Category: Children’s Literature

Children's Literature, Reading, Reviews

Book review: Clemency Pogue

Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer by J.T. Petty My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m secretly thrilled there appears to be more Clemency Pogue stories. I happened across this book in the children’s section of the library while I was trying to reign in my own children. After reading the first five pages, I had to …

Book recommendations, Children's Literature, middle grade, parenthood

A radar of literary proportions

Along the way, I’ll find random books that I want to check out because it piques my interest. I’m going to share one of those books with you – and the reasoning behind the…pique-ing. (That’s definitely not a word.) This is called The Eagle Tree, by Ned Hayes. It was a random book I saw …

Children's Literature, WIPjoy Challenge

Why we love flawed characters (but not too flawed).

Today’s WIPjoy prompt asked about a mutual flaw a character shares with me. It didn’t take too long to pinpoint it. Though I hadn’t considered it consciously before, it was obvious that the main character, Kelsey, and I share the gene of gullibility. In Kelsey’s life, she went from being well-liked in her younger years, …

Children's Literature, Goals, Reading

In June. (Alternatively: Summer’s coming; watch out books!)

  Pre-summer is in the air. The sun is out, and people are generally happier. At least they are here in Seattle. Usually this means people put away their books in favor for camping or beach trips or other really fun adventures, but not me. (This unintentionally makes me sound incredibly boring.) It seems like summers …

Children's Literature

A new forum for children’s writers.

I’m excited to announce that I created a forum for writers of all things children related. The idea came about when I tried to find a community for people who wrote middle grade fiction, but I couldn’t find anything. (I ended up finding an article that talked about the lack of such a community.) It …