Monthly Archives: May 2012

Marty McGuire News!

I’ve had a busy spring so far, and so has my chapter book character, third grader Marty McGuire.Here’s a Marty update: The second book in the series, MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS, came out April 1st, and there have already been some super-nice reviews, including this one (that came with a star!) from Kirkus: Floca’s cheery […]

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Celebrating Stories (Part 2): A Terrific Tuesday at IRA 2012

Tuesday morning at the International Reading Association started bright and early for me. I don’t usually have trouble jumping out of bed in the morning, but I was especially excited for breakfast. Can you see why? The theme for the Scholastic Book Clubs breakfast, “My Favorite Teacher,”  made this an easy talk to write because […]

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Celebrating Stories: A Magical Monday at IRA 2012

After two whirlwind days at the International Reading Association Convention in Chicago this week, I have three conclusions to share: Even in this age of high-stakes testing, passion for real reading is alive and well. Teachers have amazing, resilient, indomitable spirits. People who love books are the absolute best people to hang out with. My […]

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