There’s been a bit of silence on the Starlighting blog lately. That’s because behind-the-scenes I’ve been tapping away on my keyboard to create the sequel to It’s OK Not to Share. A new book is being born!
This book – untitled for the moment, but maybe called It’s OK to go UP the Slide – includes three chapters that were cut from the first book because the book was too long. Those restored chapters include making mistakes and teasing/ mean words.
Up the Slide is about risk and independence. It’s about screens and young children, princess play, verbal aggression (“you can’t come to my birthday party”) and talking with children about tough topics like school shootings and more. This book is for parents and teachers of kids in preschool, but also a little older, venturing into the elementary school years. It targets ages 3-10.
With elementary school comes new issues. Kindergarten, and options for alternate kindergarten. Increasing homework for young kids. Dwindling recess. It’s OK II addresses these topics head on and helps sort out what’s developmentally appropriate for elementary-aged kids and what’s not. Come join me for a renegade look at homework, video games, stories with sad endings, talking to strangers and more.
The book is with the editor now and will be available in Fall 2015.
Meanwhile, what’s your input on the title?
- It’s OK to go UP the Slide: more renegade rules to protect children’s rights to risk and recess
- It’s OK to go UP the Slide: more renegade rules for the digital age
- Renegade Rules: the Sequel
- your ideas
What title do you like? What are you hoping to see in this next book? Revisions are still going on for a few weeks, and your input is welcome.