Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cheryl Rainfield on Banned Books

I read banned books; there are some fantastic books that have been banned. And Scars has also had challenges, as well as the recent opinion piece in the WSJ which called Scars and many other powerful books “too dark”. So … Continue reading

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Scars in Canadian Children’s Book News

I just found out today that SCARS is in Canadian Children’s Book News magazine in a special section on books dealing with mental health issues! Yayyy! I’m so glad that SCARS is getting some Canadian press. (beaming) And (ahem) when … Continue reading

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Enjoying Dragon Slippers series by Jessica Day George

I just read and enjoyed Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George so much that I ordered the sequel (Dragon Flight) on my Kindle, devoured it, and then bought the next (Dragon Spear (Dragon Slippers)) which I’m already a third of … Continue reading

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Love my Unshelved print on book banning/censorship

Ooooh! My Unshelved print on book banning/censorship arrived today! I LOVE it!! It’s a good thing for me to look at, to remind myself when people challenge my books. (smiling) Thank you Unshelved!

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Tonight at 9pm EST – Banned Books & Controversy on #YAlitchat

Tonight at 9pm is the discussion on banned books and controversy with Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson, and me. I hope you’ll join us!

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Today only Kate DiCamillo’s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is $1.39 and new Kindle Daily Deal

Amazon is doing something new–they’re offering a Kindle Daily Deal. I love that! I hope when my books become ebooks that they’ll get in that deal. I think it encourages a lot more readers. For their first deal–today *only* Kate … Continue reading

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3rd winner will be re-picked tonight

Two out of the three winners have contacted me with their information for a signed copy of Scars, but the third hasn’t, so I’ll use to choose another winner tonight. The first two winners, Tom and Sarka–your books are … Continue reading

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Free service that lets you know about new books

Did you know that AnyNewBooks lets you know, for free, about any new books in the genres you select? I just discovered them. I’ve selected “children’s” and “teen” book categories, and also Kindle ebooks. It sounds like a great way … Continue reading

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Controversy & Banned Books chat on Twitter

This Wednesday at 9pm EST, I will be talking on #YAlitchat (on Twitter) with the wonderful authors Ellen Hopkins @EllenHopkinsYA (author of Crank, Glass, etc) and Laurie Halse Anderson @asklaurie (author of Speak, Wintergirls, etc) about controversy and banned YA … Continue reading

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Love your librarian? Nominate them.

Don’t forget–if you like a librarian, if a librarian has helped you or made a difference in your life, nominate them to help them win $5,000 through the I Love My Librarian Award. Up to 10 winners will receive $5,000 … Continue reading

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