The Library Dragon CONTEST!

Library Dragon Contest Rules:
(beginning 1/20/12)
  1.  ‘Like’ The Library Dragon on Facebook
  2. Send Peachtree Publishers a photo or video of yourself in your best Miss Lottie or Lotta Scales costume. You may post this on The Library Dragon’s Facebook page, or e-mail it to publicity@peachtree-online.com.
  3. Write a paragraph or more describing your relationship with the original Library Dragon book:  when you first learned about it, how you’ve used it, the development of your costume, or any reactions from family, children, and coworkers.  Basically, tell us why you love the Library Dragon and why you deserve to win!
  4. Post your photo and paragraph on The Library Dragon’s Facebook page, or e-mail it to publicity@peachtree-online.com and we’ll post it for you!
  5. Entries will be accepted until 12p.m. eastern time October 31st.  Winners will be announced the following week
* by entering the contest, entrants grant Peachtree Publishers permission to display, distribute, or reproduce the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional,  or publicity purposes.
The first prize winner will receive signed first editions of The Library Dragon and The Return of the Library Dragon, The Library Dragon audio CD, a Library Dragon flip-doll, a skype visit with author Carmen Agra Deedy, and a signed piece of original artwork by illustrator Michael P. White!

Read Alouds Too Good to Miss!

AISLE (formerly AIME) has posted their 2011-2012 Read-Alouds Too Good to Miss list, and 14 Cows for America has been selected for the Ageless category.

The Read-Aloud Books Too Good To Miss program is a project of the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE). Each year, a committee of media specialists, classroom teachers, reading teachers, principals, bookstore operators, and university faculty members is formed to develop five read-aloud lists, one each for primary school, intermediate school, middle school, high school, and ageless. The lists are publicized and distributed to Indiana schools to encourage sustained reading and oral sharing of literature among teachers and students.

The ultimate purpose of the Read-Aloud Books Too Good To Miss program is to promote a love of reading and of books and to instill and nurture lifelong reading habits in Indiana students.”

THANK YOU to everyone who voted for 14 Cows for America. 


The Cybils!

I just wanted to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who read and voted for The Cheshire Cheese Cat. It made it onto the Cybils: 2011 Finalists in Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade) category. I would also like to give an extra thanks to Monica Edinger, who nominated the book and Donalyn Miller who gave it such a glowing review.


“Surprisingly rich in the twists and turns of its story, peopled with a cast of memorable characters, and with unexpected moments of true emotional depth, this is a book for all ages—adults will appreciate the word play and literary allusions and kids will adore the cats and mice.”

-Donalyn Miller, a.k.a The Book Whisperer