I was in Chicago last week for NCTE, the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, and it was an amazing three days of presentations, book-talk, and best of all, lovely conversations with teachers — some old friends, some online friends I was meeting in person for the first time, and some brand new friends.  I have lots of pictures that I’ll share…just as soon as I find the cord that connects my camera to my computer. It’s here somewhere….really…

But for now, I’m home getting ready for a quiet Thanksgiving and also pinching myself over some lovely news.

OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW made the New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2011 list.  I’m beyond thrilled to see the book that illustrator Christopher Silas Neal and I created with Chronicle in such amazing company.

Like the snowshoe hare in this illustration, OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW may be a little tough to find as we get closer to the holidays.  It’s gone into a second printing, but if you’re looking for copies right now, here are a couple options.

This Friday, I’ll be at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, Vermont for Storytelling & Leftovers event starting at 11am, along with David Martin, Leda Schubert, Beth Kanell, and Reeve Lindbergh. If you’d like to ask about a personalized, signed copy, the store phone number is 802-229-0774.

The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid also has copies in stock, some of them signed, and their phone number is 518-523-2950.

Happy Thanksgiving – I hope your holiday is filled with family & friends, great food, and good books!

10 Replies on “OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW News & Signing

  1. Congratulations!!! I just got my copy in the mail yesterday. I ordered it because I had heard so many good things about it. When I read it this morning, I was thrilled because I’m doing a mini-lesson on vivid verbs in writing next week. I will be using your book as one of the mentor texts. 🙂

      1. We did it today. It went wonderfully. They loved all of the amazing word choices. They were very impressed how you never used the word “sleep” but still were able to use other (better) words to convey that. It was a great launch for their vivid verb scavenger hunt in other picture books.

  2. I was so happy to see your great news–glad to hear you had a great time at NCTE, too. You won’t have to think to hard to come up with your list of things to be thankful for. Congratulations!

  3. I was thrilled when I saw Over and Under the Snow on the NYT list. Congratulations, Kate. I snowshoe more than cross country ski, but this whole experience of animals during these winter months really speaks to me experience. I love this book.

    By the way one of the things I MOST look forward to about one day being published is doing school visits (as an ex school librarian) so I enjoyed reading yours at Mr Schu’s!

    Have a great Thanksgiving with the family!