Monthly Archives: January 2009

Twilight sequel New Moon has same actor

Readers who love Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series–and who enjoyed the Twilight movie–will be glad to know that Taylor Lautner will return to play Jacob Black in New Moon. (There had been some rumors that Lautner wouldn’t play the part, because … Continue reading

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review of picture book Willow

I love picture books that are affirming and life-loving, encouraging creativity and self-expression. Willow offers all that and more. Willow by Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan, illustrated by Cyd Moore Sleeping Bear Press (May 2008) ISBN-10: 1585363421, ISBN-13: 978-1585363421 Reading … Continue reading

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Olivia picture books become animated series

Picture book series Olivia by Ian Falconer is premiering as an animated series on Nickelodeon on Monday, January 26 at 11:30 am. Nickelodeon will also offer content on Nick Jr. Video and Nickelodeon Mobile, with episodes available from January 27 … Continue reading

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Helping Boys Love Reading

Publisher Lee & Low has put together a great set of answers from male authors and illustrators on what got them to make reading an important part of their lives; on what they’d like to say to boys who don’t … Continue reading

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Children’s Authors Raise Money for NY Public Library through Tiara Auction

A number of children’s and YA authors and illustrators (as well as some others) have created tiaras which they are auctioning off, the proceeds to go to the NY Public Library. Children’s/YA authors and illustrators include Judy Blume; Meg Cabot; … Continue reading

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Cybils awards shortlists up

The shortlists for the Cyblis awards are up. There are some fantastic books listed here, in all the categories (fiction picture books; non-fiction picture books; easy readers; middle-grade fiction; non-fiction middle grade/young adult; young adult fiction; graphic novels; poetry). So … Continue reading

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