Celebrating reading at the 2014 San Antonio Book Festival

On Saturday, my kids and I had a great time at the San Antonio Book Festival at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. For our family, the highlight of festival was during the presentation by Joe Cepeda, a children’s book illustrator, when my… Continue Reading

[Interview] Joe Cepeda, iIllustrator of "Cub's Big World" and guest at the San Antonio Book Festival

Artist Joe Cepeda is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Cub’s Big World, and will be a guest at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5, 2014. From 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Cepeda will be in the Children’s Reading Tent on the… Continue Reading

Rocketship Education parent information session on March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Rocketship Education is hosting a parent information session on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Branch Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78224 (map). RSVP at www.rsed.org/texas. Rocketship Education is a network of public, open-enrollment charter schools… Continue Reading

Children's and young adult authors at the San Antonio Book Festival on April 5, 2014

The second annual San Antonio Book Festival, on April 5, 2014, will feature free activities and author showcases from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art. I am looking forward to bringing my kids for the fun… Continue Reading

[Alamo City Moms Blog] Briscoe Western Art Museum and Alien Worlds and Androids at the Witte Museum

This month, I have two new posts at Alamo City Moms Blog: reviews of the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the new Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit at the Witte Museum. “The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit”, Inga Cotton, Alamo City… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Create the school you want: Homeschooling

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Last night’s fortune cookie said, “Don’t pursue happiness—create it.” How timely. My friends and I are stressing out about charter school lotteries, as discussed in yesterday’s post. We are making backup plans and talking about… Continue Reading

Cash prizes for young fiction writers at San Antonio Book Festival

First of all: Grab your calendar, find April 5, 2014, and mark down the San Antonio Book Festival. It will be here before you know it. Next, ask yourself: Do I know any promising young writers who are currently in… Continue Reading

“Animal Amigos!” and “Black & Blanco” complete the ArteKids bilingual board book series

Last month, Trinity University Press released Animal Amigos! and Black & Blanco, the final installments of the five-book ArteKids series. These colorful, bilingual board books feature art from the San Antonio Museum of Art. I am looking forward to sharing the new books… Continue Reading

[Gallery] “Savage Gardens” exhibit at San Antonio Botanical Garden features carnivorous plants

Over the weekend, my kids and I got an early peek at a new exhibit, “Savage Gardens: The Real and Imaginary World of Carnivorous Plants”, opening soon at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Carnivorous plants make the most of their… Continue Reading