A full-time dreamer, a world-traveling grandma, a children's book author, and a free-spirited artist - meet Kim Marie, one of the Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest judges!
When Kim's son was three years old, she looked for a book that would help him learn the sounds of the letters - and especially one that has a complete story, from beginning, middle, and end. She was never able to find one. Then, when her daughter was the same age and she still couldn't find the right book, Kim decided to write it! Thus, her book, A to Z Animal Picnic was born.
Kim says that she is honored to be a Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest judge. "I’m looking forward to reading the contest submissions," says Kim. "I wish the best to all of the contestants!"
The NEXT Taradiddle Youth Writing Contest will begin in March 2023. Clues about the next mystery animal will start arriving on Thursdays beginning in January. If participating - please keep an eye on your email inbox!
Budding writers 18 years and younger can join by signing up here . There are no fees to enter, and always a fun animal story to write!
Special thanks to Festival Foods for their support of the Book Buddies Reading Program. Thank you for your help in spreading the joy of reading!
Book Buddies Reading Programs take place every second Saturday 9:30-11:25 am at City Dog Vet Clinic, 1004 East Washington Ave. and every second Wednesday 5-7 pm for Valor residents only. Sign a child up for the City Dog Vet location here ; sign a child up for the Valor location by emailing [email protected] or text (608) 886-8849.
By supporting Guardian Whiskers' youth literacy programs, you will help young people develop important life skills for tomorrow.
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