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China Children’s Book Fair (Nov. 18, 2016)

I’ll be speaking at the annual China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair this year.         For details, check out their website: http://www.ccbookfair.com/en/Home/ And the conference program is now live at: http://www.ccbookfair.com/RXCH/RXCH_ChildrensBookFair/2016/documents/event/1108现场指南会议EN.pdf?v=636144259934573040  

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Sharjah Reading Festival

I’m writing this from Sharjah, UAE, where I’ve been invited to speak and participate in the annual Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. I must admit, I had no idea what to expect, but even my highest expectations have been surpassed. This festival is for the people, to inspire and encourage families and children to read. I […]

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Choice and Consequence

Growing up, I hated reading.  I was what is now termed a “reluctant reader.”  Back then the terms ranged from lazy to uninspired (and probably some my teachers didn’t share with me. Not only did I find reading hard, I frankly wasn’t that interested in books because the written word failed to capture my imagination […]

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