Picture Book of the Day
Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates (Updated Edition with Paperdolls)
by Maj Lindman (Author, Illustrator)
Booktalk: A classic book is back! (The original copyright is 1950, and yes, I read ALL of them as a child. Who knew what those triplets from Sweden would do next?) This updated version has a Christmas story AND paper dolls in the back.
Snippet: Early one Christmas morning in Sweden, Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka opened their eyes. They sat up in bed.
5 MORE Great Christmas Books
by Mary Lyn Ray (Author) and Barry Root (Illustrator)
Wilma and the little boy next door grow a Christmas tree farm. Picture book
by Claudia Mills (Author) and Catherine Stock (Illustrator)
What will Gus and Grandpa to do with 12 dozen cookies? Easy reader with 4 chapters
by Cynthia Rylant (Author) and Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
The whole family comes over to celebrate Christmas! Easy reader with 3 chapters
by Katherine Paterson (Author) and Jane Clark Brown (Illustrator)
Marvin makes his parents the best Christmas present ever. Level 3 easy reader
by Denys Cazet (Author, Illustrator)
Minnie and Moo have to save Christmas at the farm! Level 3 easy reader
Chapter Book of the Day
by Kimberly Willis Holt (Author) and Christine Davenier (Illustrator)
Booktalk: Piper’s parents are going on vacation to France and not taking the whole family. What rotten luck! What will they do about Christmas?
“Where will we stay while you’re in France?” I asked.
“Piney Woods,” said the Chief. “You girls can have a nice visit with your grandparents.”
Intensive Picture Book Workshop
Are you ready to write your picture book in 2012?
(Ask someone to buy you a workshop for the holidays!)
The next Intensive Picture Book Workshop begins on January 4th. Learn the basic elements of a picture book story (hook, theme, arc, beats, storyboarding, and read aloud) as you study 5 picture books per lesson to see how they use the Big Picture writing traits of ideas, organization and voice.
An online workshop 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.
Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish US Children’s Books Titles
My new @ALA_Booklist Hot Topics column, The Artist’s Life is here!
Blog Countdown #8
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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My NEW picture book is Road Work Ahead (Viking)
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