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…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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MAY 17 is SYTTENDE MAI
Norway’s Constitution Day 

Click the date to see how Stoughton, Wisconsin will be celebrating. Meanwhile, I’m celebrating right here, along with my publisher, Crispin/Crickhollow Books. It was just four years ago, on May 17, 2014, when ODIN’S PROMISE first launched, followed by BJORN’S GIFT (2016) and MARI’S HOPE (2017). This week the eBook version of the concluding book...

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Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Be Prepared
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There is much to enjoy about this graphic novel-memoir, made more so by the author's admission: "This is a true story. And it is also made up." The universal truths it encompasses are ripe for discussion and also provide connection and comfort/reassu ...more
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
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***Offering a solid parallel to the original novel, this graphic version would pair well for comparison and discussion between groups.
Absolutely, this is an essential novel for all early (and older) teens, best if handled with opportunities for disc
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The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick by Drew Daywalt
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These two unlikely characters will tickle the funny bones of many kids. The contrasting personalities, voices, and points-of-view of the inseparable Huggie and Stick- exactly the kinds of beloved but benignly-neglected favorite toys of an adventurous ...more
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Voices in the Air by Naomi Shihab Nye
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Each poem in this collection deserves its own comment and praise, but when combined in this particular sequence and style, this book could become the scaffold for a full course, the allusions and references reaching beyond the pages and into hearts.
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Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
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This title crossed my radar and intrigued me, even though I'm falling behind in my TBD stack. No regrets now that I've read it.
This hits the perfect sweet spot for recently independent readers to be able to dive into a gripping story that honors mag
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Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
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This title crossed my radar and intrigued me, even though I'm falling behind in my TBD stack. No regrets now that I've read it.
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle
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I'm a sincere fan of Monty Python nd British humor in general, but not the "fanatic" that spawns the word "fan". Even so, I couldn't resist reading Eric Idle's memoir/autobiogrpahy and I'm glad I did. WE're of the same generation, so the world events ...more
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle
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I'm a sincere fan of Monty Python nd British humor in general, but not the "fanatic" that spawns the word "fan". Even so, I couldn't resist reading Eric Idle's memoir/autobiogrpahy and I'm glad I did. WE're of the same generation, so the world events ...more
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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Blood Water Paint
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Rave reviews made me want to read this, but a backlog of other reading and writing led me to consider returning the book to the library unread. To be fair, I decided to read the opening pages. After that, I couldn’t close the book. The verse novel fo ...more
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Swing by Kwame Alexander
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Wow, just wow. This latest title in the Kwame Alexander series is another example of innovative storytelling and remarkable character development. Things never turn out quite as this reader predicts, and yet resolve in ways that are entirely credible ...more
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