July 26, 2010

Apologies for the recent silence. I’m hard at work redesigning my web site. It’s going to be great for me, because even though my present site if very cool and sparkly, it’s all in Flash, which means I can’t update it. For those of you who have been following my book recommendations for a while,…

July 14, 2010

Consider this a contest about a contest! Comment here and give me a great idea for a contest, and you’ll win this fabulous book – I just finished it, and it’s great. I promise. http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

July 12, 2010

Today is the BabyMouse/Lunch Lady Smackdown on the radio version of Brain Burps About Books! Listen live at 4pm EDT. ComicCon gets underway in less than a week, and I thought this would be the perfect time for a show with Jenni Holm, author of the hugely popular graphic novel series, BabyMouse, and Jarett Krosoczka,…

July 11, 2010

This is fascinating – finally, book trailers are getting some mainstream recognition by way of the New York Times Sunday Styles section. Yes, people in the book industry have known about videos for books for years. But if I mention the phrase “book trailer” to a civilian, I get the “huh?” look and have to…

July 6, 2010

I recently received this in my email box. I’d love to hear what other people would have answered. The name of this teacher has been X-ed out to protect her privacy. Otherwise, it’s verbatim. Dear Ms. Davis, My name is XXX and I teach 5th and 6th grade Language Arts in a small town in…

July 1, 2010

What do Mo Willems, Tanya Stone, Tony DiTerlizzi, Linda Sue Park, David Levithan, Jon Scieszka, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ellen Hopkins, Libba Bray, Dianne de las Casas, and Peter Sis have in common? They all answered my latest burning question at the American Library Association conference in Washington, DC. Enjoy!  http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps