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Amanda Ripley talks about “The Smartest Kids in the World” with supporters of the DoSeum

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Making the world a kinder place for our children to learn: “Gifted, Bullied, Resilient” by Pamela Price

“Bullying fundamentally represents a problem of broken human connection,” writes Pamela Price in her new book, Gifted, Bullied, Resilient: A Brief Guide for Smart Families, now available from Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Press. Order your copy: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook. … Continue reading

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Coming to San Antonio Book Festival: Chris Barton (author) and Don Tate (illustrator) of “The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch”

In the back matter of The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, illustrator Don Tate charmingly confesses: I’m ashamed to admit that before illustrating The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, I wasn’t very knowledgeable about Reconstruction. Reconstruction is the era … Continue reading

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Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to … Continue reading

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[Interview] Joe Cepeda, iIllustrator of “Cub’s Big World” and guest at the San Antonio Book Festival

Artist Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Cub’s Big World, and will be a guest at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5, 2014. From 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cepeda will be in the Children’s Reading Tent on the … Continue reading

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CLOSED [Giveaway] Create the school you want: Homeschooling

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Last night’s fortune cookie said, “Don’t pursue happiness—create it.” How timely. My friends and I are stressing out about charter school lotteries, as discussed in yesterday’s post. We are making backup plans and talking about … Continue reading

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“Animal Amigos!” and “Black & Blanco” complete the ArteKids bilingual board book series

Last month, Trinity University Press released Animal Amigos! and Black & Blanco, the final installments of the five-book ArteKids series. These colorful, bilingual board books feature art from the San Antonio Museum of Art. I am looking forward to sharing the new books … Continue reading

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Arte Kids: children’s board book collaboration becomes a series

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Remember the 1, 2, 3, Sí! book that I mentioned as part of the Read 3 program at H-E-B? The counting book has been so popular and won so many awards that Trinity University Press and the San Antonio Museum of … Continue reading

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Author Michael Brick: interview in Texas Tribune; event at Twig

To follow up on a earlier post about  “Saving the School” by Michael Brick: “Michael Brick: The TT Interview”, Zoë Gioja, Texas Tribune, August 7, 2012. Reading and signing at The Twig Book Shop, noon on Saturday, August 25.

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Book: A tale of education reform at Austin’s John H. Reagan High School

The new issue of Texas Monthly also features a book review of “Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids, and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education Reform” by Michael Brick. “Why Johnny … Continue reading

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