September 2013

Some of my books have popped up in some fun places this summer and fall!

Malcolm at Midnight has been added to the lists of 3 state children’s choice book awards. Thanks, Maine, Utah, New Hampshire!

20130921-125657.jpgCloser to my home (and heart–I’m UW grad!), Malcolm is the CCBC Read On, Wisconsin book club pick for grades 3-5 this month.

In honor of these, I’ve rewritten my teacher’s guide for Malcolm. It’s now aligned to the Common Core!

20130921-125652.jpgMalcolm is included in Jim Trealease’s 7th edition of his Read Aloud Handbook. Love this, especially because I still own a very well-worn earlier edition that I depended on as a classroom teacher.

Malcolm was featured in the August/September issue of Library Sparks on mysteries. If you’re a librarian or teacher, this is a great magazine to know (and not just this particular issue).

I was interviewed for the Writer’s Digest blog, Guide to Literary Agents.

I also can be found over on Kings River Life.

20130921-125641.jpgOn a different note (and book), the Wisconsin Media Lab is creating some amazing resources for educators about Wisconsin history. Check out this video they’ve created on Dr.Kate Pelham Newcomb, who is the subject of my Badger Biography, Angel on Snowshoes.

And finally–because every list should end in adorableness–this cutie did her summer reading project on Malcolm at Midnight. She’s getting a prize from her principal!


20130921-125835.jpgI’m speaking this Monday night at the opening meeting of the University Women’s Association here in Eau Claire. If you’re at all connected to UW-EC, you are invited to come! I hear there will be cookies, too.

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival is just around the corner, October 14-20. I’m excited to be a part of it again and am looking forward to visiting local schools to talk about Malcolm and writing.

I read a lot this summer. Here are some of my favorites. It’s kind of an eclectic mix, so you’ll have to click the GoodReads links to see if they’re for you. But all are highly recommended by me!