Monthly Archives: July 2009

Literary-themed ice cream

Ben and Jerry’s is considering creating a library-themed ice-cream flavour! How cool is that? What a great way to remind people every day about libraries and books…. And how did this get started? By a librarian and book-lover, of course. … Continue reading

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Download a Free Lorax activity book

Download a free Lorax (Dr. Seuss) activity book from Energy Star. You can also request to have a paper activity booklet mailed to you (up to 10 copies in the US, or 1 copy internationally). I love Dr. Seuss, and … Continue reading

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New children’s literature award – for plant and ecology themed children’s books

Did you know that there was a literary award for children’s books that are plant, garden and ecology-themed? I didn’t. Check out the new “Growing Good Kids – Excellence in Children’s Literature Awards” Program. The 2009 winners are: The Apple-pip … Continue reading

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Download Aug 09 Sesame Street Magazine for free!

Did you know that you (or a child you know) can download the August 2009 issue of Sesame Street Magazine–for free? Yep, you can! The entire magazine, full of fun things to read. You can then print it out (good … Continue reading

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Excited Author Videos and Win Amazon gift cards

Enter to win a $50, $25, $20, or $15 gift card to Amazon plus all three books in the Dragon Speaker series just for sharing one or both of the videos below! Read on for details. I am SO excited … Continue reading

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Amazon ebooks has a rival

Amazon seems to have the largest piece of the ebook market with their Kindle, immediate Kindle downloads, and extensive bookstore that people go to already. Well, now they have some competition–in Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble has opened an … Continue reading

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Septimus Heap: Magyk to become animated movie

Updated: Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1), the first book in Angie Sage’s middle-grade series, is going to become a live-action movie, with some animated characters such as Stanley the message rat! David Frankel (Marley & Me) will direct it through … Continue reading

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Lara M. Zeises has a new book out! Win a galley copy

Lara M. Zeises (author of Bringing up the Bones, Contents Under Pressure, and more) has a new book out! Yes, yes she does! It’s called The Sweet Life of Stella Madison, and you can buy a copy at,, … Continue reading

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Curious George loungewear for adults

Did you know that there’s Curious George loungewear–and, er, underwear–for adults? I didn’t. I was fun stumbling on it. It might make a good gift for a children’s book lover. Curious George was one of the books I liked to … Continue reading

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get free novel ebook Heroic Measures by Jill Clements July 20 – 22, 2009

Like thrillers? Like free ebooks? Here’s your chance to download Heroic Measures by Jill Clements for free (the hardcover comes out June 30, 2009 from Pantheon)! The novel is for adults. You have to be a member of Oprah’s website, … Continue reading

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