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Hooray! A New Book Deal – BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK!

I leave the country for a few days, and look what happens: “Caroline Abbey At Bloomsbury has acquired Jean Reidy’s picture book text BUSY BUILDERS, BUSY WEEK!, in which progress at a busy playground construction coincides with the progression of the days of the week, and will again pair Reidy with illustrator Leo Timmers, for… Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! CBA Celebration: Giveaways, Critique Contest, Teacher Freebies and More!

WHEEE! I’m so thrilled and honored that TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS is the 2013 winner of the Colorado Book Award for Children’s Literature. Let’s celebrate! Time Out for Picture Books Critique Contest – Picture Book Writers, do you have a manuscript that needs a fresh read? Here’s a chance to win a free critique, coming… Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Picture Book Critique Contest

Last summer, TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! made a monster appearance on bookstore and library shelves everywhere.  And now it’s won the  COLORADO BOOK AWARD! That’s something to celebrate!So  for all my writer friends out there I’m holding a TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! PICTURE BOOK PEEK MONDAY, JULY 29TH Win a free critique of a selected… Read more »

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 CoyleMelanie CrowderJulie DannebergLindsay ElandEllen JavernickJeanne KaufmanClaudia Cangilla McAdamPam MingleJeannie MobleyAnn NagdaLinda OsmundsonNancy OswaldMarjorie Blain ParkerKathleen… Read more »

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: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press)     Nonfiction Katherine BooBehind the Beautiful Forevers:… Read more »