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Late Blooming Writer: Carol Gordon Ekster

Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age. Today we hear from late blooming author Carol Gordon Ekster: Teaching … Continue reading

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How Old Am I? Picture Book Review

Finally—a Children’s Book about Aging! This is a fascinating and important picture book. I highly recommend How Old Am I?  and commend the publisher, author Julie Pugeat, and illustrator–photographer JR. It’s not easy convincing publishers that children are interested in … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer interview: Author Dionna Mann

***Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age.*** Today we have a delightful interview of late blooming children’s  author … Continue reading

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7 Positive Things Picture Books Can Teach Us about Aging

(Note: I’m celebrating a “blogiversary” with a book giveaway! “A is for Aging” was birthed back in 2013, to zero fanfare! 😉 Along the way I’ve collaborated with Sandra L. McGuire Ph.D. on resources on the website. And in 2022 … Continue reading

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Ten Beautiful Things & Kiyoshi’s Walk

Two lovely new picture books subtly address loneliness, compassion, wisdom, creativity and the beauty surrounding us. These Age Positive picture books, Ten Beautiful Things and Kiyoshi’s Walk, do this in such an exceptional way that both adults and children will … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: The Water Lady

My Top Ten Reasons to read The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation Text by Alice McGinty; Illustrations by Shonto Begay Schwartz & Wade Books; 2021 Grandmother Darlene Arviso delivers water via tanker truck to hundreds … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Mornings with Monet

My Top Ten Reasons to Read Mornings with Monet Text by Barb Rosenstock; illustrated by Mary GrandPre` Alfred A. Knopf Publishing, 2021. Famed Impressionist painter Claude Monet lived near France’s River Seine his entire life. Barb Rosenstock, author of the … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer Gloria Amescua guest post

Late Bloomer Guest Post Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age.   Gloria Amescua is the late blooming … Continue reading

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3 Stereotype-busting Picture Books about Grandmothers

  As a brand new grandma myself–to a blessedly healthy (and adorable!) grandson, I certainly notice there are many lovely picture books featuring grandmothers and grandchildren. But not many break the stereotypical typical grandma mold like these three. And they … Continue reading

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Nana Akua Goes to School

Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker Illustrated by April Harrison Schwartz & Wade Books; 2020 What’s not to love in the picture book Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker?! It’s Grandparents Day at school. … Continue reading

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