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Carrie Charley Brown
ReFoReMo Founder, Children's Writer, K/1 Teacher
ReFoReMo Founder, Children's Writer, K/1 Teacher

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ReFoReMo Reviews- Maria Gianferrari, plus Giveaway!
By Carrie Charley Brown Maria Gianferrari is really on a roll. Since July 2015, she has released four picture books, with today marking the release of her fourth. She's expecting multiple book babies from Little Bee, Boyds Mills Press, and Roaring Brook Pre...

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Happy 4th of July!
by Kirsti Call Happy summer to our entire ReFoReMo family! Now that summer is in full swing, it's time to think about books for the fall! The Teacher's Pet , by Anica Mrose Rissi, and Zachariah Ohora and Fall is for School by Robert Neubecker are both incre...

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Revealing ReFoReMo with Jilanne Hoffmann
The Picture Book Marathon by Jilanne Hoffmann When I first started writing picture books, I thought I had
put in my 10,000 hours. Little did I know that an MFA in Creative Writing for
adults and being a published journalist for 20+ years would take me only ...

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Author Denise Vega Talks Mentor Texts
Author Denise Vega has been inspiring children's writers for many years through her blog and as a previous regional advisor for her SCBWI chapter in Colorado. I was blown away by her knowledge and experience prior to and when she spoke at my SCBWI chapter l...

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Revealing ReFoReMo: Redux- Looking Back to Move Forward
By Kathy Halsey This was my
third year of meeting the ReFoReMo challenge, one that has changed for me every
year. My debut year, I fretted about filling out forms and doing the
challenge “correctly.” Last year I studied nonfiction texts and researched

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Mentor Text Author Study: Kim Norman
By Keila Dawson Kim Norman is a word wizard. She masters word
play whether writing in rhyming verse or prose. Her  writing is lyrical and her word combinations mimic musical sounds.  Before she
became an author, Kim was a graphic artist. She is also a thesp...

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ReFoReMo Prize Housekeeping
It has come to our attention that the ReFoReMo Prize Announcement Post did not deliver via our email notification system. We sincerely apologize. You will find the prize post HERE . It features something for everyone! We hope you'll give it a read and show ...

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ReFoReMo 2017 Bonus Winners & Call for Submissions
After the challenge is over each year, we delight in hearing how ReFoReMo has helped you grow as writers, illustrators, and educators.  Words like these inspire us to keep going: Kristen Browing says: "I have loved studying the
language in the mentor texts....

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ReFoReMo Day 28: Thank You
by Carrie Charley Brown and Kirsti Call You are part of the ReFoReMo family now. Let’s have a HUGE group hug! Time for a curtain call… a bittersweet celebration of everyone that contributed to this great challenge. We can’t imagine what ReFoReMo would be li...
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