Monthly Archives: September 2007

Roald Dahl is loved by young adults in the UK

I’ve loved Roald Dahl’s work ever since I was a child and read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I identified with Charlie so much–AND I wanted to experience his magical adventures, taste all the wonderful sweets. Next, of course, came … Continue reading

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photos of children’s and teen writers’ offices

Jacqueline Wilson’s writing room   Over at Guardian, jumbled in with all the other writers, there are three children’s/teen fiction writers who have photos of their offices posted, as well as some dialog from them about their offices. The children’s … Continue reading

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writing toward a deadline and writing longhand

I may not have mentioned it yet (shy clearing of throat) but I received some interest on my current YA paranormal manuscript. Interest in the form of a revision letter. Two, actually. So I am frantically rewriting and editing away … Continue reading

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Book Meme from Kimbooktu

I saw this meme that Kim created over at Kimbooktu, and I wanted to join in. 1. Hardcover or paperback, and why? Paperback. Always. At least if it’s a YA book. They’re more portable, easier to stuff in my bag … Continue reading

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children’s book reviews and discussion podcasts

I think I have blog gremlins. This is the second post that disappeared from my blog all by itself. I’m reposting it because I think the podcasts are great resources. Apologies to everyone who’s already read it! There are some … Continue reading

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computer word games – fun, relaxation, and stimulate your mind

This post disappeared all by itself off my blog, so I’m reposting it. Apologies to anyone who’s already read it! We all need to have fun and relax. Books are my favorite way to do that, but I also really … Continue reading

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Children’s and Teen Authors’ Name Pronounciation

TeachingBooks.net has a wonderful children’s and teen Author Pronunciation Guide, where you can click on an author’s name and hear them pronounce their name themselves, along with a short little dialog about their name. If you’re ever discussing children’s authors, … Continue reading

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Lara M. Zeises’/Lola Douglas’ YA book being made into a TV movie

Lara M. Zeises, author of Contents Under Pressure, Anyone but You, and Bringing up the Bones, is having one of her YA books being made into a movie. Lara Zeises also writes under the pen name Lola Douglas, and as … Continue reading

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Interview with Adam Rex, author and illustrator of Pssst!

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield. Pssst! written and illustrated by Adam Rex Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Pub date: September 2007 ISBN-10: 0152058176 ISBN-13: 978-0152058173 Synopsis: A child, a visit to the zoo, animals–sounds like good, simple all-American fun. But there‚Äôs something … Continue reading

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bookshelf closet can create a secret room

Ever since I read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Castle in the Attic; The Secret Garden; Mandy ; and so many other wonderful children’s books, in some corner of my heart I’ve longed for a secret room … Continue reading

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