#PlayBall #AllStars #LittleLeague Great Reads @barbaraoconnor #DeborahWiles

  It’s that time of year for baseball and softball players across the country. All Stars season. We asked Barbara O’Connor what her favorite baseball book is. This was her response… I love anything SOUTHERN, so of course I love anything by Deborah Wiles. Her baseball book is The Aurora County Allstars. From the publisher:… Read More #PlayBall #AllStars #LittleLeague Great Reads @barbaraoconnor #DeborahWiles

#ThursdayThoughts #Graduation #ReneeRiva @NatashaWing #Summer

Good morning! Keeping with the summer, end of school theme, we asked authors what they remember most about high school graduation and what advice they would give graduating seniors. Here are their answers. Author Renee Riva I remember the friends I made and that stood out above all I’d  learned. Don’t let go of the… Read More #ThursdayThoughts #Graduation #ReneeRiva @NatashaWing #Summer

Author #ReneeRiva’s Favorite Things About #AuthorVisits #WednesdayWisdom #KidLit

My favorite thing about school visits is letting kids see that authors were once noisy little kids just like them who usually got in trouble for talking or daydreaming too much. It’s important for kids to be exposed to real people in person who do something they love for a living. The author has learned… Read More Author #ReneeRiva’s Favorite Things About #AuthorVisits #WednesdayWisdom #KidLit

#MondayMotivation @truditrueit on #SchoolVisits #KidLit #AmReading

How have school visits changed in the last 10-years? For me, school visits are, and always have been, the coolest perk of being a writer. When I started doing them, about 12 years ago, most schools were interested in hosting me to talk about fiction (I write both fiction and nonfiction for children). Over the… Read More #MondayMotivation @truditrueit on #SchoolVisits #KidLit #AmReading