On Saturday, I got to go to the beautiful Idaho Springs for an interview with Jerry Fabyanic on KYGT--the GOAT. We touched on children's books, editing, art, community, and wanting to bottle a kid's curiosity. You can listen in below: January 14, KYGT, Idaho Springs: Interview with Theresa Howell, author of Scout Moore, Junior Ranger and other books for kids Leading up to the interview, I was afraid I wouldn't have much to talk about, but as it turns out, you couldn't shut me
Middle grade books can be tender, funny, adventurous, and profound. The best ones strike a place in the hearts of young readers forever. We read a range of titles in my 3rd and 5th grade book clubs last year. These five are some of our favorites.
When I look back at the books I've read, it always strikes me how a reading list is actually a reflection of the emotions and events that pop up in a given year. Like tracks in the snow, the books you pick up and respond to are a record of where you've been. 2016 was many things, but one of them was a great year for reading. Out of a pool of excellent books, these five had the most impact on me this year. They opened my eyes, sparked my imagination, helped me understand, and