More Love for Our Authors

September 15th, 2009

If a book doesn’t spring to the top of the bestseller list when it’s released, is it over? Maybe for folks like Dan Brown (as if!) but not for children’s books, which can grow and grow and grow — both in sales and in attention. For instance, check out this tweet from Kirkus Reviews: The […]

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“one of the finest children’s novels of the year”

September 1st, 2009

I love Betsy Bird. Not only for her insightful, entertaining blog, Fuse #8, not only for her co-sponsorship of Kidlit Nights Drinks across the country, but also for this amazing, erudite, overwhelmingly positive review of S. Terrell French‘s debut Operation Redwood: I wonder if contemporary children’s authors ever look at the writers of the past […]

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Trying to Avoid a Kerplooie

August 27th, 2009

Gah! I have so much good news to share, but which I can’t talk about yet, that I might EXPLODE! It’s been a wild, crazy couple of weeks, and I expect fall is going to be one of flying colors — if I can just keep my head from exploding before then. Hate the tease? […]

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SLJ Review of Operation Redwood

July 6th, 2009

Why yes, I DID take Friday off for a long holiday weekend, thanks for noticing! But I’m sure you were all way to busy with your Writing Prompts to really care, right? Don’t forget, you have until 12 midnight, mountain time today to add your hook and your link to the comments on the post […]

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July 2nd, 2009

The tabs on my browser have flowed over to a second row, so it’s time for another tab-closing session of Linkapalooza! First up: First, the School Library Journal ran one librarian’s “Open Letter to Kids’ Book Publishers.” Then, editor Andrew Karre wrote a rebuttal to her point about the length of books being published. I […]

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