Feb 27, 2012

Get Ready for the Children's Choice Book Awards

Voting opens online March 14 for the 5th annual Children's Choice Book Awards. Some of my favorites include Bailey by Harry Bliss and Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt. But since I'm not a kid, I can't vote.

Feb 14, 2012

2011 Cybils

Congratulations to all 2011 Cybils Awards winners! Following a long process of nominations and judging, the winners were announced today. These awards are given in several categories by the children's and teen book blogging community.

Feb 12, 2012

Book Reviews

Here's a link to our book reviews published in the February issue of Parent's Express (Philadelphia.)

Feb 1, 2012

Making the Web Work for You -- a Highlights Foundation Workshop

This morning Bobbie and I listened to the lastest Brain Burps About Books, a regular podcast by author/ illustrator Katie Davis. We've listened before and find Katie's podcasts fun and informative but Episode #81 is special because ... we were interviewed! Yes, as part of a team also including Katie, Lindsey Leavitt, Paul Crichton and Jules Danielson, we were interviewed about our upcoming workshop, March 4- 8, at the Highlights Foundation's Making the Web Work for You. Geared to both new and established writers and illustrators, the workshop will provide details -- much more than an overview -- about marketing and promotion through websites, blogs and social media tools.

We haven't met the other participants so it was cool listening to them talk about the business and what  they'll be focusing on during our week long (almost) teaching and learning experience. We're SO looking forward to our time in lovely Honesdale PA and the retreat-type atmosphere of the big barn, cabins and grounds. And the FOOD!

Teen Book App

Very cool. I wonder how often titles will be added? Right now the list includes Award winners and titles from YALSA's "best book" lists.

YALSA App ‘First of Its Kind’ for Discovering Teen Books -- http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/01/mobile/yalsa-app-first-of-its-kind-for-discovering-teen-books/