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Good as Gold

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 fitting that a book about a tiny mouse, a cat with a secret and Charles Dickens has garnered a Parent’s Choice Gold Award in Historical Fiction. Huzzah!

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Love from Texas!

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.