Monthly Archives: January 2009

Book saves child from fire

A young child who read Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, a children’s fire safety book, managed to save herself from a fire by crawling along the floor to escape the smoke, just as she’d learned from the book and the … Continue reading

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editing my manuscript

Yesterday I did almost half of the editing on the edited manuscript I got back from my editor/publisher. Today, it’s going much, much more slowly. I keep distracting, looking over at my computer screen, getting up to see to my … Continue reading

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Coraline coming to the big screen Feb

If you like reading the book before the movie comes out, you still have time to read Coraline by Neil Gaiman. The movie debuts Feb 6, and is a stop-motion film created using puppets. The film and the book are … Continue reading

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I just signed the contract for my first YA book!

I just signed the contract for my first YA book! Finally, finally signed it. So now I get to tell you more. 🙂 I’ve already written the manuscript and did one edit, and attended 3 meetings with the publisher and … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear

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Laurie Halse Anderson’s Chains won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award

Laurie Halse Anderson won the 2009 Scott O’Dell Award for her YA book Chains (Simon & Schuster, October 2008). The award, which was established by Scott O’Dell (author of Island of the Blue Dolphins, among other books), is given annually … Continue reading

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James Patterson encourages parents to get kids reading

Author James Patterson and librarian expert Judy Freeman list their favorite children’s books on on ReadKiddoRead.com. The site encourages parents to get their kids to read–and may be a good starting point for some parents or teachers who don’t know … Continue reading

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free ebook – Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan (until Jan 15)

Do you want to know more about how to save your money? Download Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Soundfrom Oprah’s website. This free ebook offer is only good until noon January 15th, so if you … Continue reading

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Fiction Reading on the Rise

According to the NY Times, fiction reading is on the rise in adults, especially among people ages 18-24. Mr. Dana Gioia from the National Endowment for the Arts thinks that the increase in fiction reading is due to community-based programs … Continue reading

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Hotel loans out Kindles for free to guests

New York’s Algonquin Hotel loans out Kindles for free to their guests, pre-loaded with a book of their guest’s choice. The Kindles also come loaded with best sellers and modern classics, giving readers a great choice. Now that’s a hotel … Continue reading

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