Seven Great Books for Young Readers by Guest Blogger, Esther Bandy

Guest blogger Esther Bandy recommends several books for middle grade readers and young adults. … More Seven Great Books for Young Readers by Guest Blogger, Esther Bandy

Choosing Your Mentor Text

As any brave explorer would do before embarking on a journey, it’s important for us as children’s writers to choose a reliable flashlight to help us find our way.For writers, our flashlight is a mentor text. What exactly is a mentor text, you may ask? In a nutshell, it’s a children’s book that you want … More Choosing Your Mentor Text

EQUAL by Joyce Moyer Hostetter: A BOOK REVIEW by Carol Baldwin

Last September, Joyce Hostetter was our first Master Class Teacher on writing Middle Grade books. It is my privilege to share her next book (unfortunately, the last in the Bakers Mountain Stories series), EQUAL with you. PROLOGUE When I went to the river that day in 1959 I didn’t expect to meet a colored boy … More EQUAL by Joyce Moyer Hostetter: A BOOK REVIEW by Carol Baldwin