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I’m Julie, mom of three, former educator and administrator, and aspiring picture book author. Thanks for stopping by!

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Big Picture 7: Community

Wow! It’s been a loooong time since I posted, but this summer kept me super busy with travel, family and friends. I hope you also enjoyed your time these last few months, whether it be summer or winter where you are. But now that the children are back in school, and there is some semblance… Continue reading Big Picture 7: Community

Big Picture 6: Persistence

May is Asian/Pacific Heritage Month and I am celebrating with a post about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American female pilot in the U.S. military. Hazel Ying Lee joined the military in 1943, when the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) program was created in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, I had… Continue reading Big Picture 6: Persistence

Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions, Part 2

As promised, here is part 2 of The Pet Project. If you’re looking for some resources for writing poetry for ELLs, check out this post from ¡Colorín colorado! Standards CCSS SL.2.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. CCSS SL.2.2 Recount or describe… Continue reading Big Picture 5: Informed Decisions, Part 2

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About Me

Hi, I’m Julie. After leaving my job as a teacher and administrator in 2018, I dove headfirst into the world of picture book writing. When I unexpectedly reentered teaching in 2021, I created this site as a way to connect my work experience with my love for picture books. Read more

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