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Entries from June 2008

More Great Children’s Book Reviewers

June 26th, 2008 · Comments Off

Two of my favorite reviewers are related to one another. Noel, is a young librarian and a fantastic writer. Her first draft may be warty but it’s pure genius just the same. Marie, her cousin, is a smart teen blogger who writes great reviews and also great poetry. Do go and visit them. You won’t […]

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Examples of Great Reviews and Great Blog Tours

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

For some great reviews, be sure to check out Becky’s Book Reviews. She has a BA and MA in English literature and a MLS degree. Her specialization is children’s and young adult literature. She reads more than anyone I’ve ever met and she post wonderful reviews and interviews. Go, read, enjoy. My secret hope is […]

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Book Loving Bloggers!

June 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

We’ve added a couple of great teen reviewers, this week. Take a gander at how professional these sites are: Book Review Maniac, and By the Book Reviews. If you want a sweet story that will make you tear up, read the wedding post at Dolce Bellezza. Three cheers for teachers! For an artistic blog full […]

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What Happens Now?

June 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I wrote the following in response to a blogger who asked: I am not sure what this ‘blog tour’ is and what will happen if I join. Could you please explain? I have explained what a bog tour is in the left sidebar in a page titled What the Heck is a Blog Tour, Anyway? […]

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Cory Doctorow and Free Books

June 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

If you’d like a copy of Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow, all you have to do is download it. Free. And here’s why. There are a couple of ways people might respond to such an offer. They might figure that since the book is free, it’s not very good. If they think that, they should […]

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Buttons and Banners

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

I’ve put up some buttons for your sidebars in the page to the left–Widgets, Buttons, and Banners, Oh My. Somehow, when I was editing the page I lost the widgets. Oh well, there’s plenty on there. If you want one, feel free to grab one.

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Children’s Magazines

June 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve been drooling over children’s magazines. Considering which ones I can order for school this year. Carus Publishing is putting out a ton of really great magazines. Check them out!

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All About Blog Book Reviews

June 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Becky, from Becky’s Book Reviews, posted a piece last year on her reasons for reviewing books on her blog. She discusses whether bloggers should review books at all and if so, whether they should get free books. It kicked off a thoughtful discussion and is well worth reading.

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Notable Blogs

June 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I’m kind of in a holding pattern for a bit here. Taking care of business, getting ready for a missions trip in July and a writing conference in August. (SCBWI! I’m hyped!) But I thought in the meantime I’d give a plug to various bloggers on the tour. Today I’d like to tell you something […]

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Jeanne DuPrau Correction

June 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

She’s not really coming. Ha. I’m kidding. But, my bad, I messed up on the release date of her fourth Ember book. So, here’s the real skinny on her book and movie. The movie, The City of Ember, releases October 10th. And the book, The Diamond of Darkhold, is due out August 26. Jeanne’s blog […]

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