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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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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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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!

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Hello There, Smithsonian Libraries!

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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.
WOW!

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Thank You!

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!

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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!

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Come Play Word of the Day with Carmen!

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:

LETHOLOGICA
(lee-tho-LO-gi-cah)

“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!