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Quotable Tuesday-Jeanette Larson

Jeanette Larson
Last week, I sidled up to Jeanette Larson at the Texas Library Association convention and asked, “So what does it feel like to be the one with a book for your fellow librarians this time?” Jeanette grinned. “Pretty…
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So This Very Cool Thing Happened…

Yesterday I skyped with Lynette Mattke of PicPocket Books and saw the app of Snuggle Mountain on her desktop in Maryland. Doesn’t that blow your mind? I’m in Austin looking at something on someone’s else computer desktop in a whole…
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Quotable Tuesday-Frances Hill Yansky

When people  ask me, “Hey what’s a good book for little ones to help them understand death?” I always, always, always recommend Frances Yansky‘s Bug Cemetery (Henry Holt, 2002). It is one of those brilliant books that gets to the…
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Thinking About Poetry

All week I have been thinking about poetry, reveling in blogs celebrating this form of the written word. I have also been thinking about what I said last week about poetry being the highest form of writing, about poets being…
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Quotable Tuesday-Philip Yates

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
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April is National Poetry Month

Ta-dah…the month of flowers and showers begins and so does National Poetry Month. Several of my favorite bloggers are doing special events during the month. Greg Pincus at Gotta Book is hosting 30 Poets 30 Days. I am really looking…
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Quotable Tuesday-Dorothy Love

Dorothy Love is funny, smart and wise. When I asked her what quote inspires her as a writer, she gave me three:
“When the itch of literature comes over a man ( Or a woman: Dorothy)  nothing can cure it
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