Author Archives: Melleny Thomasson

I Like Weird Books and I Cannot Lie

by Melleny T. I can’t say that I’m a fan of needlessly long books, but I do gravitate toward the weird ones. By weird, I mean the books that stretch the common definitions of novel, plot, and even character, and showcase the author’s creativity and meticulous attention to detail. If a book has a gimmick, […]

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Rainbow Kids: Picture Books for Pride Month

by Melleny T. As you may know, June is Pride Month (or Gay Pride Month, or LGBTQ Pride Month, or whatever you choose to call it). It’s a time to remember that love is love, your identity is your own, and the world is full of a wide range of beautiful colors. It’s also the […]

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Don’t Throw That Away!

by Melleny T. I love Earth Day, don’t you? I love that for almost 50 years we’ve set aside a day to remind us to care for this planet. I love that it happens in the spring (the best season), when the planet feels so full of hope and growth and possibility. I also love that […]

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Flying High: Fearless Female Aviators

by Melleny T. When I was in the seventh grade, I chose to be Amelia Earhart for Night of the Notables. Earhart’s entire story fascinated me – her courage, the obstacles she encountered, and the mystery surrounding her disappearance. I may or may not have worn that aviator cap more often than was strictly necessary. Even […]

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Unexpected DIY

by Melleny T. I grew up in an extremely crafty family. My great grandma was the boss of crocheting dresses for dish soap bottles, and my mom went through a phase when she thought everything was better with a bird on it (preferably a chicken). If you want to learn these types of traditional crafts, Sno-Isle […]

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