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First Book on His Own: MINE!

First Book on His Own: MINE!

A lovely mother sent this video of her son Cannon reading Mine! She says it is the first book he’s able to read on his own. How lovely!

Enjoy!

Shutta

 

Austin SCBWI Conference. Yee-haw!

Austin SCBWI Conference. Yee-haw!

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Austin bound this weekend to meet up with friends, get introduced to the lovely and talented Patrice Barton, and to do a program for writers in the Austin area. Patrice will also be getting her Crystal Kite award for illustrating MINE! (Oh, those darling babies!!!) Rarely do I get to meet  one of the illustrators of a book I’ve written. And this weekend, I not only get to meet her but we will also read together at a Friday night reception, and present together on Saturday. How cool is that?  I hope to have pics to post afterward.  Stay tuned.

 

Yeeee-haw!

Shutta

Crystal Kite Winner Patrice Barton Honored at SCBWI Site . . .

Crystal Kite Winner Patrice Barton Honored at SCBWI Site . . .

Patrice Barton illustrated MINE! (written by me), for Knopf in 2011.  She was honored by winning a Crystal Kite award for her work. This award is given by the voting members of SCBWI (Soc. of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators).  YAY, Patrice!!!

 

 

There’s a very nice piece about her and her work at the SCBWI blog site.  Its at:  http://scbwi.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-2012-crystal-kite-winner-profiles.html .

Stop by while it’s still up. And a little bird recently notified me that Patrice and I are not done collaborating. There’ll be another book out with Alfred A. Knopf in the near future, titled UH-OH!   (no pub. date yet).

Enjoy!

Shutta

(p.s.:  MINE! just came out in board book format for those young readers who like to taste their books as they read . . . yum!)