About Carolyn the Librarian/Writer

Hi.

I am a freelance Librarian and Educational Writer; especially of Internet text books; magazine articles about nature; poems about nature and other subjects (including thoughts on the philosophy of Christianity); writings for children (in progress).

Some of my publications:

USING INTERNET PRIMARY SOURCES TO TEACH CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN THE SCIENCES for secondary and beginning college students is one of my published textbooks.

DISCOVERING NATURE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SELECTION GUIDE

DISCOVERING ENGLISH LITERATURE IN BITS AND BYTES: AN INTERNET APPROACH… is a manuscript in several volumes soon ready for publication, in 12 volumes, 4 for 3 series: British Literature, American Literature, English literature by genre, categories, and miscellaneous subjects. The series is especially for teachers teaching secondary school students and beginning college students; but with some parts of interest to middle grade students.

I am also a writer of poems (e.g., quips based on children’s sayings), novels, and nonfiction (e.g., biography) for children and young teens.  I have published with Highlights’ Puzzlemania. I have several manuscripts ready for publishers.

Poems I have written have been published and won awards. My poems have been published in MODERN HAIKU, DRAGONFLY, FROGPOND, plus WHITE SPIRE (a newsletter of a local Presbyterian church), and GEN (“Graduate English Newsletter” of St. John’s University of Queens NY).

A poem I wrote won first prize Space-Age category in a NEW YORK POETRY FORUM competition.

A short story I wrote for an official STAR TREK Anthology contest achieved second reading status.

I write articles for newsletters and magazines as well. “Nature Place Journal” and “Festival Newsletter for Teachers of English and Shakespeare” are two publications in which my articles are published.

I have written articles and book reviews for magazines including NEW LIBRARY SCENE, LIBRARY JOURNAL, CHRISTIAN LIBRARIAN, ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER, THE BOOKTALKER, WILSON LIBRARY BULLETIN, and more.

I have also written abstracts (i.e., analysis/reviews) of literary magazine articles, and these have been published in ABSTRACTS OF ENGLISH STUDIES.

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  1. WHAT I DO

    INTERNET TEXTBOOK AUTHOR
    AOL WRITERS’ GATHERING WORKSHOP HOST

    PUBLISHED WRITINGS

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    EDUCATIONAL WRITING
    DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE: AN INTERNET APPROACH (in progress)

    USING INTERNET PRIMARY SOURCES TO TEACH CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN THE SCIENCES

    DISCOVERING NATURE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SELECTION GUIDE

    CREATIVE WRITING
    articles for NATURE PLACE JOURNAL

    WRITINGS FOR CHILDREN, STUDENTS, AND FAMILIES
    “What’s In Your Local Library?” a puzzle in Highlights’ “Puzzlemania”
    “Shakespeare and STAR TREK” in newsletter for the Teaching of English
    “Step Into History and Touch the Future at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, NY” in Queens NY Parents Paper

    IN-PROGRESS WRITINGS
    NOVELS FOR MIDDLE GRADE READERS
    A BIOGRAPHY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
    BEGINNING READERS
    POEMS BY AND FOR CHILDREN
    RELIGIOUS POEMS (especially Christian)
    HAIKU
    MEDITATIVE POETRY

    OTHER WRITINGS in manuscript
    a STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES short story (advanced to second reading in an official STAR TREK short story contest)
    a STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION novel
    a STAR TREK: VOYAGER novel

    and more

  2. SOME FAVORITE QUOTATIONS

    “I cannot live without books” (Thomas Jefferson)

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    “Because that’s what Hermione does – when in doubt, go to the library” (J.K. Rowling?)

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    “Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” (Robert Frost)

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    “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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    “As you stand on the threshold of what is sometimes called real life, I want to extoll the crucial importance of imagination.” (J.K. Rowling)

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    “Look at the world through metaphor…” from “5 Tips On Writing A Poem” by Jane Yolan (see poem titled here at http://janeyolen.com/poetry)

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    “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” (Albert Einstein)

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    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” (Margaret Mead)

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