Reaching Reluctant Readers
As a former teacher and current parent, I’ve had some experience in introducing kids to reading. And while there’s no magic potion that works for all kids, I’ve learned that oftentimes the messenger is as important as the message. Even reluctant readers will warm up to the task […]
How Kids Can Help Homeless Children
While writing my latest novel, The Boy Who Painted the World, I did research on homeless people – specifically, homeless children. The main character of the book, Indigo, is a ten-year-old homeless boy and I wanted to understand a little bit about what his world is like. […]
“Cap’n Rex’s Steps to Writing a Fictional Picture Book”
Today, author Henry Herz joins us. His picture books include: MONSTER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES, WHEN YOU GIVE AN IMP A PENNY, MABEL & THE QUEEN OF DREAMS, AND LITTLE RED CUTTLEFISH. His latest, just out from Sterling, is CAP’N REX & HIS […]
I ask and answer my own questions. Who better to reveal the real me?
Do you have an inspirational picture, photo or saying that you look to when you are depressed or have a terminal case of writers block?
Yes. It’s that any day when you can make someone smile is a good […]
“Creepy Crawley Science”
S.T.E.M. (or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) might not sound interesting to you. But, did you know when you play with Legos you’re using a form of engineering to create something?
And, who isn’t interested in flying cars, robots, and undersea ships? Well, those things are simply science, technology, […]
“How Do You Engage Restless Fourth Graders During the Last Weeks of School? With a Good Book, Of Course!”
This spring I was asked to fill in for a fourth grade teacher on maternity leave. I was excited to get back in the classroom, though a little nervous about taking over during those […]
In my middle-grade novel Poop (don’t giggle), the main character’s journey is one of finding his maturity. He goes from a ten year old boy who believes that the world is out to get him to realizing that not only is the world indifferent to him, it […]
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