Positive Ink! Life in the Middle

February 12th, 2019|

Positive Ink! Life in the Middle is a project created to help tweens survive and even thrive during the tween years. We’re collaborating with the experts, including tweens and teens, to bring a user-friendly guide to middle school life. If you (tweens, teens, teachers, etc.) would like to be a part of this project, please click [...]

ONE CHANCE – New Middle Grade Fiction

February 12th, 2019|

A favorite part of teen-author Sarah Frank’s Author Visits is when she reads from her new middle grade fiction book, ONE CHANCE. Today, Sarah is reading to the students at Westchase Elementary school. Sarah’s reading from the beginning of the book where we are just getting to know Sandy and Brian. Listen as [...]

2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association Awards

August 4th, 2018|

We’re so excited to share with you that One Chance by Sarah Frank won the silver medal for juvenile fiction at the 2018 Florida Authors and Publishers Association awards. Way to go Sarah! All your dedication and hard work paid off!

Why I Love Children’s Books and Why You Should Love Them Too!

May 11th, 2018|

During Children’s Book Week, we asked people to share a list of the Top 10 Children’s Books they love (lists to come). What fun it was to read the lists. The lists reminded us of some old favorites and introduced us to some new soon-to-be favorites. It also made me reminisce about books [...]

Valentine’s Day Celebrations and Lessons in the Classroom

February 14th, 2018|

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have many memories of Valentine’s Days in my classroom. I Loved how the room became one giant Valentine littered with glitter, glue, doilies, and construction paper. I loved reading favorite books, some that I couldn’t get through without a sniffle or two. There was Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, Koala [...]

ReadingCon 2017

June 22nd, 2017|

Thanks to Follett and STEMRead for putting together the inaugural #ReadingCon day conference. It was a conference with a twist where authors paired with educators in a smaller setting than most conferences. I was lucky enough to be invited to be a moderator for two sessions. Making Connections: Teaching Social and Emotional Topics with Literature [...]