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Dog Writes Book!

  Who knew dogs could write? The publishing community is celebrating the first book ever written entirely by a dog. The author is Zuzu, a 2 year-old Collie mix, pictured in her author headshot above. The book, entitled “Diary of … Continue reading

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Write a letter to Japan

Write a letter to children in Japan to help lift their spirits after the recent earthquake and tsunami. Continue reading

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Join Script Frenzy!

FADE-IN: 14 DAYS FROM TODAY INT. YOUR ROOM – AFTERNOON A young writer (you) sits down at the computer to begin writing a brilliant, hilarious, fun, slightly (but not too frightening) scary screenplay with several heartbreaking (but not too sappy) … Continue reading

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Pencil Head featured on Good Morning America!

Can you define torque? August Seiple can– and he beat out the anchor on Good Morning America in a recent competition. Check out August Seiple– Pencil Head and Student Extraordinaire– in this clip from Good Morning America! Way to go, … Continue reading

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And the Oscar went to… Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss didn’t just write children’s books. He also animated movies! In 1950, Dr. Suess won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. His film, “Gerald McBoing-Boing” was based on his story with the same title. It’s about a little … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (And what kind of doctor was he?)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. If he were still alive, he would have been 107 years young today! “Dr. Seuss” was Theodor Geisel’s pen name or pseudonym, which means that he wasn’t really a doctor. It … Continue reading

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Seriously Cool: The New York Writers Coalition

New York Writers Coalition youth writers workshops Continue reading

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Writing Exercise #3: A Very Bad Hair Day Indeed

Writing Exercise: A Very Bad Hair Day Continue reading

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Writing Advice from Madeleine L’Engle

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Museum of Natural History (and Young Writers’ Inspiration!)

“Danny and the Dinosaur” by Syd Hoff was one of my favorite books when I was little. On a trip to the museum, Danny meets a real, live dinosaur! They leave the museum together and explore the city for a day. What better way to see New York than from the neck of a dinosaur? Continue reading

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