BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LIST
Thank you to the Cooperative Children's Book Center
for naming both SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER
and THE TOOTH MOUSE to its 2013 best-books-of-
CCBC Choices 2013 includes full annotations,
age recommendations, and author/title and subject
indices. It also includes a brief commentary on the
2012 publishing year. Get your copy here.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Join me, Melissa Sweet and six other authors!
SCBWI and Lesley University present
From Creative Process to Curriculum Connections:
Children's Books in the Classroom
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
This program, intended for teachers, librarians, and other educators,
features eight New England-based children's book authors and illustrators.
Panels focused on fiction, picture book biographies, and the craft of research
and writing will provide educators with plenty of ideas they can take back
to their classrooms. A book sale and signing will round out the day.
Registration includes Museum Admission.
To register, download the following registration form and submit with
payment to SCBWI: SCBWI Registration Form
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Greenwich Academy Book Fair
200 North Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Meet the axolotls—the real animals behind SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER!
I'll be speaking at 10:30 am and 11:30 pm.
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
LETTERS FROM KIDS
I love hearing from readers. Here's just one
of 22 thank you letters I received after a recent
school visit. I particularly like Will's vote of confidence,
since I've never written a chapter book before!
Other comments from other letters:
"I admire how you kept editing and editing and
editing when you were writing the story!" —Sean
"It made me feel very warm when you smiled. I
forgot to tell you but every month I make a family
newspaper. In the March issue, I added THE TOOTH
MOUSE review!" —Ruthie
"One of my favorite parts was when Sophie did
a jeté. I do ballet and we do jetés, too! —Lanie
"I hope to become an illustrator and a writer when
I grow up like you." —Lila
"Can you write a story about the tooth pig?" —Colin