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Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club:  Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at

http://pennyreviews-chat.blogspot.com/

See reviews of Ms. Cole's books at

http://reviewsforpenny.blogspot.com/

Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

Contact Ms. Cole for School Author Visits, locally in-person, or by SKYPE.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Welcoming the New Year

Dear Readers,
Many of you on your blogs, in emails and texts, and with friends and family have settled in to the new year with New Year's resolutions and themes:  to be appreciative, to do better, to make some changes, to be positive, to enjoy life to the fullest, to accomplish more, to smile more.  I'm making some changes, too.

I'm adding some features to my blog.  I'll still write reviews of children's books. I love doing that -- sharing some lovely new books and reminding folks of old favorites. 

Then, as the mother of an eighteen year old, I'll write about the trials and tribulations of that unique role. Monday Madness
will be about sharing my experiences, and those of other parents, with peeks and reality checks into the world of parenting teens that all parents will hopefully reach.
 
Next, I loved the book Wacky Wednesday, and will plan to do something wacky on Wednesdays. Like find some wacky books to review, or post some things about books, writing, or literature that parents and teachers would appreciate. (If you haven't read Wacky Wednesday, by Dr. Seuss, I'll share it soon. )

 

Finally, Friday Firsts and Fancies will be about whatever strikes my fancy.  You may not see it here as a Friday First, but my take on it may give you something to focus on, to fret about, to fuss over, to fume about, to figure out, to flirt with, to fixate on, to feast upon, to favor, to feed on, to fall to, to foresee, or to feel.

And if you're read all this way, I want to share news of my first School Author Visit tomorrow night.  I'm the featured Author at Montague Elementary School's Literacy Night!  I'll share my books and talk about what it's like being an author!  I'll post here how it went.  Wish me luck!

2 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your new type of posts. Good luck at your school visit! :) It will be so fun. . .

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    1. Hi Margo, Thanks for stopping by. You are so faithful! Thanks for your support! Happy New Year!

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