The Georgia Children’s Book Awards and Conference on Children’s Literature announced it’s nominees for the 2018-2019 Georgia Children’s Book Award, and The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! made the cut! We are incredibly excited to be recognized in our home state of Georgia and to be nominated along with so many other lovely titles.…

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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…

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A HUGE Thank you to the Georgia Center for the Book for naming The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! as one of 2017’s Books All Georgians Should Read. It is an honor to be in the company of so many other amazing books. Be sure to check them all out!

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A big congratulations to Carmen and the whole Love That Book! Team for winning an EMMY this past week! This is the show’s third EMMY win since it started three years ago. You can read more about it here and check out the Love That Book! website here to view this seasons episode’s online!

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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…

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So many wonderful and exciting things have been happening! For starters, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, won a Cybil in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category! It always means a lot when the readers pick your book, especially when you’re up against so many other fabulous titles (I’m looking at you A Monster Calls!). To top…

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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,…

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The expression “as good as gold” was used in 1843 to describe Tiny Tim in Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol and is an expression we still use to this day. It is a phrase with many definitions, but is often used to describe something as being genuine and of a high standard. So it is…

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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…

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