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LitWits Log


If you’re a reader or writer, check out the quarterly e-newsletter The LitWits Log (you can sign up for free here). This e-log is the brainchild of uber-creative author/illustrator J.C. Phillipps. Julie is one of my long-time critique partners, along with Ammi-Joan Paquette and Kip Wilson.  Earlier this year, Julie suggested that our critique group pool our resources together into a newsletter, and the LitWits Blog was born. Our next issue has an interview with Ammi-Joan Paquette, book recommendations, and more.

Happy Reading!


Cultivating Diversity in Your Library

Today I’m over at A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet talking about cultivating diversity in your library here. Come on over!

primo geeks

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Join me today over at the Emu’s Debuts blog for lots of goodies, including an interview with Lynda Mullaly Hunt on  how kids connect to her debut middle grade novel ONE FOR THE MURPHYS. This book is one of my favorite reads this year, and  Kirkus Reviews agreed–they loved it enough to bestow a starred review for ONE FOR THE MURPHYS .

For teachers and librarians, we’re also giving away:

  • A 20-minute classroom Skype author visit with Lynda
  • A signed copy of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS
  • A class set of bookmarks

If you aren’t a teacher or librarian, you can still enter for your child’s classroom or your neighborhood school, so drop on by, meet Lynda, and enter the contest!

The Nitty Gritty~

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin)

Publication Date: May 10, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0-399256158

Number of Pages: 256

Ages: 8-12

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats

Today I’m over at Emu’s Debuts to celebrate the release of J. Anderson Coats’ debut young adult novel The Wicked and the Just.

Join me for an interview with the author and classroom connections!