Monthly Archives: February 2012

Rock Star Palooza Winner!

I went low tech in choosing today’s winner. It looked a little like this: Me: Hey Anna, pick a number from one to eighteen. Anna, wiping sleep from her eyes: Thirteen. (And she didn’t even realize, when she said it, … Continue reading

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Rock Star Post + Replacements

Today’s the official release date of my picture book, SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR. To celebrate, last night I snuck into my local Barnes and Noble and found the copies filed away alphabetically, spine out. I pulled … Continue reading

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Rock Star Palooza Begins Now: Kirstie Edmunds Interview

One week from today is the official publication date of SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK STAR. Which is all kinds of cool. Also all kinds of cool: the book’s illustrator, Kirstie Edmunds, who kind of achieved the impossible. … Continue reading

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Handing Book Over To Its Subjects

Tomorrow’s a big day. I’m delivering bound copies of BROTHERS AT BAT: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMAZING ALL-BROTHER BASEBALL TEAM to the brothers themselves. (The book’s official pub date is April 3, but I know people. I have some … Continue reading

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The Work of a Community: Mara Rockliff Interview

Sometimes it’s best to just let the interview do the talking. Introducing … author Mara Rockliff. I don’t know how you’ve done this, with books illustrated by different artists, but it really seems that you can tell when a book … Continue reading

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Bringing Gingerbread Man to Life

There’s a really interesting post over at Joy Chu’s Got Story Countdown blog about the making of the picture book THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL. I love that this book began with a teacher having a creative idea … Continue reading

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Bossy Child Becomes Teacher: Beth Shaum Interview

It seems wholly appropriate in this month of love to have back-to-back interviews with teachers who radiate their love of literacy, teaching and books. Today’s guest is Beth Shaum, sixth-grade English teacher at St. Paul Catholic School in Grosse Pointe … Continue reading

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