Those of you that have heard Carmen tell her story, Love in the Library, already know that Carmen has a special place in her heart just for E.B. White and Charlotte’s Web. It was the book that really made her love reading, which makes it mean that much more to be on the Middle Reader Honor Award list for the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. You can view a complete list of winners and honor books here. Thank you to everyone that nominated and voted for The Cheshire Cheese Cat!
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Editor Vicky Smith has put together an incredible list of children’s books that have released this past year. As I am sure you have guessed, The Cheshire Cheese Cat is among them. Thanks, Vicky and Kirkus!
To view the whole list, hop over to the Kirkus website here.
Jonathan Hunt, who writes the Mock Newbery Blog, Heavy Medal, on the School Library Journal website put together a two part series of book reviews. The first, Of Mice…, features books full of glorious mice, while his second post, …and Men, looks at books all about interesting and famous men. The Cheshire Cheese Cat has found its way onto the list of exceptional mice (although there is an interesting sounding book on Charles Dickens in the …and Men post!). Be sure to check out the post to read about The Cheshire Cheese Cat as well as such wonderful titles as Bless this Mouse (Louis Lowry) and Young Fredle (Cynthia Voigt).
Carmen had the opportunity to do a FABULOUS interview with the marvelous and erudite, James Preller. They discuss all things Cheshire Cheese Cat and more! It’s a great way to learn more about how the book came to be, as well as get a sneak peek at Barry Moser’s artwork for the book. You can read the full interview here.
The Texas Library Association has just announced the Texas Bluebonnet Award 2012-2013 Master List. Can you guess who made the cut?! The Cheshire Cheese Cat! Huzzah! To view the complete list, go here.
If you’re in Austin, TX, be sure to meet Carmen on November 29, 2011 at BookPeople, where she will be signing her award winning book.
* Atlanta Magazine, October 1, 2011
THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree Publishers)
(For ages eight to twelve) Inspired by London’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a sixteenth-century inn with a rich literary history, authors Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright concocted this howler of a tale about a well-educated mouse named Pip and his feline, cheese-loving ally, Skilley: “He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms.” Adults and children alike will find something to love about this playful romp, featuring cameos by Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, and Queen Victoria—all beautifully illustrated by Barry Moser. Deedy, a native of Cuba who grew up in Decatur, is a national treasure and a world-class storyteller. She’ll read from her new book at Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories (littleshopofstories.com) on October 1.
View the entire article, written by Thomas Mullen, here.
Have you ever wondered where authors sit and write their books?
Yes? Then take a few minutes to stop by Jennifer Bertman’s blog From the Mixed-Up Files to learn a little bit more about how and where Carmen writes. While you’re there, be sure to take a look at her other “Creative Spaces” interviews to learn about more of your favorite authors.
October 1, 2011 marked the official launch of Carmen’s first chapter book! To celebrate, Peachtree Publishers has put together a fabulous blog tour. Check out all of the stops on the tour below:
A Word’s Worth – Take a look at some exclusive interior images from the book!
Maestra Amanda’s Bookshelf — Wondering what all the fuss is about? Then don’t miss this great review!
Tuesday, Oct. 4:
Through the Looking Glass – There’s a very special letter from one of the main characters over here all about the importance of words (can you guess who it’s from?)!
There’s a Book — Check out this great review of The Cheshire Cheese Cat.
Wednesday, Oct. 5:
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers reviews The Cheshire Cheese Cat and gives you a chance (a couple chances, actually!) to win a copy!
Thursday, Oct. 6:
Not Just for Kids – Check out some exclusive interior images and read a great review of the book, plus another chance for you to win a copy of the book!
YA Books Central is featuring an excerpt from The Cheshire Cheese Cat!