BOATS ON THE BAY by Jeanne Walker Harvey, illus. by Grady McFerrin/ Cameron & Co., made the NCIBA Best Seller list. 10.14.18.
Jeanne has been full-speed-ahead at SF Bay Area book store events lately!
Check out her SCBWI BookStop page here
not to mention this awesome SF Chronicle review:
CONGRATS Patricia Newman, who accepted her SECOND Green Earth Book Award from the Nature Generation, this time for her Sibert Award winning SEA OTTER HEROES (Millbrook/ Lerner). And look who's on her own deck of trading cards! The NatGen event wraps up a busy month for Newman, from the NatGen award dinner –and some cool school visits–in Virginia, to talking STEM on a panel at the National Science Teachers Assoc. conference in Reno, NV;
Breaking news: EAVESDROPPING ON ELEPHANTS (Millbrook/ Lerner), the “inviting introduction to biologists at work” (Booklist), just won Eureka GOLD at the California Reading Association's PDI conference.
Congrats also to Eureka Gold winner Thomas Gonzalez,
Illustrator of COUNTDOWN–2979 DaysToThe Moon,
who rendered “vivid mixed-media illustrations that stun.”
Listen to Newman on this recent podcast with Reading With Your Kids "
"Patrica Newman reminds us that scientific teams need people with diverse talents."
Plus, check out her interview on ScienceBookADay
In addition, NEEMA'S REASON TO SMILE by Patricia Newman & Mehrdokht Amini
(Lightswitch Learning) was part of a giveaway from PragmaticMom
Even Wonder Woman and Black Panther checked out NEEMA'S REASON TO SMILE
at NYC ComicCon!
Shannon Hitchcock's ONE TRUE WAY is featured in Scholastic's Diversity Catalog,
and listed on MedalOnMyMind–a Stonewall award / Speculation blog:
MIDDLE GRADE FICTION ROUND-UP:
"[ONE TRUE WAY] may well be the first ever historical fiction title
to capture queer life for this age group.”
Check out Hitchcock's SCBWI BookStop page
—and click to LIKE!
ONE TRUE WAY was also among the #MGBooktober Day 15: Favorite Historical MG.
And from the ScaryMommy blog:
"[ONE TRUE WAY[ is one of the sweetest and most honest books about young queer love I have ever read. Hitchcock perfectly paints the infatuation of a first crush with the frustration of having to hide because the crush is between two girls. The backdrop of the book is a 1970s southern town soaked in religion. But 7th graders Sam and Allie challenge politics, disapproval, and fear by clinging to their feelings for each other."
More updates on Hitchcock's blog here.
Scott Rieckens' upcoming book and documentary, PLAYING WITH FIRE,
was featured in "How to Retire in your 30's with $1 MIllion in the Bank" in the NYTimes.
Henry Herz had a marine biologist (cephalopodiatrist?) help him explain
HOW THE SQUID GOT TWO LONG ARMS (Pelican) at Birch Aquarium.
“Sarah Scheerger is the fifth grade whisperer. With her OPERATION FROG EFFECT, it feels as if a classroom of children have shared with her their deepest and most secret thoughts. It’s truly funny and genuine. Students, parents and teachers will all recognize themselves. Not only is this delightful and poignant middle grade novel filled with authentic voices, it offers the best parts of a graphic novel, some poetry, the very cool science of frogs, and most importantly a whole lot of heart. Kids will be hoppy to have this book! It’s sure to be loved by boys and girls alike.”
— Hillary Homzie, middle grade author of Queen of Likes and
professor of children’s writing and literature, Hollins University
“OPERATION FROG EFFECT is like ‘The Breakfast Club’ for middle schoolers. It’ll make you laugh, cheer, and strive to be a better person.”
— Shannon Hitchcock, author of Ruby Lee & Me and One True Way (Scholastic)
Erin Dealey (and Charlie) joined Sacramento's Walk4Literacy.
Selected 2019 Picture Book Previews:
HOW DO YOU DO? by L. Theule, Illustrated by Gianna Marino (Bloomsbury)
"The story is serious about its shift from glum to optimistic, but the background colors and the animals' humorous expressions keep it light throughout—anyone who's needed this kind of intervention will relate."
HOW TO READ A BOOK by Kwame Alexander (Harper Collins, illus. by Melissa Sweet)
HEY, WATER! by Antoinette Portis (Holiday House/ Neal Porter)
JUST LIKE MY BROTHER by Gianna Marino (Viking)
CHOMP by Michael Paul (Crown BFYR)
WHEN PENCIL MET ERASER
by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr. / illus. by German Blanco (Imprint/ Macmillan)
PINKY GOT OUT! by Michael Portis (Crown BFYR / illus. Lori Richmond)
MITZVAH PIZZA by Sarah Lynn Scheerger (Kar-Ben/ illus. by Deborah Melmon)
ISABELLA, ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE by Jennifer Fosberry (Sourcebooks/ illus. Mike Litwin)
SEA OTTERS, SNAILS, AND TADPOLE TALES Illustrated by Ruth E. Harper
(Eric Ode/ Kane Miller)
GRANDMA'S FAVORITE and GRANDPA'S FAVORITE
by Erin Dealey & Luciana Navarro Powell (Kane Miller/ Indie book release);