One of the best parts of this job is spending time with students and teachers. They really go above and beyond to make us feel welcome and show love for reading and Carmen’s books. Just look at this fabulous artwork!

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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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My editor just sent this fabulous photo from the Scholastic booth at ALA Midwinter. Be sure to stop by and give them a loud KEE-KEE-REE-KEE in booth 905!

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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? View this post on Instagram Our Assistant Director is the queen of cat bookfaces,…

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We are so pleased to announce that Carmen will be doing the evening keynote on Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m. at the Write to Learn Conference. The Write to Learn Conference is an amazing annual professional development opportunity for Language Arts teachers from Kindergarten all the way through college level. From incredible keynotes, to…

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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 everyone who came out yesterday to see Carmen and John perform and support our local libraries. It is really special to be able to do something we love for a cause that means the world to us.  If you would like to learn more about the Friends of the Gwinnett…

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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…

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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: NCTE Charlotte…

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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!…

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We had a great time hanging out with our favorite blue library monster, Van! Check out the video below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmWmKNvusrs?list=PL-B1wkbkWXWSfVrwl4hEwytlr1s9anVlI&w=560&h=315]

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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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Come hang out with Carmen Agra Deedy and get a copy of her newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, signed on July 21 with the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, the Cobb County Library System, and Little Shop of Stories. Author Sandra Markle will also be there signing her book, What If You…

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There is a great interview up over at PEN America with Carmen Agra Deedy. We loved being a part of their weekly interview segment. You can check it out here! Be sure to also follow Carmen on her Facebook page!

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