Carmen had an AMAZING visit at Macedonia Elementary School in Canton, GA! They were kind enough to share a few photos of their day with Carmen. If you have photos of your school visit with Carmen, or would like to bring her to your school, e-mail me at DeedyBooking@gmail.com. We would love to work with…

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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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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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Editor Vicky Smith has put together an incredible list of children’s books that have released this past year. As I am sure you have guessed, The Cheshire Cheese Cat is among them. Thanks, Vicky and Kirkus! To view the whole list, hop over to the Kirkus website here.

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Jonathan Hunt, who writes the Mock Newbery Blog, Heavy Medal, on the School Library Journal website put together a two part series of book reviews. The first, Of Mice…, features books full of glorious mice, while his second post, …and Men, looks at books all about interesting and famous men. The Cheshire Cheese Cat has…

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Carmen had the opportunity to do a FABULOUS interview with the marvelous and erudite, James Preller. They discuss all things Cheshire Cheese Cat and more! It’s a great way to learn more about how the book came to be, as well as get a sneak peek at Barry Moser’s artwork for the book. You can read…

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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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* Atlanta Magazine, October 1, 2011 THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree Publishers) (For ages eight to twelve) Inspired by London’s Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a sixteenth-century inn with a rich literary history, authors Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright concocted this howler of a tale about a well-educated mouse named…

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Have you ever wondered where authors sit and write their books? Yes? Then take a few minutes to stop by Jennifer Bertman’s blog From the Mixed-Up Files to learn a little bit more about how and where Carmen writes. While you’re there, be sure to take a look at her other “Creative Spaces” interviews to…

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October 1, 2011 marked the official launch of Carmen’s first chapter book! To celebrate, Peachtree Publishers has put together a fabulous blog tour. Check out all of the stops on the tour below: Monday, Oct. 3: A Word’s Worth – Take a look at some exclusive interior images from the book! Maestra Amanda’s Bookshelf —…

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