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National Cat Day Round-up: Best Children's Books for Cat Lovers

Last updated: 08/12/2018

October 29 marks National Cat Day and gives you the purr-fect excuse to curl up with a furry friend and a new book. Nap-loving felines are ideal reading companions, can be attentiv

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Finding Inspiration in Music with Lisa Brown Roberts

Last updated: 08/12/2018

Like many authors, I create playlists for my novels. I choose music based on lyrics, or melody, or the mood the song evokes that somehow connects to the characters, plot, or settin

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A Back To School Challenge

Last updated: 08/12/2018

The Adventures of Library Girl Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Yesterday, I stopped at Starbucks on my way home and had a conversation wi

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Five young adult authors you should know

Last updated: 08/12/2018

Everyone always thinks of The Hunger Games orTwilight when young adult fiction is mentioned. Either that or the writer John Green is the first name to people's lips.  But YA is a

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US Open Art Courts x Chase: Highland Park Tennis Association

Last updated: 08/12/2018

From Arthur Ashe to the Williams sisters, public courts have nurtured and built US Open champions. The USTA, in partnership with Chase and our National Junior Tennis and Learning (

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Which comes first? School culture or top results?

Last updated: 08/12/2018

It is received wisdom that an intangible but important aspect of a school is its atmosphere: the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way pupils behave as you walk through the door

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Giftedness is 24/7 for a Lifetime

Last updated: 08/12/2018

Or to put it another way: we need to sever the misleading associative ties between giftedness and educational achievement that are so pervasive and harmful. Lately, I’ve wondere

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Perspective | Why it’s so hard to get kids’ attention, according to science (and what to do about it)

Last updated: 08/12/2018

After dinner, which is served in shifts and consumed in various parts of the house, Dad does the dishes, and Mom makes a phone call to a co-worker. Both also begin the disagreeable

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Parenting: How to Avoid Over-Parenting When Kids Go Back to School

Last updated: 08/12/2018

This just in: Parenting is hard. We all just want to be involved in our kids’ lives and make sure our kids are responsible and  successful. Is that such a crime? Apparently, int

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Building Persistence and Resilience in Gifted Children

Last updated: 08/12/2018

As an advocate for gifted kids, my colleagues and I spend a considerable amount of time helping to explain the characteristics and needs of gifted children inside and outside of th

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