My post is up over on the Nerdy Book Club. Click over to read why I write and what I watched over Thanksgiving Break.
It’s finally here! Both the first day of school AND the release of MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT! Whew! That’s a lot of excitement around our house. Last night, after getting in from the cabin and labeling school supplies, filling out forms, and packing up backpacks, we realized that we were missing a couple key items, so we headed out for a… Read more →
I finished up work this week. The library is inventoried and tallied and organized and all in Perfect Order . . . just in time for summer school to start on Monday. In inventorying (yes, I declare that a word) the library, I discovered two–TWO!–hidden ACTIVE network ports in electrical panels under the floor. This makes me inordinately happy because… Read more →
The fact that this Friday Five is being posted on a Sunday night is indicative of the week I just had. Oof. Some good. Some bad. A lot of stress. Let’s start with the good. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard…MY BOOK WAS AT BOOK EXPO AMERICA THIS WEEK. Here’s a rundown of links… Read more →
Lots of fun news to post! First, audio rights sold for Malcolm to Recorded Books! I cannot WAIT to hear Malcolm read aloud by someone other than…me (I always read my drafts aloud as I revise). The audiobook will be available in October, which kind of boggles my mind. That seems superfast to me. But hey, after all the usual… Read more →
Things to know: The Wisconsin governor’s wife, Jessica Doyle, runs a book club for the students of Wisconsin called Read On Wisconsin. Things to be excited about: She’s chosen my Dr. Kate: Angel on Snowshoes as her January 2011 pick! And finally, my illustrious company: Book Selections September Preschool: My Garden by Kevin Henkes Primary: Shark vs. Train by Chris… Read more →
Fun news! Dr. Kate is an Indie Excellence Award finalist for children’s nonfiction!
Check it out: The Society of School Librarians International has named our Savannah Food Chain book a Science Grades K-6 Honor Book!
According to my bookshelf on Goodreads, I read 143 books in 2009. It’s actually more than that because I didn’t start adding to Goodreads until partway through the year. The rest of my list is here. But anyway… I gave 18 of them 5 stars. They are: So you’d think these would be my favorites of 2009, right? Um, kind… Read more →