ADA'S VIOLIN just won a Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from the Bank Street Center for Children's Literature, alongside Congressman John Lewis's MARCH and Caren Stelson's SACHIKO. The award is given annually to "a distinguished work of nonfiction which serves as an inspiration to young people." As a long-time fan of Bank Street, this recognition means the world to me. Heartfelt thanks to the Children's Book Committee!
IT'S BOOK FESTIVAL SEASON!
Can't wait to meet readers, writers and picture book lovers at the
upcoming fairs and festivals scheduled for this fall. Check the calendar
at right for details.
BOOKING AUTHOR VISITS NOW
I'm also busy booking author visits for winter 2013 and for
spring 2014 when my brand-new picture book hits the shelves
from Hyperion. If you're interested in scheduling a visit at your
school, bookstore, library or conference, find out more here.
A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT'S COMING THIS FALL
Poster by 2012 Caldecott Honor Medalist John Rocco
Can't wait to be part of this! 85 children's authors and illustrators
are headed to Princeton on September 21, including Avi, Sophie
Blackall, Nick Bruel, Bryan Collier, Edward Hemingway, Kate Hosford,
Leonard Marcus, Roxie Munro and so many others! For the complete
lineup, click here.
Photo credit: Richard Lewin
A perfect summer day at the East Hampton Children's Fair. Many thanks to
Alexandra Giambruno for running such a well-organized, super fun event.
MORE ABOUT NEW YORK STATE'S 2014 CHARLOTTE AWARD
Many thanks to students from Mrs. Toomajian’s class at Tamarac Elementary in Troy, NY,
who interviewed me and Melissa Sweet about our book SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER,
which is on the ballot for the 2014 Charlotte Award. See our Q & A here! Live in New York
and want to vote? Find a complete list of resources here and ballots and complete voting
instructions here. And congrats to all the other nominees!
MY FIRST BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
Last week I attended my first book awards ceremony—the 15th International
Latino Book Awards held at the beautiful Instituto Cervantes in New York City.
Here's our group shot of all the nominees. That's me, last row in the center behind
the woman in red, and Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street's Maria, is in the white dress
on the right.
SPIKE was nominated in a children's picture book category and I'm thrilled to say
it won! Muchas gracias to sponsors Libros Publishing and Scholastic and congrats to
all the children's book winners listed here.
Almost time to break out the hammocks! Many thanks to Linda Williams for selecting both
SPIKE and THE TOOTH MOUSE as this summer's recommended reads for CT! You can find the whole list here.
2013 INTERNATIONAL LATINO AWARDS
SPIKE is a finalist and I'll be attending the awards ceremony in New York City
later this month. Muchas gracias for the nomination!
NEW YORK STATE READING ASSOCIATION CHARLOTTE AWARD
SPIKE is also nominated for the 2014 NYSRA Charlotte Award!
As Charlotte would say,
For more information and how to vote, click here.
I'd love to come to your event! Click here to contact me about scheduling a visit to your school, library, bookstore or book festival.
Download my Author Visit Brochure to get detailed information about my school and library presentations, along with testimonials and pricing.
Edgewood Elementary School
1 Roosevelt Place
"Once Upon an Author" Program
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Reading Public LIbrary
64 Middlesex Avenue
Warwick Children's Book Festival
West Harrison, NY
Details to come!
Chappaqua Children's Book Festival
West Harrison, NY
Details to come!