Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish

I stayed up WAY past my bedtime to finish this book. ๐Ÿ“šโค๏ธ Marcus is the kind of literary hero I wish every kid would meet, with so much to teach us โ€” about judging by appearances, about empathy, about love, about family, about culture, about expectations, about people... โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š Teachers, librarians and booksellers: Itโ€™s a journey worth taking.

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Zola's Elephant

I have been waiting FOREVER for this beautiful book to arrive! ๐Ÿ“š โค๏ธ Written by Randall de Sรจve and illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski. (Some of Pamโ€™s artwork has a cherished place in my office.) Itโ€™s one of those books that is simply breathtaking in every w

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Crazy?

My friend, and fellow @lkliterary pal, author/illustrator Toni Yuly, posted a photo of her antique bird door knocker. โ€œOhmigosh!โ€ I, too, have an antique bird door knocker! What are the odds? I take this as total proof โ€” a sign from the universe โ€” that we are meant to be friends (who are attracted to weird stuff). 

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Adorable Fans

Apparently, this is what my โ€œolder fans,โ€ look like. (They have been reading my book since they were โ€œlittle.โ€) โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 

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Sweetness of it all....

I grieve the passing of summer... until the homey warmth of fall โ€” changing leaves, blazing fireplaces, flickering candles, warm blankets, steaming tea and all โ€” catches up with me, slows me down and makes me appreciate the sweetness of it all.

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Quick hurry...

My neighbor called to say, โ€œGrab your camera and go see whatโ€™s happening at your Little Free Library. Hurry!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ This just melts my (bookish) heart. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

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