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Monday, May 27, 2013

The results are in! Winners of the California Young Reader Medal (voted on my students throughout the state of California) are:

Primary - WE ARE IN A BOOK by Mo Willems
Picture Book for older readers - NUBS, THE STORY OF A MUTT, A MARINE, AND A MIRACLE
  by Brian Dennis
Intermediate - GIANT SLAYER by Iain Lawrence
Middle/Junior High - OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper
Young Adult - MATCHED by Ally Condie

You can find all of these great books at your local library!

Monday, May 20, 2013

This year's theme for the California Summer Reading Program is READING IS SO DELICIOUS. The theme ties in quite nicely with a number of my books, and two of them are recommended on the official state reading list. I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A PIE appears on the lower grade list and EGGS OVER EVIE is on the upper grade list. As a result, I am hoping to speak at a number of libraries this summer!

Monday, May 6, 2013

More fun news! I have been invited to present at the Westminster Author Festival in Southern California on  June 4. A number of children's authors will attend, meeting at the library, then visiting an elementary school for the day. We will talk to students about gathering ideas, writing, revising, and editing. Should be a great day!