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Kerry Goulder: Sewing Lasting Stories to Share
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Kerry Goulder: Sewing Lasting Stories to Share

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Above a garage in coastal Maine, there is a magical place where gnomes go backpacking, buoys guide lobstermen, and bear buddies climb into igloos for the night. Each lovingly-crafted three-dimensional fabric character has a story to tell. In her new book, Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love, Kerry Goulder has infused real life stories into unending opportunities for make believe, and hopes to inspire other storytelling crafters to spread this magic throughout the world. […]

Trees of Hope for Military Families
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Trees of Hope for Military Families

by Meagan Frank

A tree symbolizes strength, sturdiness, family history, growth, connectivity, and resilience. Children’s books like The Wishing Tree, A Soldier’s Tree, and Our Heroes’ Tree inspire real-life tributes for military families, celebrating three types of trees that commemorate and support service members. Readers take inspiration from the pages and put love notes, pictures, and artwork on trees for their loved ones. […]

Will Schwalbe: The End of Your Life Book Club
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Will Schwalbe: The End of Your Life Book Club

by Meagan Frank

Will Schwalbe and his mother, Mary Anne, read fifty books together during the last two years of her life. Will wrote the book The End of Your Life Book Club in tribute to his mom and to continue the conversations they started. He hopes to inspire others to share their reading experiences and to have confidence to act when they are moved by the books they read. Mary Anne started each book by reading the end first. […]