Mother Dreaming

Observations, joys, and musings on modern motherhood and raising a gifted child

November is Picture Book Month! October 21, 2017



April 28, 2017

My debut picture book, DANCING THROUGH FIELDS OF COLOR will be published by Abrams in Spring 2019!

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I made it! Storystorm 2017! January 31, 2017

I took the Storystorm challenge. I did it! Thank you, Tara Lazar!



PiBoIdMo Winner! November 30, 2015


I did it!


PiBoIdMo 2015! I am registered, are you? October 26, 2015



The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland – Review by Elizabeth Brown April 29, 2015

Guest blogger today! Here is my review of The Magician of Auschwitz by Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland on the Nerdy Book Club blog.

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the magician of auschwitzKathy Kacer’s The Magician of Auschwitz, published by Second Story Press (2014), tells the true story of a lonely boy named Werner Reich and a mysterious magician named Herr Levin (a.k.a. Nivelli the Magician) who become friends in the barracks of Auschwitz. War brought them together in one of darkest times of the human race. But magic gave them hope, laughter, and the will to survive.

Kacer’s evocative language helps to highlight the inner tensions, worries, and fears of the camp’s inhabitants. While telling the story of Werner and Levin, readers’ emotions are tugged. Kacer pulls the reader into their moving experience – one that shows how magic and magic tricks bring two people together and give them the courage to overcome their surroundings. The characters in the book are real people. Kacer has made sure they retain their three-dimensionality by creating strong, resilient, fearful, caring, and flawed characters…

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Chapter Book Challenge – this month! March 2, 2015

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