Tag Archives: Creativity

Rosie Revere, Engineer: An A is for Aging book review

It’s not often that I begin with the ending, but I’m primed for the very last page of Rosie Revere, Engineer –it was Women’s History Month in March. Author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts dedicated it:  “With gratitude to our … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rosie Revere, Engineer: An A is for Aging book review

A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

A.) Refurbish one funky cabinet using creativity and found objects         B.) Add FREE books C.) Place in a community setting in need of said books… D.) Encourage interaction between young and old If the books you … Continue reading

Posted in Activities and Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

Silly Frilly Grandma Tilly: An A is for Aging Book Review

                                                                                … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Bill Traylor first picked up a pencil to draw at the age of 85 and people of all ages stopped to admire his drawings as he worked on the street. Award winning author Don Tate illuminates the hardscrabble life of … Continue reading

Posted in Activities and Resources, Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9, Especially For Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Resource for Late Bloomers from “A is for Aging”

This book will inspire you to start NOW—making plans to make the most of the years past mid-life. Reading this, those of you who are younger will look forward to late life. I promise. So quick, jot down this title: … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Inspiration and Profiles | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on A Resource for Late Bloomers from “A is for Aging”

The SCBWI Late Bloomer Award for Writers

Despite being a late bloomer myself, at least with regard to writing for children, I missed the deadline for the very first “Late Bloomer Award”—I learned of it just a little too—late. In 2013 the Society of Children’s Book Authors … Continue reading

Posted in Resources for Writers | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Review of “My Abuelita”—a Grandparent raising her Grandchild

In My Abuelita, by Tony Johnston, a young boy lives with his grandmother and from the first page he tells us how much he loves her. Also, from the beginning he tells us Abuelita loves her work, and we follow … Continue reading

Posted in Activities and Resources, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Review of “My Abuelita”—a Grandparent raising her Grandchild

Resources to spark your creativity

Perhaps you’re not quite ready to dye live kittens in pastel colors after reading Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey, but it may spur you to get in touch with your creative side. Reading about real life Grandma … Continue reading

Posted in Activities and Resources, Especially For Teachers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Resources to spark your creativity

The Creative Age

Spring is busting out all over here in Michigan—finally, and I’m ready to celebrate “Mrs. Muddle style.” From the top of the stack today we have Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays by Laura F. Nielsen (Farrar Straus Giroux; ages 5-8.) Mrs. Muddle moves … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9 | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Creative Age