Thursday, January 30, 2014

Big Announcement Coming Soon!

Announcement about this blog coming on Saturday! Watch for it!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Is reading all that important?

The following quote comes from Donnita Travis, executive Director of By The Hand Tutoring Clubs in Chicago, IL. I had the opportunity to speak about boys and reading at one of their clubs in the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago a few years ago.

"As you have heard us say, reading is the number one predictor for dropping out of school, yet we see far too many kids in upper grade school and beyond reading at a pre-K level. We are helping them make huge progress in the few hours we have them in the afternoon. But, imagine if we had them all day ---- not catching them up, but moving them forward academically." Donnita Travis

By The Hand has just partnered with the Chicago Public Schools to open a new charter school. But no matter what the educational setting, reading is one of the most important skills we must teach our children, especially boys.

And remember, readers are the leaders others follow.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

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The February issue will include BIG news concerning this blog along with a feature interview and an article about a new project for middle grade readers!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mirror Madness!

A delightful video when my 18 month old granddaughter discovers a room full of mirrors.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Take a virtual trip with me to the jungles of New Guinea

Wanna take a virtual trip with me to the jungles of New Guinea on a film production project? Book Fun Magazine, page 76



Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hello 2014

There are a number of publishing news items I'll be able to report here in the coming weeks and months. Some include traditional, printed books while another will be something completely new.
Well, ever heard the phrase,

"Everything old is new again?" That one will be quite exciting. I'm just waiting for the signed contracts before revealing details.

So, as they said in the past, "Stay tuned - or - Don't touch that dial."

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