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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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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So many wonderful and exciting things have been happening! For starters, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, won a Cybil in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category! It always means a lot when the readers pick your book, especially when you’re up against so many other fabulous titles (I’m looking at you A Monster Calls!). To top…

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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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We are so happy to have found The Cheshire Cheese Cat on Elizabeth Bird’s end of the year 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 list. Elizabeth’s Fuse #8 blog is always wonderful for me to read, which makes being included on it all the more exciting.

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We are so glad that Mary Quattlebaum took the time to give The Cheshire Cheese Cat such a wonderful and thoughtful review in The Washington Post. I can only hope that everyone agrees that this book “begs for a family storytime.” You can read the full review here.

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Thank you so much to School Library Journal for listing The Cheshire Cheese Cat as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2011. “Rich in lofty language and vivid characterization, and artfully embellished by Moser’s expressive illustrations, this laugh-out-loud tale is one to savor.” Be sure to see who else made the list here.

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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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Wonderfully read by the fabulous Katherine Kellgren & the ever-dashing Robin Sachs. You may listen to the first chapter here.

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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…

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Those of you that regularly read the Sunday Book Reviews section in The New York Times my have already caught a glimpse of this review. It is an honor to be reviewed alongside such a beloved and prolific writer as Richard Peck and we are thrilled that Elisabeth Egan found The Cheshire Cheese Cat so…

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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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