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!

Life

Life

“Life is not always easy.”

Picture book magic (and a little quiz)

Picture book magic (and a little quiz)

There are certain lines that stay with you. Sometimes, I find myself quoting them. Can you guess which books these are from?

How freedom works

How freedom works

It was supposed to be a warning, not a history lesson.

Resist

Resist

“I can only tell you what I know in my own heart to be true: That every generation has its fight; every generation has its time to resist. The madness we face now is not new, but this time, it is our madness.

A (Re)Discovery

A (Re)Discovery

Every now and then a book comes along that takes your breath away.  You read it over and over. It settles in your heart. Then time passes and your mind forgets. But your heart remembers.

How is a Writer Like a Squirrel?

How is a Writer Like a Squirrel?

Nuts! Besides being creative and tenacious (Have you watched a squirrel trying to get around the barricades to your bird feeder?), squirrels like to stash things away to come back for another day. Writers are like that, too. We’ve got piles of ideas on small scraps of paper that we’ve scribbled story ideas on and […]

What Do Boys Want?

What Do Boys Want?

There’s been a good deal of talk of late about what teenage boys want in their books, sparked by this opinion piece by David Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) in the New York Times.