Archive for the “visiting libraries” Category

That's 105 in dog years — but hey, who's counting?

February 4, 201511 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, Seeing Eye dogs, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Writing for Children

My retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni will turn fifteen years old this weekend! She was only five years old when I started sending Hanni and Beth: Safe & Sound out to agents and publishers, and now, ten years later, the book and its star are still going strong. Just this past weekend a brand new […]

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I should have known she'd ask that

October 16, 201424 CommentsPosted in blindness, book tour, Braille, questions kids ask, travel, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, visiting schools, Whitney, Writing for Children

I have a children’s book published, but here’s a confession: I don’t know a whole lot about children’s literature. Not modern children’s literature, at least. I read a ton of books when I was little, but after I traded my children’s library card for one that got me into the adult section of the Elmhurst […]

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Adaptability, resourcefulness, and a little luck

September 25, 201414 CommentsPosted in blindness, Hanni, questions kids ask, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, Whitney

Back in 2010 I wrote a blog post about a visit to Fairview Elementary School in a Chicago suburb called Mt. Prospect. A first-grader there asked one of my all-time favorite questions: “How do you know if you picked a four-leaf clover?” That little girl must be in fifth grade now, and I’m hoping she […]

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Whitney's going to Princeton!

July 9, 201411 CommentsPosted in book tour, guide dogs, travel, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, Whitney

She graduated from a great school, scored well on her tests, and she participates in a whole bunch of extra-curricular activities. And so, it should come as no surprise to you that tomorrow morning the genius Whitney leaves for Princeton.Princeton Illinois, that is. Whitney and I will be boarding the Carl Sandburg Amtrak train early […]

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