School & Kid Lit

  • On Duck Pond Giveaway

    Welcome to Day #10 of the On Duck Pond Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of On Duck Pond by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Bob Marstall (4/11/17), blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Jane and Bob, plus 10 chances to win a set of On Bird Hill and On Duck Pond ! The Illustration Process Part 2 by Bob Marstall My entire process for illustrating pages 22-23 of “On Duck Pond”  Jane Yolen’s text for this two-page spread: The heron left her nest and limb,   ...

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  • Overwhelmed 

    We all get overwhelmed. It happens. It’s OK. The more important part is how we deal with being overwhelmed. As adults we struggle to manage our feelings. How do you handle it when your kids get overwhelmed? It’s so important to teach them how to deal with being overwhelmed. Think about it. How have you talked to your kids about dealing with struggle. Just saying things like “figure it out” or “it happens to everyone” doesn’t help. We as parents...


  • Happy Birthday Little Man 

    I don’t have a baby anymore. That’s still and odd thought for me. How is he one already? With our oldest we of course had a party…but with the little one I wasn’t too worried because we had planned on going to Atlanta on his birthday weekend. It was going to be simple to find something fun to do there. But as with any plans, those were cancelled a week or so before we were leaving. No time to plan a party. (enter mom guilt here) There are a lot of things moms c...


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  • Salvation Army Angel Tree

    The Salvation Army Angel wasn’t anything I had planned on doing. It’s one of those things I see every year, and have good intentions on doing it… but for some reason I just never have. We went to see Santa on Friday night and I went planning on having a line out the door. I mean it’s a week before Christmas after all. I should have done it earlier in the month but with everything else going on…it’s been on the back burner. I wasn’t planning on ...