Archive for the ‘Great Reads’ Category

Congratulations to all the ALA Youth Media Award Winners!

It’s so fun watching the live stream of the Youth Media Awards and listening to the hoopla from the crowd for these brilliant authors, illustrators and books. I feel lucky to have read so many already and excited to add … Continue reading


National Book Award Finalists Announced!

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTS FictionThis Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (Riverhead)A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s)The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Harper)Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Ecco)The Yellow Birds by Kevin … Continue reading


Lots Happening This Week! Appearances, Freebies, Giveaways and More!

First, the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of the TOO PICKLEY! Board Book starts today. While TOO PICKLEY! came out in 2010, the board book is a brand new release and it’s adorable. So, stop on over and enter. … Continue reading


ABC Best Books for Children

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! is on the list of ABC Best Books for Children and in such fabulous company. WHEEEEEE! Here ’tis! Chuck Close: Face Book, Chuck Close, $18.95, (HC), 978-1419701634, AbramsHippopposites, Janik Coat, $14.95, (HC), 978-1419701511, AbramsKel Gilligan’s Daredevil … Continue reading


Writing and Your Day Job with Jeannie Mobley-Tanaka

Today I’m hosting my talented friend and agency mate, Jeannie Mobley-Tanaka, who’s debut middle grade novel KATERINA’S WISH has not one, not two but THREE starred reviews.  As if that wasn’t over-achievement enough, Jeannie is a renowned interpretive dancer (click … Continue reading

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