We cannot wait for the National Storytelling Festival this weekend, in Jonesborough, TN. Be sure to some see Carmen on the main stage this weekend and say hello! Carmen has been working on some BRAND NEW STORIES for y’all that you won’t want to miss.

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If you’re local to Atlanta, come out on August 1 to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta‘s (RRISA) Red, White and New: Recognizing America’s Newest Citizens. The fundraiser is to be held at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery and will benefit RRISA and Refugee Family Services. One of the events of the evening will be a…

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We are excited to announce that Carmen will be participating in the 2014 Decatur Book Festival! The DBF is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

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Avondale Estates, Georgia is hosting their annual holiday market on December 15 at the Lake House. Along with 35 different vendors, they will have five different authors throughout the day signing books. Come out for books and Christmas treats (or just to enjoy the lovely lake!). You can find more information about the Avondale Christmas…

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This Sunday, November 10 at The Museum of Design Atlanta, Carmen will be joining illustrator Michael Allen Austin (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach), editor Kathy Landwehr (Peachtree Publishers) and Diane Capriola (Little Shop of Stories) in a panel discussion all about writing, illustration, and publishing. If you have questions, or just want a book signed, be sure…

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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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One of the BEST things about this job is the amazing art that kids send in. While we can’t post every drawing we get, here are a couple of pictures of the Library Dragon sent to us by some of the students at Ison Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, Ga! We will add more art…

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The newest season of the two-time Emmy winning children’s book show, Love That Book, is officially underway! Click the link HERE to view the first episode, featuring the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin! You can always view older episodes on the Love That Book website.

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Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon.   Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the…

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This past week we officially celebrated The Return of the Library Dragon with local teachers and educators. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School was generous enough to host us. Below are a few pictures from the event, including shots of the delicious food and COSTUMES. I love a good costume. If you would like to be included…

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That’s right, folks! The Cheshire Cheese Cat is a part of School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books! Sixteen books are chosen and fight through four rounds to crown the ultimate champion. Judges are chosen in each round to read two books and chose one to move to the next round in March Madness style…

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Library Dragon Contest Rules: (beginning 1/20/12)  ‘Like’ The Library Dragon on Facebook (http://facebook.com/TheReturnofTheLibraryDragon) 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. Write a paragraph or more describing your relationship with…

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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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