Happy fall! I’ve been working hard, mostly on school and family stuff, though. After sending four projects out into the world this summer . . .
Awesome lineup of authors and events. I’ll be soaking up all the bookish, writing goodness!
Thanks, Tennessee. Great list!
Thanks, North Carolina readers! Check out the awesome book company it gets to rub elbows with this next coming year in NC!
Super delighted that Junior Library Guild picked up GLOW for their spring “nonfiction early elementary” list. As a school librarian, I know lots of folks who use Junior Library Guild for building their library collections and ensuring they don’t miss positively-reviewed books. Also, bonus: they send you a nifty certificate and pin! :)
I’ll be there, on a panel about middle grade titles! Lots of details here: http://www.wemta.org/conference/authorfair.cfm, including how you can preorder books.
“Mysterious and sculptural, the creatures in this arresting book are, in the oldest and best sense of the phrase, totally awesome.”
Here’s what caught my eye on my lunch breaks this week . . .
Our local entertainment publication, Volume One, interviewed me recently about GLOW. Read it here!
Recent picture books that celebrate a sense of wonder for the little things around you–which could be a great way to launch writing notebooks . . .
A link to resources from my recent presentation at the Wisconsin State Reading Association conference . . .
Sometimes you read a book and say, “Why haven’t I heard of this before?”
Some recent reads that gave me that reaction . . .
I’ve had this post half-written for a couple of weeks, but yesterday’s American Library Association Youth Media Awards (big news in my world!) made me pull it out, finish it up, and click “publish” . . .
GLOW is out in the world today! If you know a reader who who likes the weird, beautiful, and amazing in nature, please point them in the direction of GLOW.
To celebrate today, I thought I’d share some lessons I’ve learned from writing the book . . .
GLOW is in bookstores one week from today!
This week’s video is a TED talk on bioluminescence by world-renowned marine biologist Edith Widder . . .
Links about reading, writing, and books that I thoughts were worth sharing this week.
GLOW comes out TWO weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I’m sharing You Tube videos of some of the animals in the book. This video features several. Enjoy the light show!
10 links that made me think this week.
GLOW comes out three weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I’m sharing You Tube videos of some of the animals in the book. Here are angler fish in all their creepy glory–enjoy!
I’ve been a little quiet here. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been racking up all sorts of writing, but…well, that’s not it. Sometimes life is just a little too full, you know? Anyway, I’ve missed my book posts, so I thought I’d share a holiday one with you today . . .
GLOW comes out four weeks from today! On these Tuesdays leading up to its release, I thought I’d share some video clips of the animals in the book. Because they’re . . . AMAZING.
Today’s is the Atolla jellyfish . . .
Favorites include: middle grade novel DREAM ON, AMBER, nonfiction picture book FUNNY BONES, and heart-wrenching picture book TWO WHITE RABBITS.
I’ve never done NaNoWriMo, though every year I’m tempted. However, this year, I’ve decided I’m jumping in. Kind of . . .
It’s Halloween this week, and you know what that means . . .
EVERY SINGLE Halloween book has been loooong gone from the library for weeks.
As you may have heard around here, I have another book in the works: Glow: Animals with Their Own Night-Lights! It’s a nonfiction picture book that’ll be in bookstores on January 5, 2016. And–how convenient!–I just updated its webpage, so you can read all about it.
Ten links that caught my eye this week.
10 links that made me think this week . . .
On my trip to Kansas, I got to meet and chat with all sorts of wonderful readers–some grown-up and some growing up. At one dinner, a library media specialist leaned in to me and author M.H. Hurlong and asked . . .
It was my immense pleasure to travel to Kansas this past weekend to accept the William Allen White (WAW) Children’s Book Award for Malcolm at Midnight.
In which we finally make it up to the cabin for a weekend this past summer.
10 links that made me think this week.
A tongue-in-cheek “how-to” book, featuring animal survival skills.
Slice of Life: in which I don’t follow the writing challenge.
Historical fiction was my favorite genre when I was kid. I loved slipping back in time to places I’d never been. Here are three new favorites…
10 links I clicked on this week. Maybe you’ll find them interesting, too.
Slice of Life Tuesday: in which I learn something about myself while jumping across canyons in Utah.
I made it through my first week of school with the students! In the midst of all the first-days craziness (iPads to update, 4,000 summer books to reshelve, presentations to prep for), a huge library book order arrived. Normally, this is my very favorite part of my library job. But I barely had time to peek. …
10 things that captured my interest this week: a newsletter (of sorts).
1:30 Saturday, September 26 at the Eau Claire Public Library
Authors and crafts and treats and all manner of booksy fun.
The author/illustrator is part of the narrative as she tries to overcome her fears and convince herself of the merits of spiders while inadvertently sharing all sorts of facts about arachnids. Clever AND fun.
Cakes, cyclops, and . . . manners? A delightfully absurd book about using your “please” and “thank you’s.”
Among other things: nonfiction, picture books, and why Minecraft may not be a waste of time . . .
A poetic picture book about the water cycle by Wisconsin author Miranda Paul, illustrated by one of my favorites: Jason Chin. Perfect for both science and ELA time.
Malcolm Under the Stars is “a tale featuring unusually rich thematic underpinnings and a small protagonist with both “hero brain” and “hero heart.”
Here’s the full review:
While I didn’t exactly get my #bookaday reading posted every day this summer, I did read some great books while I was away and off-line. So, I thought I’d profile my favorite ones for the classroom here on my blog in the days and weeks to come. Stay tuned! Today’s is School Days Around the World . . .
Spotted this at my local bookstore today. Malcolm’s keeping some good company there on that shelf! I hope he behaves himself.
Hey everyone, I’m experimenting with blog posts and newsletter-y things these days. Social media is so tricky! I love it, but I don’t have time for it–it’s guilt if I’m on it, and guilt if I’m off it. Anyway, in the meantime, I thought I’d share ten things I stumbled across this week that I found …
This is an old post from when I made Malcolm at Midnight‘s book trailer. I updated it some, though, because I learned a few new things with the sequel.