Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Children's Books Heal

I met Patricia Tilton of Children's Books Heal through the recent Writer's Platform Building Campaign.

Her blog about children's book is truly a niche one.

On her about page, she explains her passion for words began as a child. Later she spent years as a journalist and in public relations. Now, she's returned to writing for children. She says:
My hope is to write books that are healing for children, particularly those with special needs. This theme is reflected throughout my blog. 

I've found the blog useful as a mother and a writer. She finds books that have meaning to all parents — not just those with special needs. I find myself jotting down book titles and authors to check out at the library and to refer to friends — those who may be dealing with similar topics.

Patricia shares books and topics that families and classrooms are dealing with on a daily basis. They deal with difficult topics in a great way to help children (and adults too). I'm grateful I found Patricia as a writer learning the craft of picture books and also a mom, because I'm sure her suggestions will be useful as we're having "talks" about a variety of topics. 

15 comments:

  1. Having worked with Deaf, Blind, and Down Syndrome children, this post is personal to me. Thanks for sharing this, Stacy.

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  2. Stacy, I'm so glad you're spreading the word about Pat's blog because, like you say, it is truly a wonderful resource and everyone should go check it out :)

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  3. Thanks for pointing us to Childrens Books Heal Stacy! I subscribed and posted already - great resource!

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  4. I met Patricia through the writer's platform, too, and am glad I did. Thank you for this wonderful testament to her blog. Like you I find her blog inspiring and read the books she highlights. I, too, jot down her titles and find a new meaning in the books I read through her blog.

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  5. I first met Patricia through Emma Walton Hamilton's Children's Book Hub, and had the joy of meeting her in person at this summer's SCBWI conference.

    Her blog is indeed a treasure. I often find myself sending links to her posts to friends who have a special interest in special needs kids. I'm glad you're spreading the word!

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  6. @Karen - I'm sure that was heartwarming and hard work.
    @Susanna - I agree.
    @Cathy - Glad you did. I enjoy Patricia's posts and her book choices.
    @Clar - I'm grateful for all the people I met through the campaign. I think there's a new post today and I'll be jotting down another title.

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  7. Stacy,
    Okay, you really caught me off-guard! You can't imagine my surprise when I opened my e-mail and clicked on your new post. It took a moment to register. Thank you so much for thinking enough of my blog and my mission to share it with others. I am very grateful for your shout out! Thank you!

    Patricia

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  9. @Elizabethanne - I think that's great you met through Emma Walton Hamilton's Children's Book Hub. I've read both your praise about it.
    @Patricia - You're welcome. I find your posts very helpful as both a mom and a writer. Thanks again.

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  10. Stacy these are great resources, thank you for sharing!

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  11. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments and visiting my blog. I am humbled.

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  12. Great post, Stacey. I so agree that Pat's blog has a niche which is relevant for parents and authors far beyond simply books that heal. She a great reviewer. Lovely shout out!

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  13. I am now following Patricia's blog. Thank you for letting us know about it. Such an important niche to fill.

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  14. Thank you for sharing about this, Stacy.

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  15. @Coleen - thanks.
    @Patricia - again thanks for sharing the books.
    @Joanna- Patricia is a great reviewer.
    @Julie - She shares many useful books.
    @Connie, thanks for stopping by.

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