Remembering Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola was an acclaimed American writer and illustrator. He wrote and/or illustrated over 250 books for children. Thomas Anthony was born in Meriden, Connecticut to Joseph and Florence dePaola on September 15, 1934. To readers and admirers, he is known as Tomie. One of the best known and best-loved authors, Tomie signed his nameContinue reading “Remembering Tomie dePaola”

March On With Mentor Texts

The month of March was filled with new picture book titles an and new learning. lynne Marie, Editor and Owner of Rate Your Story, hosted the event. Guest authors and illustrators shared picture book titles and discussions of the mentor texts. The challenge included reading daily posts to discover how these published books are successfulContinue reading “March On With Mentor Texts”

Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks!

Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks! By Suzy Leopold The snow melts and spring blooms. It’s springtime on the Midwest Prairie. Tiny eggs move. Wriggle! Wiggle! Pop! Out crawl insects. Giant walking sticks. Good trick, walking sticks! The nymphs are hungry. Slow walkers. Searching for food. Discover green leaves to munch. Munch! Crunch! Good trick, walkingContinue reading “Good Trick, Giant Walking Sticks!”