Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beautiful book app trailer – The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Have you seen this absolutely beautiful book app trailer? The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. It’s also a short film. Wow, do I ever want to see it! It’s available on iTunes. It is just gorgeous and feels … Continue reading

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Bridge to Terabithia on sale on Kindle

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (my fave of her books) is on sale for $1.99 (ebook version for Kindle)

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Do you like ESP novels (paranormal talents) for teens and children? Here are some recommendations.

I LOVE reading (well-written) YA and middle-grade novels with some form of ESP in them–telepathy, telekineses, clairvoyance, etc. Those books seem to feed me; sometimes I feel starved for them. (That’s why I put telepathy into Hunted.) I never feel … Continue reading

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Great article in Hunger Mountain on “dark” YA

I love this article in the Hunger Mountain written by child psychiatrist and writer Ilsa J Bick, in response to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s articles on “dark” YA. I especially loved this: Now, if you do want to know about some … Continue reading

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Chris Crutcher’s book removed from summer reading program

Chris Crutcher’s book Angry Management has been removed from a summer reading program because ONE angry parent decided that, after “reading” the first twenty-four pages, it had too much profanity. Yeah, you read that right. That offends me on so … Continue reading

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Funny booklover comic–Books or Me

Kidlit author and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s writer and booklover comics often tickle my funnybone, but this one particularly did! I hope you enjoy it. If you’ve never read Debbie’s comics before, you’re in for a treat! Used with permission … Continue reading

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If you missed Maureen Johnson on NPR today with Meghan Cox Gurdon…

you can still listen in through the podcast! I LOVED how articulate, clear, strong, and intelligent YA author Maureen Johnson was! I also called in (since Gurdon slammed Scars in her WSJ essay). I was glad to be able to … Continue reading

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YA author Maureen Johnson on NPR TODAY with Meghan Cox Gurdon, talking about “dark” YA!

The wonderful Maureen Johnson, who started the #YASaves movement on Twitter in response to Meghan Cox Gurdon’s WSJ article that slammed so many good books (including Scars) will be on NPR TODAY at 11am EST!! I hope some people will … Continue reading

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Free & Cheap Children’s & YA eBooks

As always, please check the prices before you buy; sale prices can change. Griffin’s Daughter by Leslie Anne Moore (YA paranormal) Price: FREE The 39 Clues: Book 1 by Rick Riordan Price: FREE Summer’s Crossing by Julie Kagawa Price: FREE … Continue reading

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