Monthly Archives: October 2014

Do You PiBo? by Lindsay Bandy

November is right around the corner! Ahh, yes, a bucket of Halloween candy to feast upon after the kids have gone to bed (anything chocolate-peanut butter is Momma’s!). Fall Philly!! Holiday preparations. And 30 days of picture book ideas! Author, … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Peter Knapp, Agent with Park Literary, by Lindsay Bandy

This morning we are delighted to host Peter Knapp, one more of our fine Fall Philly faculty! I caught up with Pete to find out more about his taste in books and all kinds of other fun stuff. Won’t you join … Continue reading

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Looking For Bookish Family Fun This Weekend? Try the Lititz Teen and Kids Literature Festival!

Did you know that the coolest small town in America (yes, that’s official!) also hosts a kid lit festival? It’s at Linden Hall in downtown Lititz on Saturday, November 1….a hop skip and a jump from the Wilbur Chocolate Factory … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons to Give Students CHOICE! By Jennie K. Brown

I love to see my classroom bookshelf empty. I know this might sound strange coming from an English teacher. But I mean it. A sparse collection means more books in the hands of my students. One thing I’ve been doing … Continue reading

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Need a Critique Group? Try a Critiquery! by Lindsay Bandy

Recently, I hosted my first Critiquery – an informal manuscript-swapping, people-meeting event. I was…nervous! I’m not the big-teacher-voice, life-of-the-party type. But I am the wordy-artsy type, and I wanted to get to know some like-minded people. I wanted to get … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature, Part 3 by Lindsay Bandy

At last, we come to the denouement of our YA survey, what teens WANT in literature. If you are anything like me, this will read like writerly gold! I was impressed with the sophistication and reflective quality of these answers, … Continue reading

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New Information about the Mix & Mingle after Fall Philly!

NEW INFORMATION!   Illustrators & PAL Members who are paid attendees may display and/or sell art and published books during this session!  You must bring your own goods for sale, SCBWI is not responsible for the exchange of money or … Continue reading

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