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Get Georgia Reading!

BlogCarmenFunA few weeks ago, we had the privilege of helping kick off the Get Georgia Reading campaign. It is a wonderful project whose goal is to get all Georgia children proficient in reading by the 3rd grade, as well as to help them learn to love books and stories.

So often this comes down to finding the right book for you! As some of you may know, for Carmen, that book was Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. What book made you fall in love with reading?

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

One of the BEST things about this job is kids. Kids are AMAZING! After many of our visits, teachers and kids send us artwork and letters letting us know how we did. If you’re on the fence about hosting an author visit, check out the feedback below from some of the kids at Blanchard Elementary in Columbus, GA.

While we don’t have room to post all of our letters, Kids, please know that Carmen reads EVERY SINGLE ONE. They really do make her day, so keep them coming! We will continue to post kid letters as we get them!

"We all loved your story and we no theres more you know theres more so come tell the rest..."

“We all loved your story and we no theres more you know theres more so come tell the rest…”

"Thank you for making me laugh till I cry. I almost had a heart attack! Please pay for my medical bill."

“Thank you for making me laugh till I cry. I almost had a heart attack! Please pay for my medical bill.”

"I like it so much I think I like it better than goosebumps."

“I like it so much I think I like it better than goosebumps.”

What a performance looks like! Artwork by Rice

What a performance looks like!
Artwork by Rice

Corky and Dill play Sea Hunt. Artwork by Preston

Corky and Dill play Sea Hunt.
Artwork by Preston

"I loved the voses you made they are cool voses very cool! ...can you come hear agin plese plese plese plese come hear again!"

“I loved the voses you made they are cool voses very cool! …can you come hear agin plese plese plese plese come hear again!”

"Best Author Ever!" Artwork by Scott

“Best Author Ever!” Artwork by Scott

Dill, Corky and Scary Baby Artwork by Chloe

Dill, Corky and Scary Baby
Artwork by Chloe

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach Artwork by Gracyn

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Artwork by Gracyn

"...Martina the beautiful cockroach was werid and funny..."

“…Martina the beautiful cockroach was werid and funny…”

"...that is just the funeyest thing I have ever herd."

“…that is just the funeyest thing I have ever herd.”

"You made the whole school laugh there braind out..."

“You made the whole school laugh there brains out…”

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Macedonia Elementary School

Carmen had an AMAZING visit at Macedonia Elementary School in Canton, GA! They were kind enough to share a few photos of their day with Carmen. If you have photos of your school visit with Carmen, or would like to bring her to your school, e-mail me at DeedyBooking@gmail.com. We would love to work with you!

Macedonia's library was amazing!

Macedonia’s library was amazing!

You can't have an amazing library without an incredible librarian. Thanks for everything, Jennifer!

You can’t have an amazing library without an incredible librarian. Thanks for everything, Jennifer!

The kids got a sneak peak at one of the manuscripts Carmen is working on. Kids give the best feedback! (They are VERY honest critics!)

The kids got a sneak peak at one of the manuscripts Carmen is working on. Kids give the best feedback! (They are VERY honest critics!)

This was such a wonderful school visit. Clearly, fun was had by all!

This was such a wonderful school visit. Clearly, fun was had by all!

They kids really loved The Cheshire Cheese Cat!

They kids really loved The Cheshire Cheese Cat!

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New Web Content, Coming Your Way!

Hello Everyone! We are excited to announce that we will be making changes to our website over the coming weeks.

Along with information about Carmen’s upcoming performances and books, we will also share books we love, resources we can’t live without, and give you a peek at rare books in our collection that seem to us too beautiful not to share.

If you are a school that has hosted Carmen, send us your pictures of her visit and we will be sure to share them.

What content would you like to see? A place for kids to write? Writing tips for Young Authors?
Send us your ideas and we will try to make it happen!

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Southern Conference on Language Teaching

Carmen will be speaking at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) next week. If you are going to be in Atlanta March 5-7, be sure to check it out. Carmen will be doing the Opening General Session Keynote, Friday, March 6 at 9:30 a.m. There will be a book signing to follow.

Check out the entire program here. This years theme is “All that Glitters is SCOLT.” You won’t want to miss it!

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Happy 45th Birthday Sesame Street

Come join Carmen this Saturday, January 24 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Georgia Public COOKIE-MONSTER-psd89839Broadcasting will be hosting a celebration in honor of 45 years with Sesame Street! Don’t miss the special VIP guest, Cookie Monster himself!

Carmen will be telling stories from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Naturalist Center.

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