About Melissa Taylor
Hi, I’m Melissa Taylor, a mom of two girls ages 15 and 18. I’m also a former award-winning teacher with an M.A. in Education, a former literacy trainer with PEBC, a freelance education blogger/writer, a children’s book expert, a Pinterest expert with over 1.3 million followers, 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, and Parenting Magazine, and others.
In addition to loving children’s books, I love teaching children writing using children’s books as examples. My Learn to Write Using Children’s Books writing curriculum (for homeschool or small groups) just launched! Get the scoop here.
A big part of my story is that my girls and I had HUGE health issues for about 7 years — 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 because it’s not well known — and completely treatable.
Imagination Soup is a place where parents, librarians, and teachers can find great 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!
Email me: email@example.com.
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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
Cybils Panelist for Early Readers, 2014
Cybils Panelist for iPad Books, 2011
Cybils Panelist for Early Readers & Early Chapter Books, 2010
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