November 30, 2011

Well, it’s the end of the inaugural PBM, at least. We will be back next year! But I’m a bit teary over the end of this lovely month, as I’ve loved how much the public, and the industry, has embraced our effort. I am thrilled at the response and the support we’ve gotten. I want…

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November 28, 2011

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android   December 16 is the deadline to help the trailer for Little Chicken’s Big Day win a 2011 SLJ Trailee Award! Click here to vote! In this episode you’ll hear me and Jarrett Krosoczka having too much fun. You’ll also hear: a review by Travis…

November 27, 2011

“Children can have too many toys, but never enough books.” – Jarrett Krosoczka from his Picture Book Month Essay. When The New York Times declared, “Picture Books No Longer A Staple for Children” in an article published in October 2010, the controversial article incited a barrage of responses from the children’s book industry, many in…

November 26, 2011

In the funniest and most creative example of procrastination I’ve ever seen, Anna-Marie Crum has created a series of very short, very true little videos about the frustrations of writing. This one, illustrating the minutia of picking the exact correct word is done is a very funny amusing funny way. And also true dead-on.  

November 23, 2011

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android   It’s not too late if you want to help the trailer for Little Chicken’s Big Day win a 2011 SLJ Trailee Award so click here!   This is not your usual charity. Milk and Bookies’ goal is to provide two things, literacy promotion and…

November 22, 2011

I have a lot to be grateful for, in this week of thanks giving. But to receive this particular fan letter this particular week seemed perfect. This is literally the best fan letter I have ever received. I’ve had one fave for a long time, from a mom whose child started to read because of…