Beloved Children’s Author Andrew Clements Passes at 70

Beloved Children’s Author Andrew Clements Passes at 70

On Thursday November 28th renowned children’s author Andrew Clements passed away at the age of 70.  Andrew Clements has more than eighty children’s and YA books published, including the books Frindle, Lunch Money, and The Losers Club. As a children’s book author, Clements has been praised for the portrayal of elementary and middle school life, carefully crafting the dynamic between teacher and student, the details and energy of a classroom, and the chaotic and exciting schoolyard moments. image via worth point Andrew Clements had his first picture book, Bird Adalbert published in 1985 by Picture Book Studio, a small publishing …

7 Quotes From ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Author William Joyce to Brighten Your Day

7 Quotes From ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Author William Joyce to Brighten Your Day

As an artist, writer, and filmmaker, William Joyce’s artful imagination is to thank for many beloved childhood stories and films. With a vast imagination, Joyce has written and illustrated over fifty children books, including Rolie Polie Olie, turned into a TV series of the same name, and A Day with Wilbur Robinson, which was adapted into the film titled Meet the Robinsons. Most recently, Joyce has been working on the Guardians of Childhood series which sparked the film adaptation Rise of the Guardians. The series currently has five books but will wrap up with a total of thirteen. Joyce has proved resilient through …

7 Shirley Jackson Quotes to Keep in Mind for the New Year

7 Shirley Jackson Quotes to Keep in Mind for the New Year

Born on December 14th in 1916, Shirley Jackson, now recognized as a great American novelist, created chilling works with The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House. She’s also left behind some pretty profound quotes to help regain some perspective in the new year. Recognizing that the new year means change for a lot of people and change can be pretty scary, here are seven Shirley Jackson quotes that will help remind you that change, and fear, isn’t always a bad thing.     “So long as you write it away regularly nothing can really hurt you.”   “Fear is the relinquishment of …