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"What's Your Story, 
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater?"

"How I Became a Writer 
and Other Tidbits" 

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR, POET, & WRITING TEACHER
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NPR Commentaries for WBFO
Music Lessons - July 13, 2005
The Cake - August 30, 2005
Baby Names - November 15, 2005
What Can I Do? - May 15, 2007
Once a Squirrel, Always a Squirrel - August 21, 2007
Chickens Are New Labrador Retrievers - October 18, 2007
A Very Special Teacher - February 19, 2008
Getting Real - February 3, 2009
Learning Lessons of Love and Strength - March 17, 2009
Food Secrets - August 24, 2009
Welcoming Winter - October 27, 2009
A Week of Lice - February 9, 2010
Country Cats - April 27, 2010

Articles in EDIBLE BUFFALO
“Pressing Through Autumn: Apple Adventures” - Fall 2010
“Apple Pockets” (Poem) - Fall 2010
“Caring for Animals 'Round the Farm” - Winter 2010
“And So We Sow: Planting Outside in Cold Weather” - Spring 2012

Columns in THE BUFFALO NEWS
“Teachers Need to Realize Learning is a Prize in Itself” - October 13, 2003
“Earring is a Souvenir to Remind me of 13” - February 22, 2012
“Unseen Crafters Play Big Role in Many Lives” - July 28, 2013
“Test Boycotters are the New Revolutionaries” - April 12, 2014
“5th Grade Student Becomes the Teacher” - August 31, 2014
"Dollhouse has Become a Permanent Fixture" - January 11, 2015

Articles about Writing(Various Blogs)
“Poetry & Structure” - Two Writing Teachers - June 25, 2010
“8 Ways to Revise Poetry” - Author Amok - April 30, 2012
“Inviting Hummingbirds” - Kate Messner's Blog - August 1, 2012
“Thank a Stranger” - Kate Messner's Blog for Teachers Write! - July 9, 2013


Other
Contributor to "Introducing Students to NCTE's Notable Poetry Titles" - School Library Journal - April 1, 2013
“How to Be My Favorite Book” in THE JOURNAL OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE - Spring 2015
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