In Part 1: Mucking About and Part 2: Drilling Down, I spoke about my own research process, and how that impacted my thinking on student research. Now I want to talk directly to the students to give them some words of
When I was in Library School, the research model that made the most sense to me was Carol Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process, and that’s because she included the emotions alongside the actions. In that model, the Mucking About I talked
I’ve been lucky enough to have been on several panels at conferences for teachers and librarians. I’ve also started to do more and more school and library visits. In both settings, I’m often asked about the research for my books.
Looking out my window this morning I see snow, snow, and more snow. But even with a foot or more predicted, this weather is nothing compared to the arctic, and it’s pretty clear to me that I was not cut
I was very fortunate to be able to sit down with Vicky Smith of Kirkus for an interview about The Water Castle. It was a really lovely conversation that had me thinking about my own book in new ways. The
About half way through writing The Water Castle, my upcoming book from Walker-Bloomsbury, I realized that the present-day narrative needed to be balanced by and bounced off a historical narrative. Set in 1908 while Robert Peary and Matthew Henson searched