Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: July, 2015

47 Interesting Facts about Children’s Books and the Folks Who Write Them

I was scrolling through Facebook last week when I came across this great little video done by children’s author, John Green. Since he mentions several of the authors and books that I have posted about over the last year or so, I thought you might get a kick out of it! 🙂

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This Little Life of Mine; I’m Gonna Let It Shine…

At the end of May, I came across an essay titled “The Small, Happy Life,” by David Brooks. While it originated in the New York Times, I didn’t find it there. I don’t read the newspaper because it tends to depress me. But this little gem was shared on Facebook by Patti Digh, a writer and …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Growing Up With the Pyes and the Moffats

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) was a children’s author and librarian. I have to believe that having surrounded herself with children’s books helped her to understand what makes them tick. She attributed her storytelling to her mother’s love of books and her unending stories and anecdotes. She worked in the children’s section of the New York Public …

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Thank You For Your Patience

I just want to take a moment to thank all of my followers, readers and supporters for their continued support over the last few months. My certification class is over now. The test is behind me and I am thrilled to report that I passed! So I have added Certified Physician Practice Manager to my …

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