“'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


Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware the Ides of March? Nah!

March 15 may be the Ides of March, but it's also the date of the latest Kidsbookclubbing e-newsletter featuring book giveaways and behind-the-scenes stories from top authors:
- Gayle Brandeis, who "seamlessly intersperses serious topics with laugh-out loud humor" (School Library Journal) in her middle-grade historical novel, My Life with the Lincolns. (for ages 10 and up)
 -Chris Bradford: he tells us about martial arts, special powers, and his 17th-century action-adventure series Young Samurai (for ages 10 and up).

- and Y.S. Lee, who reimagines Victorian England with her smart teenage heroine Mary Quinn in The Agency: A Spy in the House. (for ages 12 and up)
Perhaps these are possibilities for your next book group read?  Enjoy.
PS  A new Picnic Basket title will be featured in the next day or two...stay tuned...

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