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

  “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 onto something, something important to all of us—by embracing positive attitudes about getting older, amazingly, we can … Continue reading

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Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)

I’m not sure how you feel, but the waning days of summer always hit me with a zillion regrets—the picnics not packed, the flowers not planted, the lakes where I never even dipped a toe. Well, I’m here to save … Continue reading

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Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom and Wishes

One of my beloved summer pastimes is the hunt for gleaming agates on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior. Finding this book was like spotting a shiny agate among the gray pebbles—a hidden treasure glowing with rainbow stripes.  Dream: A … Continue reading

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Educators on Using Picture Books to Change Attitudes to Aging

Blogging about positive aging picture books I’ve realized something—it’s not as “lonely” an effort as I first believed. Readers and organizations of great variety are supporting me (thank you!), both publishers and authors have requested book reviews, and several fascinating … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Fighting Stereotypes

A PBS article, Children and  Media, highlights 7 Ways to Fight Stereotypes. This list does include stereotypes about age which is  frequently left out of many lists of “isms” such as racism. Avoiding race and gender stereotypes are often mentioned … Continue reading

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An Elder’s Story via Story Corps

Chinese/American grandmother, Kay Wang, only shared details of her life with great reluctance. But her tales of growing up in China and then years later, working as a Bloomingdale’s store detective in NYC, were her last precious gift to her … Continue reading

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A Respected Elder

Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine  is the rare picture book that shows a grandfather imparting a valued skill to his young grandson. It is a quiet, contemplative book, similar to the gentle martial art of tai chi that it … Continue reading

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