Author Archives: Page McBrier

About Page McBrier

Page McBrier is the author of 43 books for young readers, including the award-winning picture book, Beatrice's Goat. Her work in the schools as a teaching artist keeps her close to her readers and inspires her to write stories that bring the world near.

What to do with all those old files…

We’re cleaning out the attic, a task we’ve promised ourselves we’d do before we were unable to creep and crawl around it ourselves. Our children will thank us. Anyway, no matter anyone’s age or fitness level, the attic is a … Continue reading

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Invitation to a free in-service workshop for teachers

Classroom Teachers! Please join me and my colleagues at Creative Connections for this fun, educational workshop.

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An update on my co-writing project

So…as many of you know, since last October I have been co-writing a middle grade novel with a colleague, Susan Montanari. This is the first time either of us has co-written something, so it has been something of a literary … Continue reading

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Getting the Most Out of Your Dough: a fun home-based activity

Looking for an old-fashioned activity to do with a child or grandchild over the holiday break that’s fun, cheap, and educational? Why not use a slow afternoon to combine a few chemistry experiments along with a bread-baking lesson? First, have … Continue reading

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Slave Cabins on Ossabaw Island

On my book research trip to Savannah in October, I spent a day on a magnificent barrier island called Ossabaw Island.  It is reachable only by boat and has a history that stretches back to when the Spaniards arrived, leaving … Continue reading

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What the *##@** is a Teaching Artist?

I’ve worked in the arts in education field most of my career, but it’s only been in the last 15 years or so that “what I do in the classroom” has been given an official and completely baffling moniker: teaching … Continue reading

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How to harvest compost worms

In a previous post, I showed a photo of the worm castings I harvested last Spring from my low tech Rubbermaid bin…a whole bucketful!  Today I harvested again, and here are some gooey wormy pictures to illustrate my old school technique. Step … Continue reading

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Colonial Burial Vaults

This past week I was in Savannah, Georgia to research a new middle-grade (or should I say “grave”) novel.  This is my first co-writing adventure, and my writing partner, Susan Montanari, and I had lots of fun learning about Colonial … Continue reading

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The rewards of worm composting

In this blog, I’ve talked before about the rewards of worm composting, but today I thought I’d post a few photos to illustrate my point. This is six months worth of worm castings harvested from my 18 gallon Rubbermaid worm … Continue reading

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A recap of my recent all-school residency

  Last Friday was the “culminating assembly share” for a rather remarkable all-school residency.  As a children’s book author, I do lots of school visits.  Usually, it’s a quick in and out, a one-day visit.  But this visit became a … Continue reading

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