Great Books

Picture Book of the Day

The Snow Blew Inn
by Dian Curtis Regan (Author) and Doug Cushman (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Emma can’t wait until Cousin Abby arrives so their sleepover can begin. But a blizzard shows up instead of Abby. Other guests arrive and arrive and arrive. Soon the inn is full. But where is Abby?

Snippet:
Is cousin Abby coming down the trail?
“Not yet, not yet,” calls Mr. Owl. “Storm, storm!”
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Chapter Book of the Day

The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant
by Michelle Cuevas (Author) and Ed Young (Illustrator)
144 pages

Booktalk: Ever since he was an infant, Pigeon Jones has lived on the back of an artistically gifted white elephant named Birch.

Snippet: I was born a restless sort, a tumbleweed, a wanderer if you will, and the night my parents left me on the orphanage steps, I didn’t wait around to be found. I crawled right out of that basket and made my way into the world.
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December 2011 Carnival Of Children’s Literature

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Online Writing Workshops

The next Children’s Novels Workshop is Jan 4-Feb 22, 2012.

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Site Meter My NEW picture book is Road Work Ahead (Viking)

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