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Congratulations to 2020’s Barron Prize Winners!

Each year, the Barron Prize awards outstanding young people whose personal stories and service work act as an inspiration example of the power we all have to make the world better. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the prize, which has honored over 500 amazing young heroes over its lifetime. I invite you to take…

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What is Your Labor of Love? 8 Simple Ideas To Make the World Better

What does it mean to be kind? Is it simply about minding your manners and going through the motions?

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Magical Background Images for your Video Calls

Have you been using video chat applications like Zoom to talk to friends and family during this period of social distancing? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of hosting your very own virtual book club? If so, here are a few custom backgrounds for fans of my books to help give your video calls a new look!…

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Celebrating Everyday Heroes

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that we are surrounded by heroes? The heroic people around us may not have super powers — at least, not the kind that allows them to read minds or leap tall buildings — but the qualities they possess and the powers they have to do good…

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Heroes Every Day

Heroes Every Day

July 6, 2020 | Under For Young Heroes | Posted by | 7 Comments
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Merlin’s Guide to Living Your Best Life

Back in 2018 I wrote a blog post which began, “These are dark times. In our country and our world, we’re surrounded by divisiveness, greed, mean-spiritedness, hatred, cynicism, fear, and rage. So much so, the darkness sometimes threatens to cover us all in shadows.” And truly, these words seem more fitting now than they did…

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#ShowYourShelfie

#ShowYourShelfie

June 21, 2020 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | No Comments
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Celebrating Educators… Now, More than Ever!

Each May during Teacher Appreciation Week, educators across the nation are thanked by students and parents for all the things they do to provide support and guidance within their schools and individual classrooms. And this year, as families find themselves facing the new challenge of distance learning, perhaps you, like so many others, are discovering…

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Tree Girl Activity Sheets

Dear Parents, Educators, and Caregivers, These Tree Girl activity worksheets were created as part of my Tree Girl read-along video series to be enjoyed by children of all ages. Each chapter presents something fun and new to learn about or explore. Pick your favorite activity or subject in each chapter, or do them all! The…

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Seven Ways You can Participate in Earth Day 2020 from Home

“Intellectually, we finally have come to understand that the wealth of this nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats, and biodiversity. Take this resource base away, and all that is left is a wasteland.” — Sen. Gaylord Nelson In 1948 Sir Fred Hoyle, a British astronomer, predicted…

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