednesday was World Read Aloud Day, one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a reminder that no one is too old or too young to listen to a story. Not me. Not my husband. Not my eye-rolling teens. People may … Continue reading

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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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Brother-sister books

When I write, I spend a lot of time exploring brother-sister relationships — perhaps because I couldn’t have gotten through my teen years without my own brother. I love reading about brother-sister relationships, too, even if they’re in the periphery … Continue reading

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Nine Good Books About Dogs (Also: Nine Books About Good Dogs)

I’m so excited to have HOW TO BEHAVE AT A DOG SHOW join the other established dog/pet books out in the world – especially as we gear up for The National Dog Show and then Westminster. This week, I’m taking a … Continue reading

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