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Considerations by Carmela Dutra

What is Inktober

By Carmela Dutra  /  October 4, 2018
If you have been online in last couple of days you may have noticed a number of drawings with a...
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Why you should take a break from social media

By Carmela Dutra  /  September 20, 2018
Think of a moment today when you didn’t have your phone, or maybe a moment in which your phone wasn’t...
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Fun, New Ways to Celebrate Book Lovers Day!

By Carmela Dutra  /  August 7, 2018
Readers rejoice—Book Lovers Day (August 9th) is here, encouraging you to kick back and relax with a great book. From...
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Summer Road trip: Family Friendly things to do in the San Jose Bay Area

By Carmela Dutra  /  August 1, 2018
Summer is the perfect time to hit the open road: School’s out, the weather’s warm, and the possibilities are endless....
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STEM & STEAM Education. The new way of learning. Are you ready?

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 19, 2018
I was at Target the other day and noticed that back to school shopping is already upon us! Umm, can...
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How to write a children’s book

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 21, 2018
In the first blog of my two-part blog series, I addressed the question of why I write children’s literature. You...
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Why Do You Write Children’s Books?

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 14, 2018
“What do you do for a living?”  For me, this is an awkward question to answer. Why? It shouldn’t be....
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The story that started it all, Lorenzo the Bear, where is he now?

By Carmela Dutra  /  May 30, 2018
The date was May 14th, 2010. What seemed like a simple idea, developed into something grander than I ever could...
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Author Workshops and Visits, what’s it all about?

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 19, 2018
Since the end of February start of March, I have been keeping pretty busy with school events. First, was Read...
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The Power of Humility

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 11, 2018
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ~ Confucius Many of us come from humble beginnings. We make something...
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The Secret Language of Music

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 28, 2018
Can you feel it? The heavy base. Can you hear the soft vocals? Can you visualize the cool ivory keys...
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Thank You!

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 22, 2018
Hi everyone, I want to thank all of you for joining me each as I share my random thoughts you....
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How to inspire creativity in children

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 8, 2018
Being a mother is the highlight of my life. I’m always thinking of ways to help my little guy, for...
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What’s the deal with Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day?

By Carmela Dutra  /  February 21, 2018
Have you made a recent trip to Target or Walmart and noticed there are a number of Dr. Seuss related...
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Book Giving Day. What is it? How do you participate in it?

By Carmela Dutra  /  February 15, 2018
February is the month for lovers, or so they say. I certainly do love my ability to collected discounted holiday chocolates! Valentine's Day,...
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Get your kids learning STEM from an early age with these easy tips!

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 31, 2018
Did you know that there are easy ways to start introducing your little one to STEM even from an early...
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Behind the scenes of a podcast with Sarah Meckler-Tate

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 18, 2018
I'm sure all of us have either listened to a podcast or at least know of them. In case you...
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Make Reading Come Alive

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 10, 2018
When you think of reading what comes to your mind? Do you get excited about a new book? Do you...
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Looking Back at 2017

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 4, 2018
Before we get too far into 2018, why not savor our milestone events and take a look back at 2017....
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Tidbits of History: Guest blog by C.M. Huddleston 

By Carmela Dutra  /  December 14, 2017
Can you believe we only have a few short weeks left before we enter into 2018! There are times I...
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