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How a Novelist Learned to Write Picture Books by Anna Staniszewski

My friend and agency mate, Anna Staniszewski‘s publishing success sounds a little like a fairy tale — hugely popular novels, sequels, prequels. WOW! Then, just like Jenny, the main character in her latest novel My Epic Fairy Tale Fail, Anna … Continue reading


Visit Your Favorite Authors at CCIRA Feb. 6th – 9th!

So many awesome author and illustrator friends will be presenting and/or signing books at the Colorado Council International Reading Association Conference next week 2/6-2/9. And I’m getting SUPER excited to catch up with these literacy heroes! Chris BartonLeslie ClarkCarmela LaVigna … Continue reading


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 Winners!

The 2012 National Book Award Winners. Congratulations to all! New great reads to add to my list! Young People’s Literature  William Alexander Goblin Secrets  (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) Poetry David Ferry,   Bewilderment: … Continue reading


Give Autographed Books as Holiday Gifts – Here’s How!

Now that Halloween is over, wreaths, trees and garland will soon be up in the shopping malls. Let the shopping begin. Do you have any kids on your holiday gift list?  How about personalized and autographed books for their home … Continue reading

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