For five years, 2008-2013, a great stable of nonfiction children's book writers wrote about their craft, their art, and the business of books. The group disbanded, but many posts are just as relevant and insightful today. Want to learn about nonfiction kids books? Check out the I.N.K blog.
I was the author-in-residence at the Michael J. Perkins School for three years (until June 2013) and helped record its great adventure. Boston Housing Authority’s Old Colony site in South Boston, which surrounds the school, was being rebuilt as a green, energy-saving development. Perkins kids picked up their crayons, pencils, and hard hats—learned about life in the Construction Zone. They blogged about the experience: a way to make math and science feel relevant because it was happening next door, and a place to publish their work for all to see.
The blog has moved on, as have I, but scroll down to the old archive index and you can still see all the old posts going backward from June 21, 2013. Check it out!