Sweethearts by Sara Zarr was a CCBC Book Discussion book today and I was happily surprised to discover that I wasn’t the only one who loved this book. Usually books with adorable pink hearts on the cover (cookie hearts no less) don’t get such huge rave reviews by anyone but me, but this book was […]

Watch Kevin Henkes read from Bird Lake Moon

The best part of the Kevin Henkes reception (besides the chocolate) was his reading from Bird Lake Moon. First, Katy Horning introduced him and then his current editor (whose name I can’t remember — doh!) from Greenwillow spoke. She had a great story about when Susan Hirschman had Kevin call her at the publisher she […]

Friday Six Special Wisconsin Addition! April 4

I’m posting six extra great things about Wisconsin to even out last week’s Oregon post. I don’t want Wisconsin to feel neglected! 1) The Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Could this be the greatest place on earth? 2) SCBWI-WI. We have a kick ass regional chapter. 3) My Writers Group. Previously, not everyone would get to […]