“'There's cold chicken inside it,' replied the Rat briefly; 'coldtonguecoldhamcoldbeefpickledgherkinssaladfrench
rollscresssandwichespottedmeatgingerbeerlemonadesodawater----'

'O stop, stop,' cried the Mole in ecstacies: 'This is too much!'”
-- from
The Wind in the Willows


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Meet favorite and new authors with KidsBuzz


This morning I was at a meeting at the Boston Public Library (what a building!) for volunteers for the Boston Book Fest (Saturday, 10/24 for any of you in the area) and am so energized knowing in a few weeks, I'll meet and hear from some of my favorite authors.  Who wouldn't be?  Too bad that authors can't always be on the road meeting with us and our students and readers (but then again, we do want them doing what they do best:  writing!), but there's still a way to hear directly from them:  KidsBuzz

Every other week, different kidlit authors will share their story and tell you about what inspired them, how they do what they do, how they do their research, let you know about contests, reviews, book group availability (in person and by phone), Skype visits, Facebook chats to sign up for and more.  Feel free to use their notes in your newsletters/blogs and for your general information. Just click on the book covers here and discover what these authors have for you.  

This week, you'll hear from:  Mitali Perkins, author of SECRET KEEPER (reviewed here by many of you!); Tanya Lee Stone, author of ALMOST ASTRONAUTS:  13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM; Mary Pearson, author of THE MILES BETWEEN, and Catherine Murdock Gilbert, author of FRONT AND CENTER.

If you're looking for books for your book group, you might also want to check out the Kidsbookclubbing e-newsletter.  Next month's the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES, so Deborah Heiligman's CHARLES AND EMMA may be just the right choice!

I'll alert you when the next authors are KidsBuzzing.  Until then, discover and enjoy.

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