Looking Up and Down for Things to Keep the Kids Busy?

Need something to keep the kids busy while you prepare for the holidays?
Here’s a Sun Above and Blooms Below activity sheet I’ve created:

Sun Above and Blooms Below Word Search

Click this link to download the activity sheet:

Sun Above and Blooms Below Activity Sheet–Word Search

Stop back tomorrow for another activity sheet!

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Spring

Spring can fill an empty heart!

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Eggciting Author Visit!


excited about Easter

Love the hunt?

Let me help you find something exciting for this year’s basket.

Meet me tomrrow at Twice Told Tales in Flemington, New Jersey!

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Happy Spring, Chickenhead!

chickenheadSpring is starting with a bit of March Madness where we live, so why not keep it going with a laugh?

Actually, I’m preparing for spring author visits to share the release of my fourth rhyming picture book, Sun Above and Blooms Below: A Springtime of Oppositesand celebrating a great review of the book in this week’s Booklist:

There’s just so much fun packed into this happy springtime tale that readers will want to hear it read aloud many a time. Color, collage, rhythm and rhyme, and the concept of opposites are combined in this clever, simple story of a spontaneous field trip. One morning, Miss Ava decides that her students would much rather be out than in, and they all hop on a bus and spend the day at a nearby farm. The adventure is described in couplets that include pairs of antonyms, such as up and down, crooked and straight, top and bottom, and cloudy and sunny. These words are set off from the rest of the text in larger, bold letters so young readers can learn to recognize them. Mixed-media illustrations seamlessly integrate digital images and cut-paper collage to fill each two-page spread with color, depth, and texture.

Sun Above and Blooms Below completes the series of four books illustrated by the wonderful Susan Swan and published by Albert Whitman & Company!

I must admit I’m looking ahead to sharing this book and the series with readers and leaving the snow behind us!

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March Mischief and Maple Syrup…

It looks like snow is once more on the way!

This year it feels like more than March mischief.

What to do to make it through?

Maybe this review presents a hint or two:

March 2015 Vermont Country Sampler review of Sugar White Snow and Evergreens--A Winter Wonderland of Color resized

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Art, or Lunch?

art, or lunch

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