Tag Archives: 2011

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Kid Lit Round-up Time, Cybils, & Scrivener giveaway!

Just a short update on interviews, sites, books and links I’ve enjoyed over the last couple of weeks. Hope you’ll find something here, as well, to give you a laugh, to make you pause or furrow your brow.  Enjoy!

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Interview with a wonderful children’s author Laurie Calkhoven:  Presidents, Boys of Wartime series, and writing at the “Teacher to Teacher” Blog.

 

Wonderful review of Dr. Fred Bortz’ latest book for kids: MELTDOWN! The Nuclear Diaster in Japan and Our Energy Future. (My teacher friends in Japan–listen up!) It’s all at the Shelf-employed Blogspot.

 

A fun NPR piece on the future of picture books with Dan Poynter and Roxie Munro (Feb. 21, 2012). Podcast and transcript–here.

 

Finally . . . an exciting giveaway at Sara Tool miller’s site. Literature & Latte has offered 3 free downloads of their new Scrivener software for PCs. Sara will choose 3 winners. But the deadline is tomorrow–8pm on Feb. 22nd!!!  So go there soon and leave a comment to enter. (Remember–this is only for their PC version, not their MAC version.) I did!

 

And the 2011 CYBIL winners have been announced!!!  Congrats to all the winners.

 

Happy Reading & Writing!

Shutta

 

 

 

 

 

New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2011.

New York Public Library: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2011.

 

The NYPL just put out its list of the best books published in 2011 for reading and sharing. And MINE! made the list under “picture books.”  YAY! Here’s a link to the NYPL announcement: http://www.nypl.org/blog/2011/12/30/100-titles-reading-and-sharing-childrens-books-2011#comment-5034 .  And here’s a link to a pdf version of the whole list: http://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/childrensbooklist_2012-r2.pdf .  Enjoy!

 

Shutta

2011 Cybil Finalists Posted . . .

2011 Cybil Finalists Posted . . .

 

YAY!  The Cybil Award finalists are up at:  http://www.cybils.com/ .

A Happy New Year–what a way to start–for all those authors whose books made the list . . . and to all you readers who will have the fun of reading these great books. Enjoy!

 

And here’s to a great 2012!

Shutta