January 2013

BOOK NEWS FOR THE NEW YEAR

 

"HIGHLY COMMENDED"

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

here. For the CCBC's review of SPIKE, click here.

 

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.