Avondale Estates, Georgia is hosting their annual holiday market on December 15 at the Lake House. Along with 35 different vendors, they will have five different authors throughout the day signing books.
Come out for books and Christmas treats (or just to enjoy the lovely lake!).
You can find more information about the Avondale Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Market HERE.
I also want to give a big THANK YOU to Eagle Eye Book Shop, who will be selling books.
Carmen will be signing from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Author Signing Schedule:
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Jeffrey Small
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Kathy Trocheck
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Casey Kallenberg
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Vicky Alvear Shecter
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Carmen Agra Deedy
This Sunday, November 10 at The Museum of Design Atlanta, Carmen will be joining illustrator Michael Allen Austin (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach), editor Kathy Landwehr (Peachtree Publishers) and Diane Capriola (Little Shop of Stories) in a panel discussion all about writing, illustration, and publishing. If you have questions, or just want a book signed, be sure to register! The panel starts at 1 p.m.
Welcome to a brand new season of the Emmy winning show, Love That Book!
In this episode, Kindness Counts, we get to look at three very different books that take a look at kindness, as well as bullying.
First, we are introduced to Molly Lou Melon in Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and illustrated by David Catrow (Putnam Juvenile, 2001). While Molly seems to have the cards stacked against her, being small, buck-toothed, and with a voice like a bullfrog, her Grandmother has the utmost confidence in her. Everything goes pretty well for Molly, until she moves to a new school and is faced with a bully for the first time.
Next up, we get a glimpse of Xander in Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Matt Phelan (Clarion Books, 2013). Xander wants to throw a panda party, but there is just one problem… he is the only panda at the zoo. He doesn’t let this stop him though. He decides to invite all of the bears in the zoo. Realizing that others will be left out, Xander decideds to invite all of the mammals as well, then all the birds and reptiles. Ultimately, the whole zoo gets to come to the panda party!
Lastly, we come to one of my favorites, Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann (Puffin, 1997). Our narrator hates it when Bootsie comes over to “play.” She tears up her books, knocks over her aquarium an pretends to be a “turtle eating dinosaur.” When all intonations of “play nice girls” are ignored by Bootsie, a plan must be made before our heroine is rushed to the hospital with dinosaur bites. Be sure to pick up this book to find out just how to get the best of your own Bootsie.
Be sure watch the whole episode HERE, and let us know what your favorite books are about kindness and bullying!
A big congratulations to Carmen and the whole Love That Book! Team for winning an EMMY this past week! This is the show’s third EMMY win since it started three years ago. You can read more about it here and check out the Love That Book! website here to view this seasons episode’s online!
One of the BEST things about this job is the amazing art that kids send in. While we can’t post every drawing we get, here are a couple of pictures of the Library Dragon sent to us by some of the students at Ison Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, Ga! We will add more art every so often! Keep an eye out for yours!
The newest season of the two-time Emmy winning children’s book show, Love That Book, is officially underway! Click the link HERE to view the first episode, featuring the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin! You can always view older episodes on the Love That Book website.
Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon.
Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the book. The blog tour schedule is listed below.
There’s a Book is featuring the first review of the tour!
Maestra Amanda has a review for you and word from illustrator Michael White!
Hear from the editor of Return of the Library Dragon about what it was like to create this book over at Booktalking!
A Word’s Worth has an excerpt from the book and a giveaway starting today!
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers has a review and giveaway starting today too!
Don’t forget to enter the costume contest by 10/31! Details here!