White House First

Born April 13, 1743 in Virginia, this President had many nicknames including the “Sage of Monticello” and “the father of the University of Virginia.” He was also the first President to live in the White House. Do you know who he is?                   Thomas Jefferson

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Stamp of Approval

Hey, if your school is anything like mine, your teacher probably bugging you about research papers and essays. Mrs. Nutmeg is freaking out about social studies. You know, making us learn all kinds of stuff  about the Presidents because it’s almost President’s Day. Well, don’t worry. I’ve got an idea. If you’ve gotta’ do social […]

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Cooking up a mystery!

July 8, Who Stole Grandma’s Million Dollar Pumpkin Pie? One thing mystery writers know for sure, if you don’t have a good puzzle to solve, you don’t have diddly. Well, maybe diddly isn’t in the mystery writer’s handbook, but you get the drift. And building suitable, engaging puzzles in mysteries geared toward children is essential. […]

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The irony is. . .

June 30, A Couple of Boys have the BEST WEEK EVER One reason I wanted to do this blog was to reach out to people with a yearning to write children’s fiction but feel they don’t know where or how to get the “good ideas” necessary for an engaging book. This week’s book illustrates how […]

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