How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? … More Alma and How She Got Her Name
enchanting, mysterious, mystical, remarkable, original, and hauntingly beautiful… … More The Wreck of the Zephyr and more…
How do you find the heart of a story about an object? Read on! … More Mining for Heart: “The Heart is in Relationships” by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
In honor of all the young people participating in March for Our Lives. … More The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!
Expand your horizons with this lovely tea adventure! … More How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea
Last week I shared Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor, the Woman Who Loved Reptiles, Patricia Valdez’s debut picture book about a little known female scientist. Today, Patricia shares her process of finding the heart of the story from a pile of research. Before becoming a published children’s book author, I was (and still am) a published scientist. In … More Mining for Heart: “Connections” by Patricia Valdez
Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets…. … More Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor