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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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Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Written by Sandra Neil Wallace Illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon A Paula Wiseman Book; Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2020. For ages 4-8.   My Top Ten Reasons to Read Marjory save the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman … Continue reading

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Two Picture Books Celebrate Late Life

  Two picture books celebrating late life. Two picture books pushing ageism out of the shadows in kidlit. Two picture books I wish I’d written! Hats off to The Truth about Grandparents by Elina Ellis (Little, Brown & Co.; September … Continue reading

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Nature’s Friend: The story behind the story

At the age of 60, after seven years of writing, and at least 20 drafts of the story, my first picture book was published this summer—Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story. (Sleeping Bear Press; Ages 5-9.) I find it fitting … Continue reading

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Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Written and illustrated by Don Tate Peachtree Publishing 2015, ages 7-10 Topics: African-American pride, creativity, life experience, literacy, perseverance, poetry, slavery This award winning story begins, “George loved words. He wanted to learn how to read, but George was enslaved.” … Continue reading

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12 to Share–Celebrations and Challenges at A is for Aging

I’m celebrating an anniversary—I just passed the one year marker of blogging on Positive Aging picture books. Woot! I’m one year older and wiser (how about you?) and I’m feeling more positive about the representation of aging in picture books … Continue reading

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21 Positive Aging Picture Books—Gifts for All Ages

Any child on your holiday shopping list would both enjoy and benefit from the gift of a Positive Aging picture book, but consider… If you gift one to an older adult such as a grandparent or older neighbor you are … Continue reading

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A is for Aging guest post on Cynsations

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Serving Seniors? 9 Reasons to use Positive Aging books

Reason number one? A collection labeled “Honoring Older Adults–Positive Aging Books for all ages” sends a clear message to all, no matter their age—this organization respects elders. Recently I’ve noted that about one third of those following A is for … Continue reading

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7 Positive Things We Can All Learn about Getting Older—from Picture Books

Hello! ***Please see a revised & updated version of this post shared in 2022. Thanks for stopping by! “Birthdays are good for your health. The more you have the older you’ll get,” so goes the quote—from Anonymous. Well…that Anonymous is … Continue reading

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