A Walk to Remember

I can say however, that A Walk to Remember was my favorite novel to write. I enjoyed the process of capturing the voice of a smart-alecky 17-year-old kid. Likewise with Jamie Sullivan. There was something intrinsically sweet about her character that gradually seemed to take over the book. – Nicholas Sparks There was a time when the world was…

Drones, robots and slime … oh my!

Things got pretty wild at the Statehouse on Tuesday when kids took over the Rotunda with flying drones, robots and Play-Doh. Students from elementary to high school showed off their technology and engineering skills to lawmakers in celebration of STEM Matters! — a campaign to raise awareness about science, technology, engineering and math in Idaho. The…

Harry Potter. A Journey Through A History of Magic.

Originally posted on Bobs Books Blog:
Harry Potter. A Journey Through A History of Magic. Pub. Bloomsbury, 2017. For enthusiastic readers who want to know all about the magic in the Harry Potter Series. This well illustrated and very informative book has the original synopsis of the Harry Potter series that was sent to Bloomsbury…

Using Music to Stimulate Children’s Writing

In 1979 I remember sitting in the front of the tent at summer camp, with the music of Boston blaring from the radio.  Since their songs endure today, I have been pondering how to use such creative motivations from my youth to help stimulate creative writing in my classroom. In recent discussions with professional development…

Come see and hear Nugget and Fang

NUGGET & FANG are singing their way to a theater near you! Don’t miss the musical inspired by this beloved deep-sea duo. Information and dates available here. Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be friends! In Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever–or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer and Michael Slack, Can Nugget and Fang be…

A stunning portrayal of the circuitous path of trauma and healing

“Complex and well-rounded characters. Authentic.” — The Horn Book From rising new talent Caela Carter, author of My Life with the Liars, comes an achingly beautiful and endearing story about two foster children who want desperately to believe that they’ve found their forever home:  Forever, or a Long, Long Time by Caela Carter. Perfect for fans of…