Monday, March 25, 2013

Asked @itspeterbrown to sum up his picture book genius in one word, besides talent... His response?

"Ha! Well ok, I guess maybe the one word would be: Stubbornness"

Great answer :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"So it was a surprise when he cheerfully picked me up and carried me off down the street.
I thought he would probably sell me to the circus.
But no.
He took me to his home.
And I think it is quite a good one."

~Robomop, By Sean Taylor
pictures by Edel Rodriguez

A Little Pre Conference Reading...

Monday, March 18, 2013

"If you go flying on a flying trapeze," said his mother, "I will be a tightrope walker, and I will walk across the air to you."

~The Runaway Bunny, By Margaret Wise Brown

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Last Words...

I asked our teacher Nina Hess if she could only leave us with one idea to take away from our writing class and improve our own writing what would it be?

Her answer:



Last night was the last class of the winter portion of my UW Writing for Children Certificate program, and I reached my goals! Now onto new goals for the final quarter...

"As the sun set a little firefly was born. It stretched its wings and flew off into the darkening sky."

~The Very Lonely Firefly, By Eric Carle

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"And that's how I saved the circus.
And now I am famous.
Then one time my dad took me sailing The End."

-Olivia Saves the Circus, By Ian Falconer


Monday, March 11, 2013

"There was nothing but pie.
But there were all nine kinds of pie that Harold liked best."

~Harold and the Purple Crayon, By Crockett Johnson

Sunday, March 10, 2013

This Beautiful Book...

"Care for all creatures no matter how small;
the Earth's their backyard
and home for us all."

~Care For Our World, By Karen Robbins

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"Put a star on a stick and you've made a wand.
If you hold a wand the right way, you might see a wish come true. Not always. Only sometimes.
You never know about a wish."
By Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

"Toes are to dance on"
~Ruth Krauss
A Hole Is To Dig

Saturday, March 2, 2013