BOOK NEWS FOR THE NEW YEAR
Over the moon to be included in the Charlotte Zolotow Award
Committe's list of "Highly Commended" Picture Books of 2013.
Such an honor! I remember reading WILLIAM'S DOLL for the first
time. It showed me the power of picture books. Congratulations
to Jacqueline Woodson and all the other winners listed
SPIKE'S IN "THE PICNIC BASKET"
Thanks to Deborah Sloan for serving up the story behind
SPIKE, THE MIXED-UP MONSTER in The Picnic Basket,
her "delicious blog for librarians, teachers and other gluttons
for good books." School and library professionals, you can
whet your appetite with a FREE review copy. Read the book,
then post your reviews on the blog for your colleagues
to read. First-come, first-served! (And scroll down to see
the September blog post about THE TOOTH MOUSE.)
USING PICTURE BOOKS IN THE CLASSROOM
Melissa Sweet and I will be speaking at the Eric Carle Museum
on Saturday, March 23, along with six other authors and illustrators
in a program called From Creative Process to Curriculum Connections.
Intended for teachers, librarians and other educators, panels focused on fiction,
picture book biographies and the craft of research and writing will provide
plenty of ideas to take back to the classroom. For more information and
registration, click here.
A LOOSE TOOTH KIT!
How cute is this?
If you know a child about to lose a tooth, ROMP store offers
THE TOOTH MOUSE complete with a ballerina mouse and a sweet
tooth box. To order, click here.