Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Beverly Cleary & the 2010 Los Angels Times Book Prze

The 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes ceremony honors the best books of 2010

The 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes will be awarded April 29, 2011, in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building. Beloved children’s author Beverly Clearly is awarded 2010 Robert Kirsch Award.

Book Prizes – Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksThe Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were first awarded in 1980, with the idea of honoring literary excellence and celebrating the community of readers in Los Angeles. Now, more than thirty years later, the Book Prizes have expanded to 10 categories, have honored more than thirty writers from the west with the Kirsch Award, and now offer an Innovator’s Award, which recognizes the people and institutions that are doing cutting edge work to bring books, publishing and storytelling into the future. Past winners include: Nobel Laureates Gabriel Garcia Marquez, National Book Award winners Joan Didion; and Dave Eggers, who won the current interest prize for “Zeitoun” in the same year that he was named winner of the Innovator’s Award for his work with McSweeney’s, the 826 Literacy organization and his multitude of other achievements in the world of books.

The 2010 Book Prizes Innovator’s Award Winner, Robert Kirsch Award Winner, and the category finalists were announced publicly on February 22, 2011. Click here to view the winners

Attica Locke will be presenting Mystery/Thriller Prize.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

God Gave us Heaven

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book's FIRST chapter!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and his/her book:

God Gave Us Heaven

WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)


Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Visit the author's website.


Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Visit the illustrator's website.

Poduct Details:

List Price: $10.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (August 19, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400074460
ISBN-13: 978-1400074464


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Children Authors on TV: Dr. Dawn Huebner

What To Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep, by Dawn Huebner
Dr. Dawn Huebner, author of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series whose most recent book is What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep will be on the Today Show between 8 and 9pm EST).

Marketing Tips for Children Book Writers

BEA in L.A.: 'Thought Leadership' in Children's Bookstores

At the BEA panel Give It Away to Get It Back: Using 'Thought Leadership' to Build Your Children's Business, Kristin McLean, executive director of the Association of Booksellers for Children, defined "thought leaders" as people "widely recognized for innovative ideas that they share broadly with their organization or community."Click Jennifer M. Brown(Shelf Awareness) to read entire article.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crayola Toys R Us Chalk Event Tomorrow

Toys R Us

Crayola Sponsored Instore Event at Toy's R US Tomorrow from Noon to 2pm. Selah and I will be there. We have the 3-D Chalk and love it. Can't wait to try out the other products.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Fancy Nancy at Target

Selah and I were summer toy shopping in Target when we saw Fancy Nancy in all her splendor! If you have a daughter from 3-8 (My daughter is 8) they will love Fancy Nancy. We have had tea parties, craft parties and Girl Scout parties with the Fancy Nancy Theme. But the books are the best. Girls learn new words. They also learn that it is okay to girly, and individual, and thoughtful.

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