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Upcoming Events and Appearances

September 22, 2011 – Skype visit with Monroe Catholic School in Fairbanks, Alaska. October 11, 2011 – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT release. YIPPEEEE!! October – November 2011 – LIGHT UP THE NIGHT blog tour. Stay tuned for links. November 7-18, 2011 – LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY auction to benefit the library at Musana Children’s Home… Read more »

Library People B&N Event for Colorado Libraries

Received this in my e-mail inbox today: Library People—Friends of Colorado Libraries, is having a fundraiser with Barnes & Noble. This is being held on International Literacy Day, September 8, at two main stores: The Loveland Centerra Barnes & Noble, 5835 Sky Pond Drive And the South Colorado Barnes & Noble, 960 S Colorado Blvd,… Read more »

Lovely First Reviews for LIGHT UP THE NIGHT!

Swooning! LIGHT UP THE NIGHT [KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!]By Jean Reidy; illus. by Margaret Chodos-Irvine The coziest of quilts becomes a rocket ship in this gorgeous, mesmerizingly rhythmic read-aloud that explores a boy’s small place in a vast world. Sporting star-spangled pajamas, the not-too-sleepy astronaut wraps his red-and-white quilt around his shoulders and zooms off into… Read more »

Picture Book Peek Week #12 – A TOO PURPLEY! Board Book Birthday

TOO PURPLEY! comes out in board book format on July 19th. It’s purple. It’s adorable. AND it’s virtually indestructible. Now that’s something to celebrate!So in honor of its board book birthday I’m holding a TOO PURPLEY! Board Book Birthday PeekJuly 19th!! Win a free critique of a selected picture book manuscript. WHEEEEE! Here’s how it… Read more »

LitWorld: Spark a LitSummer

LitWorld is such a terrific organization. You might remember, they sponsored World Read Aloud Day. Here are easy ways to help with their summer endeavor. LitWorld is spreading the power of story from Kenya to Harlem and we need your help sparking our LitSummer! We are calling out to our community to donate books and… Read more »

Children’s Author Chris Barton Takes on a New Identity

Bestselling children’s author, Chris Barton, is known for his award-winning picture books The Day Glo Brothers and Shark Vs. Train. But these days, he’s donning a new disguise – or genre, if you will. His young-adult book Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities recently hit bookstore shelves with rave reviews. Publisher’s… Read more »