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Thank you, Texas Librarians!

Thank you, Texas Librarians!

I enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Texas this week for the annual Texas Library Association Convention in San Antonio. I was ion the ground in the Lone Star State for ...

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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

I finished Julie Lamana's UPSIDE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE on the plane to the Texas Library Association Convention this week, and  I have two things to say about ...

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The Author’s Purpose: A Poem for the Test Makers

The Author's Purpose: A Poem for the Test Makers

The Author’s Purpose (A Poem for the Test Makers) Kate Messner, Copyright 2014 You said the answer was C. But in truth, That line of alliteration was never intended To echo the soft sound of the ...

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Thank you, Birmingham Readers!

Thank you, Birmingham Readers!

I spent a wonderful two and a half days with the librarians and readers of Birmingham, Michigan schools this week and want to start this blog post with a BIG ...

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St. Patrick’s Day in Western NY

St. Patrick's Day in Western NY

My author travel this week was full of wonderfully familiar faces because I spent two days in Western New York, not far from where I grew up.  The students and ...

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