Quote of the Week by Irene Latham and also “Youth Tube”

I found this week’s quote on Renee LaTulippe’s blog “No Water River.” Ms. La Tulippe has the most awesome blog on picture books and poetry. I really like her features where she has poets reading their poems on video! I saw this quote in an interview with poet and novelist Irene Latham and I thought it was perfect! To see the complete interview and see Ms. Latham tell her poem “Dolphin Learns to Spin” please click HERE.

“Go out and make your own mistakes. Learn. Live a life worth writing about.”

– Irene Latham 

 To learn more about Ms. Latham and her books please visit her website HERE. Ms. Latham is also having a Goodreads give away for her MG book (that I really want to read) “Don’t feed the Boy.” Click HERE to go to the Goodreads giveaway!

Don't Feed the Boy

If you have a great quote about books or reading for my quote of the week please email it to me at Erik@thiskidreviewsbooks.com !

I also wanted to tell you about a website Patricia Tilton of the “Children’s Books Heal” blog told me about – “Youth Tube!” Youth Tube was created by Niamh Clune of the “On The Plumb Tree” blog.


Here’s what it says about the site on The Plumb Tree Blog – The new Youth Tube site is launched on The plum Tree. We hope to encourage early literacy and children’s creativity”

Right now they are asking for children 12 and under to send art projects in titled “self.” My sister and I are making drawings to send in and I think this is a great way for kids to show and be proud of their work. So all you Creative Kids can also send your work in to be featured on “Youth Tube“!

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22 replies

  1. Youth Tube sounds fantastic, Erik. Showcasing early talent.

  2. Loved this quote Erik. I also read it on Renee’s blog. Youth Tube sounds really great and after having looked at it I am sending the link to my brother and hoping my younger nephews (his sons) will have a go and submit some artwork. Thankyou for letting me know about this.

  3. Thank You for your promotion. I think this is great that you link to other sites and develop this network.

  4. Eric, thank you so much for telling us about Youth Tube! I’m going to tell my nieces about it. One of them is your age and loves to draw.

    I love Irene’s quote too!

  5. So happy you have promoted this to your friends. It really is a wonderful opportunity for kids to showcase their talents! Enjoyed the quote and Irene’s quote.

  6. Great quote! Thanks for promoting Youth Tube as well. Have agreat Sunday!

  7. I like that! And I love that you feature so many great sites.

  8. You’ve become a great promoter, Erik. Another good job. 🙂

  9. I haven’t heard of YouthTube – thanks for spreading the word! And great quote 🙂

  10. Youth Tube looks really interesting. I will have to check in every now and then and see how it’s coming along. I loved the quote, too, Erik!

  11. Youth Tube looks really great. I haven’t tried it yet, but thanks for introducing me to this site. I could probably share that as well with my own teacher-students. The project called ‘self’ looks really wonderful, and I’m glad that you’re actively participating in this along with your sister. It would be good to see how it would all turn out. 🙂

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