The Four Kingdoms by Faustin Herroch

The Four Kingdoms by Faustin Herroch

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2019 finalist, Faustin Harroch! Faustin finished 4th grade this past school year. The story he submitted is called “The Four Kingdoms”  Prologue Once upon a time there was a boy named Jack who lived with his Mom and Dad in...
I Double Dare You to Write a Fantasy this Summer

I Double Dare You to Write a Fantasy this Summer

If you stepped into your back yard today and found a tumbling, shimmering magic portal, would you dive through? Or might you first load up a backpack or recruit a friend to come along? What you’d choose would tell me a lot about you … and the same is true for...
Why is Summer Writing Important?

Why is Summer Writing Important?

Why is Summer Writing Important? Just like summer reading, summer writing is a valuable gift you can give your child in the months when they are away from school. From an academic point of view, writing over the summer prevents summer “slide,” where youth lose some of...
May Ink Splat with Kheryn Callender

May Ink Splat with Kheryn Callender

This month, we talk to author Kheryn Callender about their novel, Hurricane Child. They talk to us about the importance of intersectional representation. Want to catch up? Check out last month’s Ink Splat here. Writing Challenge This month, Kheryn Callender has...
Ink Splat Challenge: Another Point of View

Ink Splat Challenge: Another Point of View

Today’s writing challenge response comes from Arush Sharma.  Arush took the challenge from our November 2018 Ink Splat. The challenge said: Sometimes I will write an existing scene from the point of view of another character. Because the Smith School books are in...

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