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Hey There, ALA!

My editor just sent this fabulous photo from the Scholastic booth at ALA Midwinter. Be sure to stop by and give them a loud KEE-KEE-REE-KEE in booth 905!

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Cat Bookface!

This post from the Cheshire Public Library in Cheshire, CT was too great not to share! Be sure to check out their Instagram for more great book recommendations and bookfaces.

Do you have any bookfaces to share with us as well?

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See You Soon, Missouri!

We are so pleased to announce that Carmen will be doing the evening keynote on Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m. at the Write to Learn Conference.

The Write to Learn Conference is an amazing annual professional development opportunity for Language Arts teachers from Kindergarten all the way through college level. From incredible keynotes, to full-day workshops, this conference has a lot to offer. The theme this year is “E3: Engagement, Empathy, Empowerment.”  We can’t wait to see everyone there!

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Thanks for the Honor, Golden Kite Awards!

We are excited to announce that The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! is a Golden Kite Honor Book for Picture Book Text.

“Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literature in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.” -SCBWI

Thank you for everyone who voted for us. We are honored to be in such great company.

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Cuentos? I LOVE Cuentos!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to see Carmen and John perform and support our local libraries. It is really special to be able to do something we love for a cause that means the world to us.  If you would like to learn more about the Friends of the Gwinnett County Library and how you can help, you can find it HERE.

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Photo Credit Isabel Hughes

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Happy New Year!

2017 was a pretty wonderful year, with the release of The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! There is nothing quite as wonderful as working on a book and then being able to send it out into the world.

Carmen is working on several new projects that we will tell you about throughout the year, as we are able. In the meantime, let us know what books you are excited about in 2018!