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The kids at notes4notes in Austin, Texas, did such a great job recording Big Pumpkin. Great acting, great sound effects! I just had to share it here! Enjoy!
BIG thanks to school Librarian Susan Middleton for sending me this picture of her Big Pumpkin nesting dolls. She commissioned artist Lauren West to create them and aren't they adorable! I'm so impressed by the creative way this extends my book and engages her students. It tickles me to see my characters come to life in another form.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WORLD
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Let's Go Fishing
Let's Have a Parade
At Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
I'm thrilled to know that my book is being read in Japan!!!
I read Cowgirl Kate stories, listened to some fine Cowboy music, chatted with local Rodeo Queens, Cynthia Boswell and Sabrina Snowball, and tried to rope a "pretend" bull (got it on the fourth try!) at the Frugal Frigate, a terrific independent children's bookstore.
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March is Women's History Month and over at "kidlitblog" they are celebrating all month. Every day a different teacher, author, librarian, or historian, is adding a post about Women's History in Children's Books.
I've been reading the posts every day, learning about all those amazing women they didn't teach us about in school, but should have, and discovering more books to add to my to-read list. So many books, so little time!
I'll be posting about Emma Lazarus on March 26. And suggesting a link to a really wonderful short music-film on Women's History. Don't miss it!
Don't worry about arriving in the middle of March; start from today and read backwards, or go back to March 1 and go in order, or jump around and pick and choose by topic.
Here's the URL: http://kidlitwhm.blogspot.com/
Happy Women's History Month! Read More