The Unexpected Joy of Teaching

The Unexpected Joy of Teaching

I find myself nearing the end of my first nonfiction class and feeling wistful.

Our kids’ nonfiction should reflect truth without limits

Our kids’ nonfiction should reflect truth without limits

As we’ve seen in the last few weeks, it is young people who are going to save us, and it is books like these that are going to give them the information and the inspiration they need to do it.

In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

In these dark days, what do we tell our children?

As writers, how can we speak to the children who are growing up in this world? How can we address the harsh reality but also give them hope as they face their futures?

Thinking About Picture Books

Thinking About Picture Books

Maybe one day no one will have to try to find diverse books for the children in their lives. They’ll just be there.

Christmas Lost and Found

Christmas Lost and Found

Decades ago I began a search for a long-lost favorite Christmas book.

Picture Book Intensive

Picture Book Intensive

It’s that time again! Another Picture Book Intensive will be starting up on writers.com on January 17th. 

Gratefully Yours

Gratefully Yours

It’s a funny business, this writing books for children and young adults. There is the writing, which is itself a painful pleasure.

Listen!  Leda Schubert talks about writing her picture book biography of Pete Seeger

Listen! Leda Schubert talks about writing her picture book biography of Pete Seeger

If you’re a Pete Seeger fan (and if you’re not, you should be!), you’ll want to get your hands on Listen: How Pete Seeger Got American Singing, by Leda Schubert and illustrated by Raúl Colón.

This is us

This is us

The gun lobby’s money beats our children’s future every time.

LoonSong 2017

LoonSong 2017

The Lodge is nearly empty. Trips to the airport have been made. There are a few of us hangers on, but the LoonSong children’s writers retreat is done for another year.
And what a year it was!