Author: Jackie Briggs Martin

Happy New Year!

The academic calendar has been a part of my life since age six. I still remember the excitement of the first day of school, new pencils, one new dress laid out on a chair, sometimes new shoes, and the anticipation of another...

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Beginning the new year

With the arrival of Marsha Qualey on the blogging scene here at the Inkpot I will take my leave. I’ve enjoyed these occasional conversations and hope to pop back in once in a while to comment. But this is the first week of...

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Weather report

Six degrees this morning. No wind. Not enough snow to make a decent snowball, but the skaters are happy.Anita Silvey gave a wonderful presentation yesterday on picture books from Wanda Gag to Lane Smith’s new Grandpa...

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