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Mock Siberts, Part 1

KidLitFrenzy is running a mock Sibert competition, asking people to nominate their favorite contenders for this years ALA award for the most distinguished informational books for children. Right up my alley!...

Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer

In writing biography, it’s tempting to start at your subject’s birth and finish at your subject’s death. But usually that’s not the structure that will best tell the story. In...

Fish for Jimmy

Historical fiction can be used to present troubling topics in a controlled way appropriate for young children. In this historical fiction,¬†Yamasaki skillfully tackles a difficult subject–World War II Japanese-American internment...