Saturday, November 21, 2009

Does anyone remember Thanksgiving?

I ran into Santa at the mall today. "Aren't you a bit early?" I asked.
"Ho, ho, ho!" he replied. "Never too early."
"But it's not even Thanksgiving yet."

"I do love turkey!" Santa smiled. "Now, what do you want for Christmas?"
"Ask me after Thanksgiving."
"Ho, ho, ho." Click. Flash. "Enjoy your Santa photo. Pay at the booth."
"Happy Thanksgiving, Santa."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Carol Parenzan Smalley: Hershey, Green Changes. Lewis & Clark

Most writers are happy to have even one book out a year, but creative non-fiction author and educator Carol Parenzan Smalley has had four books released in 2009. Young readers can enjoy making their lives greener in Tell Your Parents: Green Changes You Can Make Around Your Home, all while feasting on the sweet words in Smalley's two books on Milton Hershey, Diary of a Milt and The Growing Story of The Milton Hershey School. And it's obvious that Smalley does her research in her historical reader What's So Great About Lewis and Clark?   

Look for Carol Parenzan Smalley's newest title in 2010, How to Convince Your Parents You Can Care for a Hamster, a book sure please this parent who wishes her kids would remember to clean the cage.

Monday, November 02, 2009


I'm proud to own a copy of WHAT DO YOU SEE? by Judith Snyder, a talented author and a helpful critique partner, too. Her new picture book is visually fun and children will love "seeing the world in a whole new way." Take a moment to visit the contest page for WHAT DO YOU SEE? for a chance to win a copy for yourself.