Melissa Taylor​

Mom, Teacher, Blogger, and Writer

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Melissa Taylor​

Mom, Teacher, Blogger, and Writer

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Melissa Taylor​

Mom, Teacher, Blogger, and Writer
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Hi, I’m Melissa Taylor, a mom of two teenage girls. I’m also a a freelance education blogger/writer, a children’s book expert, a former award-winning teacher with an M.A. in Education, a former literacy trainer, and a passionate advocate for literacy, representation in children’s literature, and high-quality education.

I freelance write for various clients such as Random House, Adobe Education, eBay, ALEX Toys, Imagine Toys, Scholastic Parent and Child, Babble, Sylvan Learning, Parenting Magazine, and others.

In addition to loving children’s books, I love teaching children writing using children’s books as examples. My Teach Writing Using Children’s Books writing curriculum for homeschool or small groups can help you incorporate high-quality children’s literature into your writing instruction.

A big part of my story is that my girls and I had HUGE health issues for the last decade — all different symptoms but with one root cause. Read our poisoned mold story here. I share this mostly to spread the word about this toxin that destroys health in about 20% of people. It’s not well known but it’s treatable. (Eventually.) 

Also, if you’re wondering how I went from teacher to writer, I share a bit about my process here and here.

Imagination Soup is a place where parents, librarians, and teachers can find great children’s books as well as educational learning ideas, resources, and community. My goal is to make your life easier. Let me know how else I can help!

If you’re ready to start exploring Imagination Soup, Start Here.

Awards and Achievements

  • PBS Kids VIP Blogger 2012 – 2014
  • Circle of Moms Top 25 Teacher Blogs
  • Mom Congress, Colorado Delegate, Parenting Magazine
  • Advisory Committee Member, Colorado State Early Childhood Education standards, 2011
  • Scholastic Parent and Child Best Book and Reading Blog, 2010
  • Outstanding Teacher, Douglas County School District, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Book Editor-at-Large, Colorado Parent Magazine 2010-2012 

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