12/21/16 Free Discussion Questions for JUST ONE THING!

If you're looking for last-minute gifts for a middle schooler, you might want to check out Just One Thing! by Nancy Viau. And...you can get discussion questions for FREE here!


From the back cover:
Anthony Pantaloni needs to figure out one thing he does well--one thing that will replace the Antsy Pants nickname he got tagged with on the first day of fifth grade, and something he can "own" before moving up to middle school next year. It seems that every kid in Carpenter Elementary has some claim to fame: Marcus is Mr. Athletic, Alexis is Smart Aleck, Bethany has her horse obsession, and even Cory is known as the toughest kid in the school. Ant tries lots of things, but nothing sticks! IT doesn't help that there are obstacles along the way--a baton-twirling teacher, an annoying cousin, and Dad's new girlfriend, to name a few. Just One Thing! is chock full of hilarious adventures that will keep young readers cheering for Ant until the very end. For ages 8-12.

Take a look! Nancy and I had so much fun creating the discussion questions for you, too! We hope you enjoy them.

12/19/16 KidLit for Aleppo

I'm participating in #kidlitforAleppo on Twitter through Wed. 12/21. If you make a donation to an organization helping in Aleppo, post an image of your receipt (mark out the identifying details or take a screenshot of any part of the e-receipt that doesn't show your personal information) to my Tweet here. I will randomly choose a winner on 12/22.
For a background on #kidlitforAleppo, or to see what organizations qualify, click on Dana Alison Levy's post, "The Stories We Don't Want to Tell: Aleppo." (Note: Dana Alison Levy and Rachel Allen came up with the idea)
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