It’s time to start celebrating the books of summer! Within the next day or two I’ll set up the slideshow for summer releases. On the spring slideshow, I missed putting several books written or illustrated by my friends around the internet which launched in May so I will be adding these to the summer list. For once, I’m on time for today’s…
Congratulations to SCBWI Discussion Boards member, illustrator Wendy Martin,
and author Diane Gonzales Bertrand on their new book!
THE STORY CIRCLE launches today from Arte Público Press
From the Publisher, Arte Público Press: Monster storms closed the school for three days. “Carpets bubbled with mud. Green slime swallowed books.” And when the children returned, the new bookshelves in the classroom were empty. “What will we do for story circle?” they ask.
With the kids sitting around her on the new rug, the teacher tells a story about a boy who loved to fly. Afterwards, she asks them what pictures they imagined. Each one sees something different: wings like yellow sunbeams, a pond that looks like a green button and cloud horses running in the blue sky. Soon, all the children are excitedly raising their hands to tell their own stories.
LOCAL KIDLIT AUTHOR EVENTS
JUNE 4, SATURDAY, 1:00 PM: MELANIE CHRISMER, CHILDREN’S AUTHOR
Melanie Chrismer will discuss and sign her new book for kids, LONE STAR LEGACY: THE TEXAS RANGERS THEN AND NOW.
The Texas Rangers are a special investigative, crime-prevention, and law-enforcement agency of the Lone Star State. They do what Texas requests and they do it well. This informative book for the middle grades covers the agency’s exciting history, from two hundred years ago to today.
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AGENTS @ CONFERENCES
OCTOBER 14-16: EMERALD CITY WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, SEATTLE, WA
AGENTS: Nephele Tempest/The Knight Agency; Laura Zats/Red Sofa Literary Agency
SUMMER 2016 CHILDREN’S LITERACY EVENTS AT LIBRARIES
JUNE 1–AUGUST 1: HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: AIM FOR THE STARS
JUNE 6-AUGUST 6: HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM: TEAM READ
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ! Collaborative Summer Library Program Participating Libraries:
FORT BEND COUNTY LIBRARY
HELEN HALL LIBRARY
MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIBRARY SUMMER READING
SUMMER 2016 CHILDREN’S LITERACY EVENTS AT BOOKSTORES
MAY 17-SEPTEMBER 6: BARNES & NOBLE SUMMER READING TRIATHLON