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Sandy Brehl

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Books have been a central part of Sandy's life since bedtime read-alouds with siblings. Reading and writing with and for her students during her long teaching career led to some publications in magazines and journals.
When Sandy retired from teaching and joined SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) she gained a critique group and took part in professional workshops and conferences. The development of her writing craft and extensive research led to the publication of Odin's Promise.
She writes picture book text, poetry, early reader paneled text, and professional articles on developing reading with quality literature.
Sandy hosts a blog about the use of picture books for all ages at http://UnpackingPictureBookPower.blog..
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Sandy Brehl It always seems I have more ideas than time, so I wish there were some way to block the clock- a magical power to start writing and not have to walk t…moreIt always seems I have more ideas than time, so I wish there were some way to block the clock- a magical power to start writing and not have to walk the dog or fix a meal or run an errand. (less)
Sandy Brehl Having readers who care about and connect with my characters. I write for my own sake, to slow down my thinking, to dig into history or other projects…moreHaving readers who care about and connect with my characters. I write for my own sake, to slow down my thinking, to dig into history or other projects and really focus (I'm a bit of a flibberty-gibbet). But the bottom line is that I love knowing that what was in my head has somehow, through the magic of the written word, found its way into someone else's mind/life/heart. That is truly gratifying.(less)
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Inspired by a true story of neighborhood-pocket gardens that emerge from local initiatives, this is a sweet and sincere story of a girl who NOTICES the needs of others, especially the smallest others. An accidental event triggers a series of events t ...more
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This is a quiet book of rich and reflective illustrations in support of a nature-loving text. It left something of spiritual connection with me, suggesting it might work best in one-to-one conversations followed by explorations of nature at our doors ...more
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DREAM is exactly the right word to use in this title, because this is a dream of a wordless, glorious, uplifting picture book. The premise, that a dandelion could actually DREAM is a delightful starting point, and the joyous journey readers share wit ...more
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This book features things I most adore about picture books- a near.y hypnotic blend of text and illustration, with layout and intentional design that supports complex and even unfamiliar content so seamlessly that the experience feels a if it has bee ...more
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With a delightful twist on the meaning of "treasure", this mixed generational pair are a delight on many levels. The illustrations are perfectly attuned to the gentle realism of the story of a young family who live upstairs and the older Mr. Hagerty ...more
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This lively story-in-a-story offers many of my favorite elements, including a firm dose of girl-power in the outer frame: CeCe is denied admission to the neighborhood boys' "pirate ship" because girls can't be pirates.
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