Oregon Battle of the Books!
I recently learned that Written in Stone will be an OBOB book for 6th to 8th graders for the 2015-16 school year. I love OBOB! My own kids did it for years and adored it. It’s such fun to see the energy and excitement of a sport around an academic activity. I’m very excited to do as many school visits as possible for OBOB schools next year and I’m starting to put together my school visit calendar. I’ll be clustering my school visits in October and the first half of November and then another cluster of school visits in March, April, and May. I’d love to come to your school. More information on the visits here. If you’re ready to talk about the particulars, please use the contact me button or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another Honor for Written in Stone
The Women Writing the West have given Written in Stone the WILLA Award for a YA novel with a girl protagonist and a western setting. The conference was very inspiring and the ceremony beautiful. Next year’s conference is going to be in Oregon. Here I am with my fellow honorees.
NYPL 100 Best Books for Reading and Sharing
I was just thrilled to hear that Written in Stone has been placed on the New York Public Library’s annual list of great books to share with kids. I have some excellent company on that list including Volcano Rising by my fellow Portlander Elizabeth Rusch.
Heaps of gratitude also to Betsy Bird who wrote a lovely review of Written in Stone on her Fuse #8 blog. Nobody reviews like the Fuse! And the post preceding it has a really interesting conversation about authors’ notes and their importance particularly in view of the requirements of the common core.
I’m also very proud to be in exceptional company on the Bank Street Center for Children’ s Literature’s Best Children’s Books of the Year list. If you are looking for good suggestions for kids’ reading it’s a great place to start.
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