A Miraculous Story

One of my favorite children’s book authors is Kate DiCamillo. You may know her from Because Of Winn-Dixieor The Tale of Desperaux, both delightful. But today I want to recommend her book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which begins: “Once, in a house on...

Rethinking the “Real World”

I’d like to start the year by giving a plug for one of my very favorite young adult novels: Marcelo In The Real World, by Francisco X. Stork. If you want something to recommend to a young adult reader, or if you’re looking for a read that will inspire you for the New...

Finding Your Wow In The Now

As a kind of holiday/new year greeting I would like to share an excerpt from my kids’ novel, The Tale of Hodgepodge. Hodgepodge was a baby hippo, abandoned at birth in the jungle, then found and adopted by Moxie the elephant. When he grew up and realized he was a...