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Carma Dutra
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Ten Steps to Organize a Writing Critique Group

Have you been wondering what your writing needs? Are you talking to yourself. . . out loud? Do you wonder what it would be like to talk to someone else about your writing? If you answered Yes to any ..
(August 30, 2008)
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Author Interview - Suzanne Lieurance - Children's Author, ..

Carma: I ran across your Working Writer's Coach Blog back in March 2007 and I kept being drawn back to it. Actually I think it was when I subscribed to the Morning Nudge that kept me going everyday ..
(August 30, 2008)
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Your Blog is Your Cubbyhole in Life

On your first day of preschool or kindergarten, you are assigned a cubbyhole. A 2 x 2 square box attached to twenty-five other cubby holes, painted in various colors. Each square box has a placard ..
(August 29, 2008)
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Loser - A Book Review

Loser, a middle grade novel for ages nine to twelve was published by Harper Trophy in 2003. Jerry Spinelli's Loser is a special book. The first sentence “You grow up with a kid but you never ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Holes - Book Review

Title: Holes Author: Lousi Sachar Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12 Holes is the 1999 Newbery Medal winner and joins the ranks of classic children's literature. The story begins on a negative note because ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Out of the Dust - A Book Review

Title: Out of the Dust Author: Karen Hesse Reading age: 8 to 12 Out of the Dust is a riveting, evocative and mournful story of the Great Depression. Karen Hesse's YA novel narrows the focus of the ..
(August 18, 2008)
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Maybe We Are Flamingos - A Book Review

Maybe We Are Flamingos is for ages four to eight years and is published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Maybe is a safe word. It does not mean yes and it does not mean no. It gives a person time to ..
(August 24, 2008)
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Crispin the Cross of Lead - Book Review

Newbery Medal winner of 2003, Crispin The Cross of Lead is an action packed historical novel set in the 1380's of England's peasant revolt. The protagonist is a thirteen year old peasant boy known ..
(August 24, 2008)
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Trading Places - Book Review

Trading Places is written by Claudia Mills and published by Farrar, Stgraus and Giroux Amy and Todd Davidson learn that things in life rarely turn out perfectly and that labels don't always fit. Amy ..
(August 24, 2008)
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The Candy Shop War - A Book Review

The old saying “too much candy can be bad for your health" rings true in this fast paced, action packed story. Nate and his family are new in town which means a new school and new friends. Nate .
(August 10, 2008)
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! - Book Review

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! is the Newbery Medal winner for 2008. Author: Laura Amy Schlitz Publisher: Candlewick Press One thing strikes me in this medieval historical fiction of individual ..
(August 10, 2008)
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Mrs Marlowe's Mice

Title: Mrs. Marlowe's Mice Author: Frank Asch Ages: 5 to 8 years Hard Cover: 32 pages Illustrator: Devin Asch Publisher: Kids Can Press ISBN: 978-1-55453-022-9 Mrs. Eleanor Marlowe leads a double ..
(August 11, 2008)
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A Walk in the Rain With a Brain - Book Review

A Walk in the Rain with a Brain is written by Edward M. Hallowell, M. D. This book is designed for four (read to) to eight year olds. Children do not receive enough encouragement to develop their ..
(August 15, 2008)
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A Single Shard - Book Review

A Single Shard is published by Clarion books and written for children from ten to twelve years old. A Historical fiction novel, A Single Shard, is the 2002 Newbery Medal Award winner. Sometimes you ..
(August 15, 2008)
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Walk Two Moons - Book Review

Walk Two Moons is the tale of thirteen year old Salamanca (Sal) Tree Hiddle and her trek from Euclid, Ohio to Lewiston, Idaho with her zany grandparents. Through humor, wit and poignancy Walk Two ..
(August 15, 2008)
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The Higher Power of Lucky - Book Review

The Higher Power of Lucky is the 2007 Newbery Medal winner by award winning author, Susan Patron. Lucky Trimble is ten years old and lives in the desert town of Hard Pan. CA (pop 43) with her dog, ..
(August 15, 2008)
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Confessions of a Closet Smoker - How I Quit Smoking After 42 ..

When I began smoking at the age of eighteen, it was the coolest thing a girl could do. Thanks to good advertising and lobbying efforts from tobacco companies, smoking was a common occurrence at every .
(August 10, 2008)
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Formula For Success - Five Rules to Achieve Your Goals

The course of action to achieve any goal is the same for every goal. This may sound confusing but there is a formula to achieve goals and reach objectives. The following formula can take the form of ..
(August 04, 2008)
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Parents Dont Be Sissies Five Ways to Teach Your Kids to Manage .

How many times do parents hear these words. . . "Mom, buy me a book. " or “Mom, I need money for the movies. " You give in and hand over extra money because they blew their allowance and it's ..
(July 12, 2008)
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How to Remain Passionate About Your Writing 5 Ways to Choose a .

When you sit down in front of your blank computer screen do you hope for inspiration to hit you out of the wild blue? Or is your predicament just the opposite? How many ideas for a niche are floating .
(July 15, 2008)
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Proper Use of Questions Marks and Apostrophes, Or When to ..

Question Marks The question mark is the easiest sign to use in writing yet many people don't know how to use it properly. The sole purpose of a question mark is to indicate when a sentence is a ..
(July 15, 2008)
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Five Ways For Parents to Help Their Children to Overcome ..

Shyness does not have a standardized definition in the dictionary and cannot be defined by one or two words. Bashful, frightened, timid are just a few. Most definitions incorporate feeling ..
(July 28, 2008)
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The Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

The theme of Diary of a Worm is set right away with the title and then each event is dated by month and number. This delightful humorous picture book by Doreen Cronin is about a lovable worm who ..
(February 28, 2008)
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Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

An amusing little human-like mouse named Lilly learns about conflict and listening to her teacher. Lilly loves life and her teacher Mr. Slinger. He wears cool shirts with crazy ties. He also provides .
(February 29, 2008)
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