Fight the bad guys with books

April 5, 2022

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Heya <<First Name>>,

You know that saying, “To a man with only a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”? 

Well, for me it’s, “To a man with only books, every problem looks like a lack of reading.”*


Anyway … I was listening to Timothy Snyder’s book “On Tyranny” last week and I came across this quote: 

“Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. Think up your own way of speaking, even if only to convey that thing you think everyone is saying. Make an effort to separate yourself from the internet. Read books.” 

“Whoa,” I thought. “Reading with kids can solve EVERYTHING.”

It fosters a love of reading. … Which helps us develop our critical thinking. … Which helps us fight tyrants. 


Happy reading,

… who believe that reading with kids can change the world for the better. 

*Apparently, I’ve got a bad case of whatever this condition is. I had a dream a couple nights ago where I was throwing books at a gang of bad guys who were chasing me.

In our current story … Whooshes can be shy

Illustration by Dzana Serdarevic.

If you lose something like a book or a ball, it’s pretty easy to find it again. But what happens when you lose the thing that makes you YOU?

Well, if you’re a girl like Winnie Wisp — someone who likes doing things a bit differently — you set out on a journey to find it again.

Even if it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do.

Part 1: What IS a whoosh?
Part 2: Whooshes can be shy

New: A girl with brains

Scarlet Bone is a zombie girl who’s about to have the most unforgettable unearthday ever.

It’s a day where she’ll gain friends, make enemies, meet a wolf, and take a journey to her grandma’s house for an encounter with something really scary: growing up.

Buy “Scar and the Wolf” >
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