This year marks the second celebration of Picture Book Month. “In September 2011, I had the idea to create a campaign, an international initiative designating November as Picture Book Month,” said Dianne de las Casas, a children’s book author … Continue...
Williamsburg Creative Writing Group Prompts for the week of November 8th, 2012 Prompt I hope that all of you made it out to vote. In honor of one of our most sacred responsibilities, our prompts are all about love of … Continue reading →
The next meeting of the Amelia Library Writer’s Group will be held on November 13, 2012. Instead of the usual group format we will be having a speaker. Mr. Brooks Rexroat will be speaking about writing across the genres – … Continue reading →
With all the hubbub about all things London (they had some kind of sporting event somewhere in that area or something), I thought it appropriate to share a little London music. The band Mumford and Sons may not be known … Continue reading →
It’s the season where you read about pumpkins, scarecrows and leaves. One of my favorite titles. I found that I love along with my nephews, revolves around bats. I know, yikes! Bats–Too scary! Not this one. It isn’t a Halloween … Continue reading →
Many books have been turned into Oscar-nominated films; I’ve just read a few of them. I found one exception; the children’s book, “Cinderella Penguin, or The Little Glass Flipper” by Janet Perlman was adapted from her 1981 Best Animated Short … Continue...
My son and I had another fun month of reading books together. He has his favorite books that he loves for me to read to him over and over. It is so much fun to see how excited he gets when … Continue reading →
Prompts for the week of October 25th, 2012 Prompt In honor of Halloween, let’s create a story using candy as our prompts. Using one or more of the following prompts, give us your best Halloween story. It can be fun … Continue reading →
Author Neil Gaiman has a fantastic idea – celebrate Halloween by giving someone a scary book. Genius! I find haunted house stories particularly creepy so some recommendations: House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. Not just a book but a piece … Continue...
Not ready to give up on summer just yet? If you like mysteries, consider a trip to the Jersey shore via Chris Grabenstein’s John Ceepak series. Set in the fictional town of Sea Haven, these fun books star upright police … Continue reading →