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

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 I love. There is nothing I love more than children’s books (except for my family and dogs, maybe). If you drop me in a bookstore, I will gravitate toward the children’s section. Especially the picture books. I think this comes from being a kindergarten teacher for many years. Picture books teach us[…]read more
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Sarah Frank

Sarah Frank  Sarah Frank is a 15-year-old author, poet, and basketball player from Tampa, Florida. She attends Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts, where she studies creative writing and journalism. One Chance, Sarah’s first novel, was originally handwritten in a red notebook while she was in the fifth grade. Besides reading books and catching up on her favorite shows such as Shark Tank, Sarah spends two weeks each summer at the University of South Florida attending the ICE Writers Camp sponsored by the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP), a chapter of the National Writing Project. In addition to One Chance, Sarah has[…]read more

Artwork Submission Guidelines and Form

Artwork Submission Guidelines and Form What is it like to be a teen? How do you see yourself? Share a self-portrait or other work of art so teens and tweens can see themselves in you and know they aren’t the only one battling their way through the crazy ups and downs of life in the middle. For this project, we are accepting digital files of your previously unpublished original work from fifth grade – high school. The work can be can any artistic style and medium. To submit your work, complete the Submission Form and send it with the digital file of your work to Editor@bealubooks.com. Image[…]read more