Category Archives: kidlit

Writing Resolutions

I always make loads of New Year’s resolutions – multi-page lists, covering everything from the external (I will not leave my pajamas on the bathroom floor after I take a shower) to the internal (I will yell less; I will learn to … Continue reading

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We Need Diverse Books

Can you remember the first time you saw yourself in a book? For me, it was when I read All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. The book was about five sisters living during the Depression. I had a little brother and … Continue reading

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To Catch a Frog

As some of you may know, I’ve spent the last few weeks searching for a frog to use in a trailer for How to Behave at a Tea Party, my book with illustrator Heather Ross that comes out this September. … Continue reading

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Nanny X Behind the Scenes

So my mother-in-law just won the Mother-in-Law of the Year award, at least in my book, for patiently submitting to the direction of a very particular director (Kid No. 1), not to mention wearing a leather jacket in July. The … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop: Wendy Shang

  This week Wendy Shang is up to bat on the writing process tour. Wendy is the author of The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, and you can usually find her blogging about middle-grade books at From the Mixed Up … Continue reading

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