Monthly Archives: October 2008

Free novel (ebook format) by MJ Rose for the next 10 days

If you like thrillers, historical fiction, and romance, you might want to download MJ Rose’s book The Reincarnationist, which is available for free for the next ten days as an ebook. It’s available in Adobe PDF, Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader Version, … Continue reading

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Rosenberg Library needs your help

One of the places in Galveston that was badly flooded by Hurricane Ike was Rosenberg Library. It’s near downtown, where 10 to 12 feet of sea water came in from Galveston Bay, and all that water completely wiped out everything … Continue reading

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Win a day with children’s author Robert Munsch

Canadian families have a chance to win a day with picture book author Robert Munsch on family Literacy Day, Jan. 17, through the Munsch at Home contest run by ABC Canada Literacy Foundation. The family with the most creative Family … Continue reading

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Receive free daily creativity and writing tips through Twitter

Are you a writer on Twitter? You might be interested in receiving some free daily creativity and writing tips from Julie Isaac, creativity coach and author of the upcoming book “Unleash Your Writing Genius.” The tips have a healing feeling … Continue reading

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Reading to active babies who don’t want to sit still

Do you have an active baby that doesn’t want to sit still while you read to them? This short article has some suggestions on how to help get your baby interested. I think one of the most important things in … Continue reading

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Even the great Maurice Sendak feels insecure about his work

Many writers and artist I know, myself included, often feel vulnerable or insecure about their work. It’s something that we can put our souls and so many years of work into, and that other people can and do judge. I … Continue reading

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Gift for a true book lover – book of photos of people reading

On Reading features 68 photos that photographer André Kertész took of people reading–reading alone or in a crowd, at home or on the street. The photos were taken between 1920 and 1970 in Hungary, France and America. This seems like … Continue reading

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A Feast For Your Eyes – Most Interesting Bookstores

Here’s a feast for booklovers’ eyes–a collection of photographs of some of the most interesting bookstores around the world. One bookstore is located in a church. Another bookstore. Some are ornate. Some are modern. Most are just really interesting to … Continue reading

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review of picture book The Day Leo Said I Hate You!

Emotions are strong things, and they can be hard for adults to sort out, never mind kids. So tools that we can give kids to manage their emotions and to understand the effects of their actions can be positive things. … Continue reading

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Read picture books for the good feeling they bring

The news is almost always depressing. Lots of crisis and strife, doom and gloom. So why not turn to a picture book, or a children’s book, for a pick-me-up? I think children’s books–picture books and middle-grade books, especially–hold joy in … Continue reading

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