60/60 Reading Update for 2022

2022 To-Read Pile: 10 Middle Grade books I want to read this year
To keep my annual reading goals low pressure and focused on fun, I’ve adopted a scaling system to track my progress. I set my Goodread’s Reading Challenge to 10 books at the start of the year, and when that’s accomplished, increase the goal by an additional 10.
Upon reaching each new milestone, I’ll mark the occasion with a fresh list of books I’m looking forward to reading soon.

2022 To-Read Pile: 10 Middle Grade books I want to read this year
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5 Well-Written Characters from Kid’s TV

5 Well-Written Kid's TV Characters: a kidlit writer's study of character development in children's media

When learning to write, having good examples of complex characters to study can be helpful. If you write children’s literature like me, you might get frustrated when all the examples in your workbooks and advice articles skew toward adult stories and themes.

Thankfully, there are plenty of well-written characters in kid’s media. Today, I’m highlighting some of my favorite TV characters when talking about character development in children’s storytelling.

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Quote of the Day – The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Quote of the Day
"Sometimes the painting came easy, sometimes it came hard; sometimes the artist was pleased with what he had done, sometimes he was disguisted." —THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN by Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

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Quote of the Day – The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Quote of the Day
"Sometimes the painting came easy, sometimes it came hard; sometimes the artist was pleased with what he had done, sometimes he was disgusted." –THE CAT WHO WENT TO HEAVEN by Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

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Enemies to Friends and Why it Works

Enemies to Friends and Why it Works: why we love to see opposing characters form unexpected relationships.

Everyone seems to love it when enemies are able to overcome their differences and form a friendship. They may bicker and beat each other up in the beginning, yet readers will confidently claim they’re destined for a happily ever after.

Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why Enemies to Friends keeps showing up in our favorite books.

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