Tag Archives: children’s books

White Privilege and Diversity

White Privilege and Diversity by Rita Goldner During my recent weekend in Los Angeles for the LA Times  Festival of  Books, I had the opportunity to meet and talk at length with Valerie Foster, one of the eight other authors … Continue reading

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Picture Books: Integral to Children’s Learning

Picture Books: Integral to Children’s Learning by Rita Goldner As an illustrator and a former teacher, I’ve always felt that visual art is a crucial part of public education. However, when school budget committees debate its merits, especially during times … Continue reading

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Fun Facts

Fun Facts by Rita Goldner Social media marketers in general, and specifically book marketers, are often looking for obscure holidays they can commemorate with a tie-in to a current work. One you may have overlooked this past month was the … Continue reading

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Making Marks

Making Marks by Rita Goldner My illustration for today is a page from my work-in-progress coloring book Making Marks. It’s my interpretation of the cave paintings in Lascaux, France. These Paleolithic cave paintings, discovered in Lascaux in 1940, are thought … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Mammals

Dinosaurs and Mammals by Rita Goldner I’m writing/illustrating a new book, Making Marks on the World, with black and white drawings for the reader to color. The theme is time travel through history. The young protagonist zooms through a centuries-long … Continue reading

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Mad as a March Hare

Mad as a March Hare by Rita Goldner I relish my blog position, the first of every month, because it affords me the opportunity to research interesting traditions and tidbits of history or literature that celebrate the coming month. This … Continue reading

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Janus

Janus by Rita Goldner Since I’m assigned the New Year’s Day blog, I did some research on my fellow harbinger, the god Janus. For ancient Romans, he was the god of doorways or gates, so he was given the role … Continue reading

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