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I am Dr. Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, an Emeritus Professor from Sac State and an author of textbooks and children’s books (PB & MG). I started out with humble beginnings, being raised in poverty by a single parent mom in a rural village in Illinois. I was educated at the University of Redlands with a Double BA in Psychology and Music, where I graduated Cum Laude. Then I continued my education at Stanford University GSE, where I obtained a PhD in Child and Adolescent Development. After 30 years in the field, 28 years as a Professor, I am retired and focused on helping others with my writing. This monthly blog is one way that I am helping. I hope it is informative and helpful to those who read it.

Blog On Hiatus

Posted March 5th, 2022

Hi everyone! The blog will be on “hiatus” for a little while. In the meantime, please visit my archives for some very informative reading.

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Blog On Hiatus
Posted March 5th, 2022

Archives

Representation in Children’s Literature: An Interview with Dr. JaNay Brown Wood
Posted February 11th, 2022
Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen ‐ Thoughts on Children’s Trauma and Children’s Literature
Posted January 17th, 2022
The Importance of Reading for Pleasure
Posted December 14th, 2021
How Books Can Help Children Process Trauma: An Interview with Veronika Kolesnikov
Posted November 17th, 2021
Social Competence, Communication, and Theatre Participation
Posted October 20th, 2021
Using Books to Teach Children to Respect Nature, an Interview with Sylvia Liu
Posted September 2nd, 2021
Children’s Books Teach Social Skills
Posted August 18th, 2021
Some Tips for Promoting Pre‐writing Literacy
Posted July 19th, 2021
Reading to Young Children, Attachment Security, and Thinking (Cognitive Executive Functions)
Posted June 15th, 2021
Intuitive Community Cultural Wealth in Children’s Books
Posted May 13th, 2021
The Value of Poetry
Posted April 12th, 2021
Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen ‐ Thoughts on Children’s Trauma and Children’s Literature
Posted March 15th, 2021
KP Carter, The Literacy Whisperer
Posted February 15th, 2021
Representation in Children’s Literature: An Interview with Dr. JaNay Brown Wood
Posted January 13th, 2021
The Importance of Reading for Pleasure
Posted December 12th, 2020
Communicating Across Cultures: The Importance of Books
Posted November 17th, 2020
Interview with World Renown Reading & Writing Literacy Specialist Dr. Theresa Roberts
Posted October 8th, 2020
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the Importance of Reading and Writing
Posted September 9th, 2020