I've spent the past few days submerged in writing and learning new things about books for kids. If you find yourself in the Pacific Northwest about this time next year, do not miss the 14th Annual Children's Literature Conference at Western Washington University.
only did I hear some fabulous writing wisdom, I met some fabulous
teachers, writers, librarians- lots of librarians!
I made new friends
and hung out with old.
new friend, Adam Shaffer, just posted the most amazing Nerdy Bookclub
post about historical fiction, specifically about Kirby Larson's awesome
I'm putting the entire link here so you won't overlook it. Teachers, be inspired. Writers, take a lesson from a master and read Kirby's book.
has a lot of excellent ideas about historical fiction and using it in
the classroom. I could quote the entire post, but I'll begin and end
"There is enormous value in reading these books. We
are more knowledgeable, more compassionate, more understanding people when we read historical fiction."