Monthly Archives: April 2013

Dogs of the Drowned City Series by Dayna Lorentz

I loved working on the KidLit Cares Sandy Relief Effort for so many reasons — mostly because we raised more than $60,000 for American Red Cross Disaster Relief. But an added bonus has been the books I’ve discovered through my own KidLit Cares auction offering, the School and Library Planning & Publicity Package. Author Dayna […]

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Books Bring Us Together #IRA2013

 I spent the past few days at the International Reading Association Convention in San Antonio, and after some travel troubles on the way there, it was a wonderful weekend full of great book-talk with amazing teachers and librarians. I spoke on two panels – a fun Saturday session about mysteries with fellow author April Henry, […]

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Where to find me at #IRA2013

I’m at the International Reading Association Convention in San Antonio this weekend, which is a lovely, lovely place to be. I’m looking forward to lots of book talk with teacher-librarian-reader friends, and I hope if you’re here, too, you’ll try to catch up with me. Here’s where I’ll be… Saturday: 10:30-11:00 Signing EYE OF THE […]

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An open letter to the kids on test day…

Dear kids, By the time you read this, your school may already be well into the ten hours of state assessments you’ll take in ELA and Math this month if you live in New York State.  People will be reading you all kinds of directions and things, giving you tips for test taking, telling you […]

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A Magical Day in Maine

I traveled to Maine for the Maine State Libraries Reading Round Up this week.  One thing that made the trip special was the lovely bed & breakfast where I stayed, Maple Hill Farms. When I checked in, I decided to take a walk and asked the innkeeper about the animals in the farm yard. “Is […]

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Jaguar Stones Series by J and P Voelkel

I’ve spent the past few weeks immersed in the world of the Maya, thanks to authors J and P Voelkel, who won my School & Library Planning and Publicity Package for the KidLitCares auction to raise money for Superstorm Sandy relief.  And what a gift it’s been to visit that world! MIDDLEWORLD launches the series- […]

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