Author Archives: debbiedaurelio

What Do Children Want to Read? Humor

It’s no surprise the number one feature kids look for in books is humor. When picking out a book for themselves, they want a book that makes them laugh! In the fall of 2014, Scholastic surveyed a sample of children ages 6-17 along … Continue reading

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Turning Yucky Peas into Picture Book Magic. An Interview with Danny Schnitzlein.

I recently spoke with talented children’s author, Danny Schnitzlein, about his successful picture book as well as the craft of writing in verse. What inspired you to write The Monster Who Ate My Peas? My older siblings hated peas, so … Continue reading

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Electronic readers versus paper books: Should we fight the future?

Originally posted on The Pediatric Insider:
The Pediatric Insider © 2016 Roy Benaroch, MD Holly wrote in: What is your opinion on e-readers vs paper books for kids? My kids have begun to associate reading with something that ‘has to…

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Do Books Need Taglines?

As consumers, we’re used to seeing “taglines” for commercials and movies, but do books need pitch lines too? In today’s competitive environment, anything that grabs a reader and gets them to look deeper into your book is worth having. Look at some of these … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Re-Reader — Pub(lishing) Crawl

My name is Kelly and I’m a re-reader. I read the same books over and over again–some books I read once every year–and I love it. My husband doesn’t understand this. He is always reading something new. Sometimes he sees … Continue reading

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Little Known Facts About the Penny?

On the tails side of the penny you’ll find the Latin phrase, E. Pluribus Unum, which means “one out of many”. The Latin phrase was first introduced as part of the Great Seal on August 20th, 1776 just weeks after … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Squeeze Writing into Your Life

Originally posted on WRITERS' RUMPUS:
My life is a tornado.  Sometimes kids, house stuff, homeschooling, church work, therapist duties, chickens, and everything else pull me into a frenzy of activity that I fear I will never escape.  So, how to…

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