The Letter that Rocked my World

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Last week Google led me to a letter written by a 6th grader that rocked my world.

The letter was a state level winner of the Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. It was written to author Beth Vrabel about her book, Pack of Dorks.  I was previously unaware of this chapter book series. Although I don’t know how, because they appear to

What I Learned in Bedford, IA, at a Back To School Bash

Marcus in Iowa

Yesterday, Hedgie’s Books and Toys in Bedford, IA, hosted a fun and well attended “End of the Summer Monster Bash” in honor of the last weekend before back to school. The event featured Black Day: The Monster Rock Band.  

Every reading and book event is unique. You never know who or how many people will show up. It’s the nature of the book-promoting-beast. In this case, folks came from miles around, ready for Marcus and his book. The families lined up