Archive for the ‘On a Personal Note’ Category

A Lovely Acrostic Thank You …

… from the kids at Pembroke Hill & Village Schools in Pembroke, NH and their wonderful librarian, Sue Demanche.


Random Read Alouds – “Books and Blankets”

This Wednesday March 9th is World Read Aloud Day. You can read more about that here. In the morning I’ll be doing Skype Read Alouds with the following schools: Early Childhood School, Frisco, TX Pembroke Hill & Village Schools, Pembroke, … Continue reading


Strong Feelings from Light Hearted Article

When I wrote my article Preschool Wardrobe Wars which appeared Monday in the New York Times Motherlode blog, I knew the topic was universal. After all, that’s why I wrote TOO PURPLEY! But I didn’t expect so much emotion to … Continue reading


My Thoughts and Actions After Manuscript Submissions

Perfect.(Hit send)(Immediately check inbox)Editor is reading it right now.Editor is pumping her fist mouthing “You nailed it, Jean.”(Check inbox)Editor is calling Caldecott Honor illustrator and saying, “Your other projects will have to wait.”(Check inbox)Editor is reading it to her staff … Continue reading


The Temptation to Teach a Lesson

I recently autographed dozens of bookplates for TOO PICKLEY! with personalizations for children, but requested primarily by adults. In many of the requests, I was instructed to inscribe mini-warnings like “Remember to eat your veggies” or “Fruits come first.” I … Continue reading

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