September News


Happy fall!

I’m delighted to have more good magazine news to report this month. Highlights High Five accepted a poem! It’s called Bandages!


My piece Time for Sleep is in the October Bedtime issue of Highlights Hello. It’s my first published piece for the magazine. The beautiful illustrations were created by Anne Passchier.

Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving made it into the final round of the Kids’ Book Choice Awards. You can vote by clicking here. Thanks for voting! You can purchase Hop to It by clicking here. You can learn more about Pomelo Books and their awesome poetry anthologies by clicking here.

Fall Writing Frenzy contest is almost here! It’s hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis. All the details are here on Lydia’s website. It’s always a lot of fun to read everyone’s entries. I’m looking forward to it.

We read some wonderful picture books in the last month. Here are a few of our favorites.

I read these delightful books to my students when I taught second grade, so it was a treat to share them with my children.
My daughter loves PORCUPINE’S PIE, so I knew she’d love this story, too, and she does!
So relatable and cute!
The conflict between pirate and prince is compelling. My little ones asked for multiple rereadings.

In family news, my son had a milestone this month. He lost his first two teeth. And the tooth fairy came! I decided to write the dates of lost teeth on the inside cover of this book as a keepsake. The cute little tooth pillow is from Target.

How’s your fall going so far? Thanks for reading!

Published by Sarah Meade

Children's Writer

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  1. Congratulations, Sarah! Another productive month for your writing. I look forward to reading these posts each month. I just voted! I read Squirrel’s Sweater this week and I was going to recommend it to you since it reminded me of your stories. Here’s to October! Happy Autumn!

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  2. SQUIRREL’S SWEATER looks so cute! I love Laura Renauld’s stories. I’ll need to check her book out. Congrats on your first publication in Highlights! What an exciting accomplishment! And congrats to Miles on his teeth milestone! I love the idea of writing the dates down in a tooth fairy book. I might have to steal that idea! 😉

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  3. Congratulations again, Sarah! This is such a lovely newsletter. I love seeing the books your kids enjoy and what is new with them. The are so cute! Good luck with the Fall Writing Frenzy! I look forward to reading your entry.

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  4. Congratulations, Sarah! Your Highlights Hello story is adorable! How to Make an Apple Pie is also a favorite! And tis the season, isn’t it! Happy fall!

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