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Coming Soon — “Behind the Scenes Month” and a GIVEAWAY!

Although it isn’t immediately evident on this blog, I am a person of eclectic interests. For the purposes of my blog, however, I’ve chosen to concentrate mainly on writing, reading and the arts (hence my tagline). In the summer, I may have a little fun with topics relating to that last word in the tagline,…


Dumpy the Dump Truck — Perfect Picture Book Friday

In Canada, today, January 27, 2012, is Family Literacy Day. What a great day to share a picture book written by members of a family! Title: Dumpy the Dump Truck Author: Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton Illustrator:  Tony Walton Publisher: New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2000.


The Importance of the Arts in Raising Bookworms

I am a firm believer in the importance of the arts in children’s lives. That is perhaps readily recognizable through the tagline of my blog, “Writing, Reading, the Arts, and Life.” For me, those four things are inextricably entwined. Drama, dance, music, the visual arts – they all have the capacity to enhance a child’s…