By Request…

Picture Book of the Day

M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)

by Doreen Cronin (Author) and Laura Cornell (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Take care of MOM and she’ll take care of YOU. Kids can see how in this detailed “Mom Operating Manual.” The snippet below is on the If All Else Fails Page where it recommends “a spontaneous song and dance routine” to override a “malfunction.”

This book is a MUST BUY for kids with busy moms!


Cranky Pants

(sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Why do you wear cranky pants?

Cranky pants?

Cranky pants?

Why do you wear cranky pants?

Breathe deep and count to ten.


Chapter Book of the Day

All-Star Cheerleaders: Tick Tock, Taylor

by Anastasia Suen (Author) and Hazel Mitchell (Illustrator)

96 pages

Booktalk: It’s the first big competition for Taylor, Abby and the rest of the Glitter cheer squad from the Big D Elite gym. Competitions are nerve-wracking enough, but add in a teammate who is always perfect – and wants everyone else to be too – a slow back walkover and some intense competition and the Glitter squad will have to perform better than ever to take first place.

Snippet: “I thought this day would never come,” said Taylor to her best friend Abby. The two girls looked around the hallway of the sports arena. There were cheerleaders everywhere. They had come from across the state to compete. It was October — time for the first All-Star competition of the season.

BONUS! Find out how this series started!


Children’s Chapter Books Workshop

I’ve had many requests this year to teach a workshop about writing chapter books, so…the Children’s Chapter Books Workshop will begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.

The Children’s Chapter Books Workshop is a 12 lesson email course. Due to the economy, I have divided it into 2 parts: Lessons 1-6 and Lessons 7-12.

This is an online workshop, so it does not have a physical meeting place or classroom hours. You will have 8 weeks to complete the 6 lessons in this online workshop. Turn your lessons in as you complete them, the next day…or on the due date two weeks later.

The January workshop dates are January 4-February 22, 2012.


Blog Countdown #9

Dear Readers,

Due to technical difficulties (see below) I am moving ALL of my blogs here to Booktalking.

Q. Why are you moving your blogs during the busy holidays?

A. Two reasons:

1. I’m being innundated by foreign language spam.

2. The Feedburner subscription service has locked me out.

This means that while others have found me (in a BIG way!) I can no longer find you. I can’t access my subscriber lists. I’ve had the same login since 2006, but Feedburner was sold to Google and now my passwords no longer work!

I have to START OVER.

1. I will consolidate ALL 8 blogs into 1 at Booktalking.

2. I will count down this week and next (from 10-1)…and then close the other 7 blogs.

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