Monthly Archives: January 2008

a 14-year-old boy helps bring a library to his town

I love reading inspiring stories, especially related to books and reading. And this story is inspiring. 10-year-old R. J. Bolian wanted a library for his small town in New Hampshire–and so he helped this dream to become a reality by … Continue reading

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enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 new YA fiction books

If you love reading YA fiction, you’ll probably want to enter the contest over at 100 Scope Notes; there are three different books you can win, and all of them ARCs, which means they’re super-new: “Getting It” By Alex Sanchez; … Continue reading

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review of picture book Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep written by Gabriela Keselman, illustrated by Noemi Villamuza

I like to review older books, as well as books just off the press. I think there are some beautiful books that shouldn’t be missed–and this is one of them. Marc Just Couldn’t Sleep by Gabriela Keselman, illustrated by Noemi … Continue reading

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The Donnell Library is going to be demolished–and the New York Public Library’s Central Children’s Room resides within

The Donnell Library is going to be demolished in May–and New York Public Library’s Central Children’s Room is housed inside. The Central Children’s Room is so important. It’s not just a central location in the New York Public Library system … Continue reading

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interview with Jeremy Tankard, author and illustrator of Grumpy Bird

Interviewed by Cheryl Rainfield Grumpy Bird written and illustrated by Jeremy Tankard Publisher: Scholastic Press Pub Date: April 2007 ISBN 10: 0439851475, ISBN-13: 978-0439851473 Synopsis: Bird wakes up feeling grumpy–so grumpy he doesn’t want to eat, play, or even fly. … Continue reading

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contest to win six new teen fiction books

Love reading? Love teen fiction? Then you’ll want to check out this contest that offers you the chance of winning 6 different books that will be published this year–brand new, hot off the press! The books are: Liz Gallagher – … Continue reading

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Children’s illustrator donating some previously published artwork to print and color website

Children’s illustrator Paula Nizamas is donating the illustrations from two previously published books to Books2Color.com (a non-profit activity-page website) for children to print out and color. The first picture book, “My Little Diary,” will be turned into a printable e-book … Continue reading

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celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 27

January 27 is Family Literacy Day, at least in Canada. Various events are being held to celebrate, often at libraries, but also community centers, including story times, pajama parties, and more. You can check out the various events in Canada … Continue reading

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mini typewriter jewelry – a neat writer’s gift and fun to look at

I love this miniature typewriter with the beginning of the novel Paul Clifford, now famous for that line. To me, this is both the perfect gift for a writer, and book/writing art. AND it’s jewelry, too–a pin/broach. And the price … Continue reading

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Spiderwick books appearing in cereal boxes

Spiderwick Chronicles books will appear in specially marked boxes of Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisps and Honey Nut Cheerios in the US, from January 1 to March 1. Three different collectible books based on the second title … Continue reading

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