Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Great Thanksgiving Escape art time…

Just another page from The Great Thanksgiving Escape. It’s self explanatory.

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The Note Albert Camus Sent to his Teacher Shortly After Receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:
Teachers are so very important for all of our futures. Look how one teacher’s kindness and example made such a difference for a young man who went on to become a Nobel Laureate. A heartwarming…

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Just back from Minnesota

I want to thank all the teachers, librarians and students that made me feel so welcome back in my home state. I had a lot of fun visiting students and attending the Authors and Illustrators event in Red Wing. And … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving just around the corner. Really!

Look – it’s a merciless marketing oriented blog post! Well, we have Halloween on the way don’t we? So for your Halloween kid-reads I’d recommend either A Very Witchy Spelling Bee or The Book That Eats People.   A Very Witchy Spelling … Continue reading

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Tommy Can’t Stop!

Well, it’s the day of the cover reveal for Tim Federles’s picture book Tommy Can’t Stop over at the School Library Journal  – so here at the Mark Blog are the F&G’s I got to look through. So great to see Tim’s wonderful … Continue reading

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Books with your water!

Some of my books on my water bottle! Thanks to Laura at Parkview! She helped make my day visiting the school wonderful. And I wasn’t thirsty!

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Minnesota- land of 10,000 children’s book authors and illustrators. Really.

As the plane descended over the great plaines of the Dakotas to land in Minnesota the first thing you notice are the lakes. Little dots of lakes everywhere. I counted about 10,000. Then you admire the snow covered trees like little bumps … Continue reading

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