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!
All I can say is WOW. What an honor to be surrounded by so many other wonderful books like Little Fox in the Forest by Stephanie Graegin (Best Adventure) and Lines by Suzy Lee (Best on Creativity) on The Huffington Post’s Best Books of 2017 List! The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! made the list with Best Read-Aloud.
Teach all of your little roosters to sing out loud! Kee-Kee-Ree-Keeeeeee!!!!!
Visiting and recording at Smithsonian Libraries. Here with Kim Alexander, Lilla Vekerdy (Library Goddess at the Dibner Library — one of 21 Smithsonian Libraries), and Katherine Neville.
In The Vault at the Cullman Library—Dr. Livingston’s rifle, Sir Richard Burton’s (explorer, not actor’s) etchings. Also, Isaac Newton’s “garden notes,” on a slip of folded paper at the Dibman Vault.
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! is getting a lot of love these days! Thank you so much for buying the book (it’s already in multiple printings!), reviewing it on your blogs and websites and for coming out to see Carmen speak. We love you!
A few recent reviews to check out:
Have you written a review about The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! on your blog? Let us know if we missed it and we’ll be happy to share it!
Join us on Carmen’s Facebook Page every day to play our Word of the Day game! Carmen finds a great new word and you join in with what you think it might mean, without the help of our dear friend Google.
Today’s Word from Carmen is:
“This polysyllabic mouthful is actually something quite common. I’m cackling to myself as I write this. What is the meaning of this devilish word? You must decide! I’ll post the answer at the end of the day tomorrow.
Remember, no looking up the answer. Just post as mad and impossible a definition as you like.”
Click HERE to add in your two-cents. We already have some great guesses going!
Don’t miss Carmen Agra Deedy leading the children’s parade with The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! at this years Decatur Book Festival! Dress up as your favorite historical figure and join the parade at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 3 at the Community Bandstand in the Decatur Square. We can’t wait to see everyone!
If you can’t make the parade, be sure to Make Some Noise with Carmen Agra Deedy at the Children’s Stage at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 3.
We had a great time hanging out with our favorite blue library monster, Van! Check out the video below.