from tamar adler

“Or I read passages from children’s books, which often contain the most limpid descriptions of food. The writer E. Nesbit’s stories seem to always end when, after quarreling, getting lost, getting stung, children find themselves — warm and tired in hay barns — eating cold chicken, bacon, boiled eggs, ripe tomatoes sprinkled with salt, and siphons of seltzer. Her stories leave me wanting to run and scrape and quarrel and eat cold chicken and ripe tomatoes, and those are all pleasant things to do.”


lovely links: September 2015


a nice kick in the pants from Brene Brown, because if you don’t need one, I sure do

an online display about Melissa Sweet’s “Balloons Over Broadway” from the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collection

Ira Glass!

What Writer’s Can Learn From “Goodnight Moon” from the New York Times

all about How to Read More from Austin Kleon

the more I write, the more I believe that all genres of writing are connected, so as a writer for children, I glean gems from 101 Cookbooks “Writing a Cookbook Proposal” maybe you will, too

obsolete library card catalog cards made into art

and finally, a brilliant essay from Susan Wise Bauer about why we mamas should be reading, not cleaning the kitchen