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Watch Poet Nye: ‘Telling a Story Helped Us Figure Out Who We Were’ on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.     Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and editor of numerous collections of poetry for readers of all ages . There Is No Long Distance Now is a collection of  very short short stories. Naomi […]

Of Bridges and Things . . .

I spent summers on Cape Cod when I was a kid. And my dad did before me. As those of you who have been to Cape Cod know, the Cape Cod Bridge is a big deal for many reasons. There are two of them, of course, but we always refer to them as “The Cape […]

Slightly off-topic on a Monday . . .

Back when I was an editorial assistant at Macmillan, I was lucky enough to work with other editorial assistants (in both adult and children’s) in a long, thin, dark, dusty hallway. We saved our pennies and ate together—pea soup at a diner on Second Avenue—as often as possible, and we also walked barefoot across the […]

The Dog Days of Summer

I don’t know if these actually are the dog days of summer yet (let’s ask Amelia Bedelia), but I do know that dogs+summer+books=a lot of fun in my house. My daughter and I took a break from The Mouse and the Motorcycle last night (which is actually very hard to do) because my daughter, who […]

Amelia Bedelia, Time Traveler

So far, Amelia Bedelia has turned back the clock in Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School, Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine, Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie, and Amelia Bedelia’s First Field Trip. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace Share […]