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Wednesday’s Harvest

September 18, 2013


It’s really hard to believe it was 97 degrees last week when we’re having 30 degree nights this week. The garden is definitely winding down. I’m hoping for a red tomato or two but probably will get the last few green tomatoes, some rutabagas and whatever other surprises are left. One draw back to having […]


August 14, 2012


Suggest a Title for YALSA’s Awards and Booklists! YALSA’s booklists and awards are taking your suggestions for next year’s awards and lists! Almost anyone (authors and publishers cannot nominate their own titles) can suggest a title for the 2013 lists. Be sure to bookmark the new URLs, as our forms have moved to the YALSA website. Don’t be […]


August 9, 2012

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I kept waking up to thunder last night and was so happy to see that it had actually rained here! In this drought, we’ve too often gotten thunder and lightning that signified nothing. Icing on the cake will be the 70 degree temps tomorrow! Maybe we shouldn’t have 70 days in August, but we shouldn’t […]

Thursday Catching up

March 22, 2012


A couple of weeks ago, I taught a class of high school students about creating an online image for colleges and employers. We talked a little bit about Facebook. Did you know some college are requiring sports teams to designating a member of the coaching staff to monitor social networking services? While some employers are […]

Award Season Begins

October 14, 2011

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  Twitter has been filled with news of the National Book Award Finalists. I read Inside Out and Back Again on my Nook and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve not been good about reviewing the books I’ve read on the Nook and I wonder why that is. I’ve got to get better at it, especially when […]

Skipping Stone Award Winners

May 14, 2008

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Skipping Stones An International Multicultural Magazine recently awarded its 2007 Skipping Stone Honor Awards.  Among the winners were the follow books for YAs: Chess Rumble by G. Neri, illustr. Jesse Joshua Watson. Lee and Low; Ages 11-15. ISBN: 978-1-58430-279-7 Jeannette Rankin: Political Pioneer, a biography by Gretchen Woelfle. Calkins Creek/ Boyds Mills Press; […]