Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rock n’ Read – promoting authors, musicians, and teen reading

Two new YA authors (Stephanie Kuehnert and Alexa Young) have come up with a fantastic book promotion idea that will not only help promote their own books, but also other authors’, while promoting reading for teens AND raising money for … Continue reading

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Lauren Child’s Green Drops and Moonsquirters exhibition

If you live in Manchester, UK, you can drop by the Manchester Art Gallery and visit picture book illustrator and writer Lauren Child’s interactive exhibition: “Green Drops and Moonsquirters: The Utterly Imaginative World of Lauren Child.” (I just love that … Continue reading

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Reader Poll by Random House & Zogby

A reader poll conducted by Random House & Zogby came up with some interesting results. Though some people cry that ebooks are going to take over, at the moment, 82% of readers said they prefer to curl up with a … Continue reading

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Mother upset over mouse-themed stories for children.

If you need a laugh, head on over to Library Voice, where today’s post is about an angry parent upset over all the children’s books featuring mice. The mother is irate because she says that mice are disease carriers. She … Continue reading

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Fun, creative way to get your child interested in a book

Does your child reject your book recommendations? Or not have much interest in reading? Julie Schoerke, a publicist for books, including teen fiction, has an absolutely wonderful, creative way that she gets her daughter into books. Julie’s daughter loves to … Continue reading

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review of picture book Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton HarperCollins (July 2008) ISBN: 9780060831547 Ages: 3-7 (and up) My rating: 5 out of 5 stars “I don’t have any clean socks, Mom. Maybe I should go to school tomorrow instead?” said Splat. “You … Continue reading

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Children’s Librarian left $1 million to library and schools

Carol Sue Snowden was a children’s librarian at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio for 30 years. Incredibly, Snowden left more than $1 million to the library branch and seven local schools when she died of … Continue reading

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YA author Laurie Halse Anderson will chat live at ReaderGirlz MySpace this Thursday

This Thursday (June 19th), Laurie Halse Anderson will be chatting live on the MySpace readergirlz forum. So if you like her books, you’ll want to join in. The chat starts at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST, and will last for … Continue reading

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more gifts for readers and writers

Gifts for book lovers and writers are fun to look at all year round. So I’ve compiled some more. If you like Dr. Seuss books, then this site has a ton of great Dr. Seuss products. Like this Cat In … Continue reading

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review of YA fiction Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly

Breakfast at Sadie’s by Lee Weatherly Laurel Leaf/Random House (April 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0-440-24069-3 My rating: 5 out of 5 stars “It’s just not good enough, Sadie; you need to apply yourself more.” Mum frowned as she worked our industrial iron, … Continue reading

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