Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You're Invited to SCBWI WWA's Spring Inside Story!

It's time for SCBWI Western Washington's always-lively Spring Inside Story salon!

Tomorrow night at 6:30, 15 Seattle-area children's authors and illustrators will present and sign their latest books at University Bookstore in Bellevue. I'll be there to introduce The Sun, a book from my 10-title Space Neighbors series.

SCBWI sends invitations to about 300 librarians, booksellers, teachers, and media types — but, naturally, everyone is welcome. If you love and/or create kids' books, you'll enjoy the evening. Attendees get to hear "the story behind the story" associated with each featured book, shop for their favorites, meet local authors/illustrators, and support independent bookstores. Oh, and by the way, the party includes both SNACKS and PRIZES. What's not to love?

Hope to see you there — it's gonna be fun!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Nonfiction Monday Roundup — April 4, 2011

It's Nonfiction Monday in the KidLitosphere (don't act like you didn't know!), and I'm hosting this week's roundup of themed blog posts right here on my blog.

So, if you have reviewed or otherwise written about a nonfiction book for children, blogged about your own nonfiction writing for kids, or blogged about anything else related to kids' nonfiction, please comment today! Be sure to include a link to your post, and I will add your information to the roundup below.

I'll periodically update the list throughout the day, starting early-ish this morning (Pacific Time) — soon after I've plopped myself in front of my computer for the workday. Looking forward to seeing some great blogs!

Nonfiction Monday Blog Roundup
  1. Check out Jeff Barger's review of Hail! Ancient Greeks by Jen Green.
  2. Shelf-employed has reviewed the audiobook Meat-Eating Plants and Other Extreme Plant Life.
  3. Madigan Reads reviews Jo S. Kittinger's picture book Rosa's Bus.
  4. A Nation's Hope: The Story of Joe Louis by Matt de la Pena (illustrated by Kadir Nelson) is reviewed at Abby the Librarian.
  5. Scrub-a-Dub Tub reviews Steve Spangler's Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun.
  6. Visit Wild About Nature for a review — and giveaway! — of At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems by Leslie Bulion.
  7. Books, Dogs, and Frogs discusses fun food books today.
  8. Read Lawral the Librarian's review of Scribbling Women at Lucy Was Robbed.
  9. Lori Calabrese reviews Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad.
  10. Jeanne Harvey's Astro the Stellar Sea Lion is reviewed at Jean Little Library.
  11. Pink Me reviews Can I See Your I.D.? True Stories of False Identities by Chris Barton.
  12. Anastasia Suen introduces the chapter book You Can't Wear These Genes and the picture book Play Ball, Jackie!
  13. Wrapped in Foil reviews Kathryn O. Galbraith's Planting the Wild Garden.
  14. Lori Mortensen's Come See the Earth Turn: The Story of Leon Foucault is highlighted at True Tales & A Cherry on Top.
  15. Books 4 Learning reviews Ocean Seasons by Ron Hirschi.
  16. Author Shirley Duke discusses her new book You Can't Wear These Genes at Nonfiction Book Blast
  17. Head over to Apples with Many Seeds for a look at Genghis Khan: 13th Century Mongolian Tyrant by Enid A. Goldberg.
  18. Janet Squires reviews Peggy Caravantes's Best of Times: The Story of Charles Dickens
  19. Read about the book Written in Bone at Amy O'Quinn's blog
  20. BookMoot reviews Ultimate Guide to Basketball: Facts, Stats, Stars, and Stuff by James Buckley, Jr. 
  21. Featured over at Writing and Ruminations is Kelly Fineman's review of the Poetry Basics four-book series by Valerie Bodden.