Category Archives: Education

Education Connection: A Roundup of Writer Events – Part II, by Lori Ann Palma

    In Part I of my post on local writing events I promised more opportunities to learn. See below for activities being held throughout the fall and winter months.   If you know of an upcoming event or have … Continue reading

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Quotes, Anyone? by Lindsay Bandy,

What are your favorite quotes about writing/illustrating? Please share in the comments! Here are a few of mine…. “If all of writing was as difficult as the first 50 pages, I probably would have wimped out years ago and found … Continue reading

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Story Map Like a First Grader….Or Better Yet, WITH a First Grader! by Lindsay Bandy

Every children’s book author dreams of a classroom full of kids, giggling, clapping, and generally adoring their book. But what does it take to be a “classroom book?” Well, there are standards of learning and curriculum, there are personal preferences of … Continue reading

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Get Smart: 10 Art Tips from the Pros + a Drawing Competition for Kids!

Need some tips for getting creative (and staying healthy) with the kids this summer? Take a hint from our very own Adrienne Wright, Val Jones, Patricia Kreiser, and Virginia Law, who were recently featured in the Get Smart Newsletter, put out … Continue reading

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MARCH ACROSS PA EVENT: SPRING INTO WRITING

Eastern PA SCBWI is bursting with energy and excitement. Our members are dying for more events throughout the year, and so we introduce MARCH ACROSS PA.  WE START OUR “MARCH ACROSS PA” INAUGURAL SEASON FEBRUARY 22nd WITH THE LANCASTER STORY CIRCLE … Continue reading

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Caldecott and Newberry Talk, By Nadine Poper

Happy Monday, Everyone! Let’s talk about possible Caldecott and Newbery winners.  I use The Horn Book site Hbook.com and their Calling Caldecott blog, but I’m not too thrilled with the predictions for Caldecott.  What are your thoughts?  And what other … 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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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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The Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award by Nadine Poper

As an elementary librarian and children’s literature lover, I live for the Newbery, Caldecott, and Theodor Seuss Geisel contenders every year.  My students know that when I begin displaying the predicted books, the race is on to read as many … Continue reading

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Looking for a Critique Group in Eastern PA?

CRITIQUE GROUP INFORMATION IS NOW LIVE!!!! It’s no fun to write in a vacuum. In fact, it’s really no fun to vacuum, either. If you live in the Eastern PA Region of SCBWI, and you’d like to join a supportive … Continue reading

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