Archive for the ‘Tools for the Taking’ Category

5 Unusual Places to Find Picture Book Inspiration

Picture book ideas can hit at the most unlikely times. In honor of picture book month, I’m reprinting my post from last year’s PiBoIdMo about my most unusual sources of inspiration. 1. YouTubeKids say and do the darndest things, right? … Continue reading


Another TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! inspired art project!

Aren’t these dudes the cutest?Thanks, Judith Snyder, for sharing.


Giving books to the youngest readers …

One of my writer buddies, Diane Marty, believes in building a child’s library from birth. That’s why she gives books as baby gifts. Brilliant! With those gifts, she includes the lovely sentiments below and gave me permission to share. FOR … Continue reading


Cool Stuff for Summer Reading Fun!

 Welcome to Summer Vacation! As a way of kicking off a great summer, I’d like to introduce you to the FREE resources available to parents and kids on my website at to supplement summer reading fun. Downloadable Fun and … Continue reading


Teachers – My Way of Saying Thank You!

Dear Teachers  – Welcome to Summer Vacation! As a way of saying thanks for another great school year, I’d like to introduce you to the FREE resources available to teachers, readers and writers on my website at  Just follow … Continue reading

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