Category: Poetry

New Mother’s Prayer for Energy

This quote is taken from Hugs for New Moms by Stephanie Howard, page 20. When motherhood                           is draining the best of you and you feel overwhelmed and    ill-equipped for the responsibilities      …

Picture Book Author Carol Boston Weatherford

Overview of author Carol Boston Weatherford by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment for Jean by clicking on “Leave A Comment” in the left sidebar. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at a few of Carol Boston Weatherford’s picture books….

How To Hit the Side of a Barn Part 2

Donna Earnhardt is the author of Being Frank, illustrated by Andrea Castellani. When Donna isn’t homeschooling or battling the laundry, she’s writing children’s stories, poetry, songs, and mysteries. You might find her fishing the Pee Dee River, hiking in the mountains with her family, or…

Ten things to do by Linda Ashman

Many thanks to author Linda Ashman for permission to “borrow” this page from her website.  Linda is the author of more than thirty-five delightful picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on…

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words…

The Way Back – Part 6 “Finale”

I did it. It was scary at first, but I finally dove in.   Since last Friday I’ve been tossing weird “What if…” ideas around in my head. Nothing developed from them. So, I cheated. Just a little. On my laptop I keep EVERYTHING…

Thanksgiving Day at Our House

Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young Written by Nancy White Carlstrom           Illustrated by R. W. Alley Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in 1999 In Thanksgiving Day at Our House fifteen cute poems dance with colorful,…

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