Category: Middle Grade

Coloring Pages

Read, Dream, and Share With These New Coloring Pages from the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader. Inspired by this year’s Children’s Book Week theme Read. Dream. Share., these coloring pages can be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages. Feel… Continue Reading “Coloring Pages”

Kid’s activities

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has created SCBWI CONNECTS for kids, parents, teachers, and caregivers. E-books, games, activities, coloring pages, puzzles, audiobooks, art lessons, and more. All FREE for you! Enjoy. Over 300 remote learning resources for students, parents and educatorsby… Continue Reading “Kid’s activities”

Picture Books and More

I’ve mentioned that I’m now on Pinterest. I find it useful in several areas of my life. Today I want to share my Pinterest Picture Books Reviews Board with you. Gentle Chapter Books 17 Unexpectedly Awesome Books for Boys Books That Teach Kindness (and… Continue Reading “Picture Books and More”


I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now… Continue Reading “MY PINTEREST”

A Seed Is the Start-a Nonfiction Picture Book

Another nonfiction picture book review by Jean Matthew Hall. A Seed Is the Start is a National Geographic Kids book. It was written by Melissa Stewart and copyrighted in 2018. The illustrations are all photographs. The ISBN is 978-1-4263-2977-7. Something a little different about… Continue Reading “A Seed Is the Start-a Nonfiction Picture Book”

Hedy’s Journey – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review

A nonfiction picture book review from Jean Matthew Hall Hedy’s Journey is a historical nonfiction picture book based on the memoirs of a Holocaust survivor as shared with her daughter, Michelle Bison, the author. It was illustrated by El primo Ramớn. It was published… Continue Reading “Hedy’s Journey – a Nonfiction Picture Book Review”

Guest Post – Jason Joyner

Jason Joyner’s new release Launch is book one of the YA Rise of the Anointed series published by Little Lamb Books. It is available at online bookstores and book stores across America. Gifts By Jason Joyner We are all given gifts. The Father of lights gives… Continue Reading “Guest Post – Jason Joyner”

Picture Book Review (Nonfiction) The Inventor’s Secret

A Nonfiction Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall The Inventor’s Secret: What Thomas Edison Told Henry Ford is an interesting and engaging nonfiction picture book written by Suzanne Slade, and illustrated (smashingly!) by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. It was published by Charlesbridge in 2015.… Continue Reading “Picture Book Review (Nonfiction) The Inventor’s Secret”

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 1 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. Excerpted by Jean Matthew Hall. “Every family has a powerful child…or two. Some are easy to pick out— you can hear them from way down the… Continue Reading “Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 1 of 3”

Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole. Writing Irresistible Kidlit is a Writer’s Digest book. It was published in 2012. I write picture books because… Continue Reading “Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit”

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